Cleft Lip Surgery in Mumbai, India

The cleft lip is a very common condition and present in children from birth. This condition causes deformity in the lips and the nose. On appearance a cleft lip can be unilateral or bilateral. A cleft lip appears as if the upper lip is joined to the nose or the sides of the cheeks. The appearance of the cleft lip can be very depressing for children as well as adults.

Cleft lip Rhinoplasty is a complex Rhinoplasty procedure that attempts to correct the deformity of the lips and nose to restore the balance to the facial features. As both the upper lip and the nasal area are involved, only expert rhinoplasty surgeons can perform this correction. Traditionally, cleft lip surgery did not involve nose correction. However, over the years, it has been established through numerous studies that cleft lip Rhinoplasty is an excellent procedure to help the patient be comfortable as the combination helps the patient’s nose grow in a symmetrical fashion.

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Cleft Lip Rhinoplasty Surgery

Cleft lip Rhinoplasty surgery is a complex Rhinoplasty because it involves the surgeon working with the skin, cartilage, mucosa and the skeletal platform underneath. The surgeon will do a careful evaluation of the child’s deformity and work out with the parents the best techniques and methods to use.

For the cleft lip surgery, the timing is everything. If too many changes are made too early in the nose and lip too early on it can lead to problems later on. Hence, cleft lip rhinoplasty is divided into three: primary rhinoplasty, intermediate rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty. The first treatment that can be given at the age of one month includes a combination of non-surgical nasoalveolar molding and primary Rhinoplasty. Primary rhinoplasty includes both nose and lip to be worked on simultaneously and the two structures should be considered at one for repair and reconstruction. This way the surgeon can give better contour and symmetry to the organs.

Intermediate Rhinoplasty for cleft lip management can be done anywhere between the age of four to six. This rhinoplasty gives the surgeon the freedom to make any revisions and give better symmetry to the nasal tip. Also if there is any obstruction the air way it can be corrected at this stage. One of the prime concerns of cleft lip treatment the nasal asymmetries that might occur when the facial growth is complete. Care has to be taken that the septum is not interfered with so that the growth is proper. Therefore in intermediate Rhinoplasty, the irregular cleft side is corrected to stop cleft nasal deformity.

Secondary Rhinoplasty is performed when the patient’s facial growth is complete i.e. after the age of fourteen. At this age, the septum can be worked on, to straighten the nose. Generally, an open approach is used to ensure better exposure to correct the cleft nasal deformities. Cartilage grafts can be used at this stage to support and reinforce the structure for more permanent results.

Apart from correcting the cleft lip deformity cleft lip Rhinoplasty will also help in correcting the nasal tip, alar defects, and vestibule and dorsum corrections. Thus, covering the whole aspect of nasal deformity correction.

The goal of using a three stage Rhinoplasty with cleft lip correction is to ensure symmetry, alleviate growth deformities and ensure proper structural growth. Since it is a complicated procedure, therefore care should be taken at various stages of the patient’s life. Since cleft lip Rhinoplasty is performed on the children, extra care has to be taken after the surgery to ensure that recovery is full, without any further injury and trauma to the nose and lip.

How much does it cost to get lip Surgery in India?

Cleft lip surgery is a procedure that repairs the separation in the upper lip that occurs during foetal development. Cleft lip surgery in India is an important plastic surgery from both cosmetic and functional point of view. Done correctly under the best hands it can restore the functionality of nose and mouth and give the child a chance to live a mainstream life. Cleft lip is a common birth defect and the cleft plastic surgery treatment cost in India is lower than that in other countries and hence India is one of the prime destinations for cleft lip surgeries.

The cost of cleft lip surgery in India can vary depending on several factors, such as the hospital’s reputation, location, and surgeon’s expertise. It is important to note that the initial cost that the hospital give you might not include  the pre-operative evaluation, anaesthesia, hospital stay, and post-operative care. These additional costs can vary depending on the hospital and surgeon’s fees. Moreover, the cost may vary depending on whether the surgery is performed in a public or private hospital. The cost also vary based on the fact that how many treatments are necessary to get the results.

Overall, cleft lip surgery in India is a relatively affordable procedure, but it is important to research and choose a reputable hospital and surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome. It is also recommended to factor in additional costs such as pre-operative evaluation, anaesthesia, hospital stay, and post-operative care when budgeting for the surgery since most health insurance plans do not over the cost of cleft lip.

Cleft Lip Rhinoplasty Before After Photos, See the Patient Results-

Frequently Asked Questions for Cleft Lip Surgery-

Question 1: Can people with cleft lip get a nose job?

Patients who have a nasal appearance that is uneven due to cleft lip and palate can have their noses reshaped with cleft rhinoplasty. Typical justifications for cleft rhinoplasty include: Improve the nostrils’ uneven appearance. relieve obstruction in the nasal airways.

Question 2: Can cleft lip scar be removed?

cleft lip scars can be effectively treated with the fractional CO2 laser, and patients’ perceptions of the way their scars look have significantly changed as a result. Additionally, the treatment may aid in lowering the upper lip’s resting EMG activity.

Question 3: How much does a cleft lip surgery cost in India?

On an average, the cost of this surgical treatment ranges from Rs. 1,36,620 to Rs. 2,01,670 in India. This treatment is available in all major cities in India.

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About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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