Are there any mental/intellectual symptoms if you just have cleft lip and palate?

No. There are no mental or intellectual changes associated with an isolated cleft lip and/or palate. There may be changes if the cleft is part of a syndrome.
Generally not. These are most often isolated birth abnormalities and not associated with intellectual impairment.

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I have a bilateral cleft lip and palate and the scars are really noticeable. What treatments can reduce the symptoms?

Revision . Without seeing photos you have several options. Non-surgical options include kenalog (triamcinolone) injections along the scar as well as co2 laser resurfacing. If the lip exhibits retraction or requires lengthening then a surgical revision would be necessary. Read more...
Lip Surgery Needed. Today we address the issue shortly after birth with naso alveolar moulding. The tissue is manipulated early so that one well time operation can prevent a litany of follow up operations which would otherwise need to be performed to correct appearance and function. If at thirty six it is going to take some plastic surgery from a knowledgeable team to address the issue. Start with dr larry brecht i. Read more...

Any else got cleft lip and palate from family member?

Recurrence risks. Clefts have a complex multi-gene inheritance pattern that is not easily predicted.An individual with a cleft has about 4-5% risk of having a kid with a cleft, while a mom & dad with clefts would have >8% risk of a kid with the defect. It can also come up in families with no known clefts anywhere in the faamily tree. Read more...
Yes. Some forms of cleft lip and palate are inheritable but many patients do not have a family history. Read more...

What is the best part of the us to get operated for cleft lip and palate?

No best. There are many great surgeons and institutions in all parts of the country. Read more...
Many choices. If you call operation smile at 888-677-6453 or 757-321-7645, they can refer you to a number of resources in searching out a cleft lip/palate plastic surgeon. Many universities have multispecialty cleft clinics and can be an excellent source of information and treatment options. There are many good choices for this procedure in the United States. Good luck! Read more...
Experience counts. I'm not sure if any one part of the country is considered the best but seek referrals to a multidisciplinary team. Read more...
Cleft palate clinic. Seek a teaching hospital with a multidisciplinary clinic. They will see a large volume of patients and have a well oiled machine in place to care for all aspects of your child's care. As you will likely be making multiple visits over months and years, a location closer to home is probably preferable. Ask (facial) plastic surgeons in your area and they probably can recommend the best/nearest... Read more...
Cleftline.org. This website is operated by the american cleft palate-craniofacial association which is not controlled by any one specialty, or center. They list the accredited teams in the usa. One could argue that academic center are the best or worst place to have surgery. They often have/do the latest, but often the surgery is done by trainees. Read more...
Depends. Some questions i would have for the surgeon are: !. How many of these operations have you performed? 2. How many per year? 3. What is your rate of complications? 4. What are some common complications? 5. What happens after the operation? 6. Who will be there to take care of any emergencies? 7. Are you board certified and in what area? 8. Can you guarantee success?-i'd worry if they say yes to #8. Read more...
Teams--kids hospital. We're blessed. There are many fine cleft palate teams across the country. Ask your pediatrician for referral to a team. I'm particularly comfortable with teams based out of children's hospitals where the focus is kids first. Read more...
Cleftline. There are many highly respected and talented surgeons and cleft lip and palate teams throughout the country. The best way to get information regarding these teams, as well as information for parents and patients, is to visit the american cleft palate-craniofacial association's cleft palate foundation web site at http://www.Cleftline.Org. Good luck. Read more...

If I had cleft lip, will it be likely that my future children will have cleft lips and palates too?

Cleft Lip . Cleft lip and palate are malformation defect secondary to genetics and environmental factors . Smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy increased risk. Read more...
Depends on a lot. If there is nothing in the family history, then there is about a 4% risk of children having this. However, this might vary depending on a lot of things. A genetics counselor is the best person to see to find out this risk in any specific person. Call the local cleft team to find a genetics counselor that does this. Read more...

I was born with a cleft lip and palate. What to do about it?

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...

I need to know if there is a cure for cleft lip/cleft palate?

Surgery. Surgery will close up the clefts. See an oral surgeon or a plastic surgeon for treatment discussions. Read more...

Can someone have a complete cleft palate and not have any cleft lip?

Cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur individually or as a combined birth defect. Early surgical intervention can be done to fix either or both problems. Your local dental society or state dental association should be able to help you find a surgeon to repair the defect. Read more...
Definitely yes. Approximately 1 in 700 children born have a cleft lip or a cleft palate or both. CDC recently estimated that, each year in the United States, about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate. Parker SE, Mai CT, Canfield MA, Rickard R, Wang Y, Meyer RE, Anderson P, Mason CA, Collins JS, Kirby RS, Correa A. Read more...