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Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate

Correction of a cleft lip or palate usually requires multiple procedures during a child’s growth and development. Intervention is recommended early because of other medical problems that can be associated with clefting, particularly ear infections.

Cleft lip repairs are initially performed when a child is at least 10 weeks of age and 10 pounds in weight. Cleft palate repairs are generally performed when a child is somewhat older, from nine to 18 months of age.

Please contact Associates in Plastic Surgery for a consultation to learn more about how our specialists can correct these birth defects to help ensure the health and well-being of children.