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Are there any good ways of reducing scarring after a cleft lip surgery?
5 doctors weighed in

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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