The technique to repair the cleft lip & palate is progressed rapidly.
Thanks to Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
The repair need several operations; first operation is done during
infancy to correct the cleft lips. Second operation is, at least, done
before 3-year-old to correct the hard palate. because if the correction
of cleft palate is delayed, the patient will be suffering some difficulty
For more details, Please ask the Plastic surgeon or Reconstructive
Ref) Fishaer DM. Unilateral cleft lip repair: an anatomical subunit
approximation technique. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD