Cleft Lip Revision Newport Beach
An aesthetically pleasing cleft lip repair heals and changes over time as the child grows. Sometimes, the scar widens or becomes asymmetric to the point where a cleft lip revision may be warranted. Depending on when these changes occur, cleft lip revision can be performed either with the cleft palate repair six months later or as a separate surgery. Most often the procedure can be done right before the child enters kindergarten, to mitigate any distress from unwanted attention or teasing. Cleft lip revision, if done as a separate surgery, is often done as an outpatient surgery, where the child is discharged home the same day.