Primary lip repair for unilateral cleft lip and palate

Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair

A 3-month old baby girl born with wide unilateral cleft lip & palate was brought to our hospital by her parents seeking the best treatment for cleft lip and palate. The parents were greatly perturbed by their baby girl’s condition.

Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji performed the primary unilateral cleft lip repair surgery using Modified Millard’s technique. Following surgery, the baby appearance improved greatly and looked like any other baby of her age with minimal to no scar. The parents were overjoyed with the results. Consecutively cleft palate correction surgery will be done at a later date.