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What do you do for me? I am a 45 year old female.I am suffering from cleft lip and cleft nose.I have had some plastic surgery,but I am not happy.I think,another plastic surgery is necessary for me. I can send my picture to you.would you please help me?

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In my experience, surgery for repair of cleft lip/palate nasal deformities can be quite challenging even in the best of hands. Usually by the time an individual is at the adult stage, it is not uncommon for multiple surgeries on the lip and nose to have been accomplished. My suggestion is to find a plastic surgeon who is affiliated with a cleft palate team or at least one who has extensive experience in cleft rhinoplasty repair. While sending a picture of yourself would be helpful, it is most important to have a thorough exam of both the outside and inside of your nose to make the best recommendations. Finally, if it is at all possible to have access to your past operative records, this would be most helpful for the next surgeon to review. This would allow him/her to see what cartilage and or implants may have been placed. Best wishes.
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Dr. Matthew Wilson answered:

Can a fetus develop a cleft lip after 21 weeks? Just had my 35 week ultrasound and there's a big line in the upper lip in her face pictures. Worried

No

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The direct answer to your question is no. Cleft lip is a defect of development that occurs early. It is typically discovered at your 20 week ultrasound, and if good pictures were obtained at that time, then you have little to worry about. It is not something that can occur at 35 weeks, but would conceivably be discovered at that time if not seen earlier.
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How bad is cleft lip?

Easily treatable

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Cleft lip is a birth defect in which the upper lip has an opening that may or may not communicate with the nose. It is usually treated by 3 months at age with remarkably good results.
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Dr. Ronald Achong answered:

What is a cleft lip?

A cleft in the lip

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Cleft lip is a congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A cleft of a tissue/groove is usually seen on the upper front lip. Often doctors will look for other deformities like a cleft palate. Such a deformity is treated easily with a good medical team.
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Dr. James Sidman answered:

Is it painful to have a cleft lip?

No

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Cleft lip is not painful. It is normal for that baby! Sometimes the lip edges get a bit dried out, and the gums also, but this doesn't cause pain.
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What is a cleft lip and palate is?

Birth defect

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A cleft is a birth defect that occurs when the tissues of the lip and/or palate of the fetus do not fuse very early in pregnancy. A cleft lip, sometimes referred to as a harelip, is an opening in the upper lip that can extend into the base of the nostril. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth.
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What are the fetal screening methods for cleft lip?

Ultrasound

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Parents are encouraged to have ultrasound visualization of the fetus. This confirms and identifies the anomaly.
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Dr. Dinh Bui answered:

Is having a cleft lip and palate common?

Common birth defect

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Cleft lip(CL) and palate (CP) are among the most common of all congenital deformity. The incicence is rising due to environmental teratogens, lower neonatal mortality, increased marriage and child bearing among cleft patients. They are most common in American indian(3.7/1000), Japanese (2.7/1000), Chinese (2/1000), Caucasian (1.7/1000), black (.4/1000). CL more common in male, CP more in female
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Dr. James Sidman answered:

That's not a cleft lip, that's a harelip." What is the difference?

Same thing.

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Hare lip is the old fashioned term for cleft lip. It is named after rabbits (hare) who all have a cleft lip. It is a term we try not to use any more because of the negative associations many people have with the term.
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Dr. James Sidman answered:

How involved is the surgery for a cleft lip?

Depends on the type

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Bilateral cleft lip is usually more complicated than single sided clefting. In the hands of and experienced surgeon, the surgery could take from 30 mins to 2-3 hours. Most children stay 1 night in the hospital.
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