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.