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Lip and Palate

Lip and Palate

Lip Debulking

Plastic Cosmetic Surgery for the Lips Are your lips too thick, or is the red of your lips too small? Lip enhancement or lip reduction . Is your upper lip too big or is your bottom lip too big, does it hang down? A cosmetic procedure or plastic surgery may be able to help make your lips more beautiful and give you more self-confidence.
Possible surgical treatments:
* Lip Plasty: to make the lips narrower or fuller.
* Lifting the upper lip: shortening a drooping upper lip
* Upper lip correction: gum – smile.
Standard result for lip reduction
Lip-Plasty: reducing the size of thick lips
Surgical procedures
* LIP-PLASTY: Are your lips too thick or is the red of your lips too small? If so you could consider plastic surgery correction to make your lips smaller or fuller.
* LIFTING THE UPPER LIP: with age the upper lip tends to droop and the red of the lips becomes narrower. This symptom of the aging process can be corrected with a simple “butterfly correction”.
* GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION: if your gums are exposed because your upper lip is lifted too high when you smile, this procedure can offer a solution.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Lip (Cheiloschisis) and Cleft Palate (Palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation. A cleft is a fissure or opening – a gap. It is the non-fusion of the body’s natural structures that form before birth. Approximately 1 in 700 children born have a cleft lip and/or a cleft palate. An older term is harelip, based on the similarity to the cleft in the lip of a hare.

Cleft lip treatment

Within the first 2-3 months after birth, surgery is performed to close the cleft lip. While surgery to repair a cleft lip can be performed soon after birth, often the preferred age is at approximately 10 weeks of age, following the “rule of 10s” (the child is at least 10 weeks of age; weighs at least 10 pounds, and has at least 10g hemoglobin). If the cleft is bilateral and extensive, two surgeries may be required to close the cleft, one side first, and the second side a few weeks later.

Cleft palate treatment

Often a cleft palate is temporarily closed, the cleft isn’t closed, but it is covered by a palatal obturator (a prosthetic device made to fit the roof of the mouth covering the gap). Cleft palate can also be corrected by surgery, usually performed between 6 and 12 months. Approximately 20-25% only require one palatal surgery to achieve a competent velopharyngeal valve capable of producing normal, non-hypernasal speech.

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