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Are there any good ways of reducing scarring after a cleft lip surgery?

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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Some treatments offered before surgery (nasoalveloar molding, or nam) can help lessen the scarring afterwards.
Sometimes, scars will need to be revised surgically to get the best outcome, but this is fortunately not common.

In brief: Yes

Some treatments offered before surgery (nasoalveloar molding, or nam) can help lessen the scarring afterwards.
Sometimes, scars will need to be revised surgically to get the best outcome, but this is fortunately not common.
Dr. Jason Hall
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric

In brief: Yes

Apply Mederma or vitamin E oil to the surgical site.

In brief: Yes

Apply Mederma or vitamin E oil to the surgical site.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

Always follow your surgeons instructions carefully and discuss the issue of scarring with him. After the cleft lip has healed sometimes topical application of vitamin E oil once per day is helpful but this is controversial.

In brief: Depends

Always follow your surgeons instructions carefully and discuss the issue of scarring with him. After the cleft lip has healed sometimes topical application of vitamin E oil once per day is helpful but this is controversial.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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