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Plastic Surgery Case Study – Cleft Lip Revision with Buccal Fat Graft

Background: Repair of a primary cleft lip deformity is one of the common pediatric plastic surgery procedures performed in infants. Usually done around three to four months of age, its repair is usually done by the rotation-advancement technique. This well established cleft lip repair procedure works by derotating the shortened medial lip element and bringing Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Incomplete Cleft Lip Repair

Background: While cleft lip and palate is a widely recognized orofacial deformity, it is less commonly appreciated that it has a wide spectrum of presentations. It occurs in basic categories of combined cleft lip and palate and isolated cleft lip and isolated cleft palate, but every  possible variation in between these basic categories occurs. Its Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Outcome from Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair

Background: The term, cleft lip and palate, refers to a spectrum of congenital clefting conditions that emanate out from the mouth area. In its most common presentation, it  involves both the cleft lip and palate (technically cleft lip-alveolus-nose-palate) but it can also occur as an isolated cleft lip or an isolated cleft palate. These common Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Bilateral Teen Cleft Rhinoplasty

Background: The bilateral cleft lip and palate deformity poses major reconstructive challenges. At its root cause is the shortage of tissue that has resulted from the cleft as well as scar tissue that has occurred from prior surgeries. The bilateral cleft nose has many typical features from a wide and blunt nasal tip, an underdeveloped Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study: Bilateral Cleft Lip Repair

Background: Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common facial birth defects often cited as occurring in about 1 in every 1,000 births. While there are race, gender and world wide differences in this occurrence rate, it is a condition that is well recognized around the world for its prevalance. Almost everyone has Read More…

Technical Strategies – Cleft Lip Scar Hair Transplants

Despite the best efforts at cleft lip repair, whether done as an infant, teenager or as an adult cleft lip revision, the ability to detect the cleft lip scar usually persists. This is most manifest in men because the thickness of the upper lip beard skin on both sides of the cleft lip scar make Read More…

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