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Congratulations to Killian!

We’re so proud of you. You get bigger and stronger every day. What a difference a month makes.
- Dr. Magill


Cleft Surgery

Photos courtesy of Dr. Magill

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Notes:  Left complete cleft lip and bilateral palate.

Operation performed:  One stage lip repair and cleft tip rhinoplasty.

Time between before and after: 5 months


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Notes:  Patient with right unilateral incomplete cleft lip.

Operation performed:  Cleft lip repair and cleft tip rhinoplasty.

Time between before and after: 1 month


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Notes:  Infant male with bilateral incomplete cleft lip and palate.

Operation performed:  Bilateral incomplete cleft lip - one stage repair.

Time between before and after: 1 month


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Notes: Infant male born with complete right-sided cleft lip and palate.

Operation performed: Cleft lip repair with cleft tip rhinoplasty.

Time between before and after: 4 months


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Notes: Premature male infant born with noted bilateral cleft lip and palate. Lip taping employed preoperatively. The patient has a shortened columella and flattened nasal tip that will require additional surgery when he is older.

Operation performed: One stage bilateral cleft lip repair. Forked flaps used along inferior nasal sills.

Time between before and after: 8 months


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Notes: Patient with history of cleft lip repair as a child with poor muscle and vermillion alignment and widened scar.

Operation performed: Cleft lip surgery and cleft rhinoplasty.

Time between before and after: 1 month


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Notes: Infant girl born with a left incomplete cleft lip.

Operation performed: Cleft lip repair and cleft tip rhinoplasty.

Time between before and after: 1 month


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Notes: Young girl born with a left incomplete cleft lip who underwent primary repair as an infant. She presented for scar revision to realign her vermillion border.

Operation performed: cleft lip revision surgery

Time between before and after: 6 months


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Notes: Young girl with a bilateral complete cleft lip who underwent initial repair elsewhere as an infant. Her prolabium was deficient of muscle and her vermillion is poorly aligned.

Operation performed: Complete takedown and repair with alignment of orbicularis oris.

Time between before and after: 8 months


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Notes: 5-year-old girl with a history of left incomplete cleft lip who underwent initial repair elsewhere as an infant. Vermillion border became mismatched and her muscle was not aligned.

Operation performed: Ccleft lip revision with complete takedown.

Time between before and after: 8 months