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What are the treatments for a cleft lip and palate/deveated septum?
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Repair
Surgical repair can address all three - cleft lip and septum first, then the cleft palate at a later stage.
Children with cleft lip & palate may need minor revisionary surgery (especially of the nose and septum) later in life, followed by a formal rhinoplasty (nose job) for final "touch-ups" once their faces have matured - around 16/17 years old.

In brief: Repair
Surgical repair can address all three - cleft lip and septum first, then the cleft palate at a later stage.
Children with cleft lip & palate may need minor revisionary surgery (especially of the nose and septum) later in life, followed by a formal rhinoplasty (nose job) for final "touch-ups" once their faces have matured - around 16/17 years old.
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Surgery
If the deviated septum is bad enough to cause trouble breathing through the nose, medications such as nasal steroids can be tried.
If that doesn't work, then surgery, "septoplasty" is the only answer. The patient should be a teenager at least as the surgery can interfere with midface growth in a younger child.

In brief: Surgery
If the deviated septum is bad enough to cause trouble breathing through the nose, medications such as nasal steroids can be tried.
If that doesn't work, then surgery, "septoplasty" is the only answer. The patient should be a teenager at least as the surgery can interfere with midface growth in a younger child.
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