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I Have A Cleft Chin
Can I have a dimple added when I have chin augmentation? I have always wanted a dimpled chin. Is this something that can be added when i get my chin augmentation?
I have a cleft lip and partial cleft pallet, had a lip surgery and need more, but my hospital doesn't know where my dental records are. What can i do?
~6%: Parent to child risk can best be calculated with a thorough review of the family tree and input from both sides of the family.A single affected patent will have ~6% risk per pregnancy if the other parent is not affected. Be aware that any pregnancy has some risk of a surprise at dellivery. A consultation with a genetic counselor could review all your risks. ...Read more
Can I have lip augmentation if I have a cold sore? I have an appointment for lip augmentation, but have developed a cold sore. Can i still have the procedure?
Anytime : Anytime you have an active viral outbreak, you should avoid procedures that could cause it to spread. Or worsen. Those who are considering lip injections, laser or facial surgery - even microdermabrasion - should wait until a cold sore is completely healed. For patients in our practice who have ever had cold sores or even chicken pox, we provide anitviral medication to prevent an outbreak. This is one situation when "better safe than sorry" play out every time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cleft palate surgery: Follow the post op instructions given by the surgeon. Ask them all of your questions. They are the best one to help you and your son thru this healing period. Good luck. ...Read more
May or may not: A cleft lip occurs when a primary palate does not fuse. It may not involve the palate. A bone graft on the teeth, away from the cleft area, should have no effect at all. A fail bone graft in the cleft area may intensify the destruction of bone in the area and upon failure would lead to oral nasal communication. Consult with your oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First, have a: Consult with a plastic surgeon and/or an oral /maxillofacial surgeon. Your general dentist may have referral suggestions. Your options regarding the lip/palate can be discussed and recommendations for treatment can be explained. Learn all you can about your specific issues before making decisions and choosing treatment path. Good luck. ...Read more
What do I do if I have been told that my prenatal ultrasound shows a cleft lip and, maybe, a cleft p
See specialist: Modern ultasounography can accurately identify a birth defect (split) of the lip ("cleft lip"), as long as the baby cooperates by not hiding it's face. Your OB will probably refer you to either a genetics counsellor and/or a pediatric plastic surgeon for more information about what cleft lip and cleft palate (a split in the roof of the mouth)are and how they are managed after birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common problem: Ingrown hair in female genital area are mostly due to hair shaving or use of tight panties. There are ways you can remove ingrown hair with the right forceps and a mirror as ended. If there is redness or swelling it may indicate infection, fir which you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a hard ball under my skin on my jaw line just above my chin. I saw my oral surgeon and said it must be a cyst? I have to see a dermatologist.
Cyst: Since you have seen an oral surgeon and diagnosed with a cyst it is likely just that. Sebaceous cysts are common and easily treated. Depending upon its size and appearance a dermatologist can appropriately treat this. You might need a referral or be able to see a dermatologist directly. Waiting would likely result in the cyst continuing to enlarge. ...Read more