Cleft palate surgery/repair | cleft lip surgery cost in delhi
A cleft lip is a Congenitan Deformity in which a physical opening or slit on the upper lip is present between the mouth and nose. A cleft can happen on one side of the lip called unilateral cleft or it can occur on both side of the cleft known as bilateral cleft. A cleft palate is a slit on the roof of the mouth (which is known as palate). A cleft lip or a cleft palate can occur separately or together.

Causes of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

The reasons for cleft lip of cleft palate are not very clearly known. Some genetic and environmental factors are incriminated. Some drugs like anti-seizure/anticonvulsant drugs, acne drugs, arthritis drugs, cancer drugs and psoriasis drugs, taken by a pregnant woman may also cause cleft lip or palate to baby.

Problems associated with cleft lip

• A Cosmetic disfregration
• Difficult and improper feeding of child.

• recurrent URTI
• improper denture

Cleft lip surgery is best done within 3 months of child birth.the surgery takes about an hour under general anaesthesia & require 1 day admission. Cleft plalate is best oprated arround 8 to 12 months of age. if the cleft extends into maxillary alveolar margin bone grafting is require. cosmetic corection of nose and velopharymgeal incompetence may be required at a later date.we at northex cosmetic surgery clinic are fully equiped to deal with all types of cleft lip and pala