Cleft Lip and Nasal surgery repair the defect of the upper lip and nose.
In patients with cleft lips, the nose is affected and needs to be addressed surgically.
Palatoplasty (Cleft Palate Repair)
Cleft palate repair closes the gap in the palate.
There may be a gap in the roof of the mouth, or hard palate, or the back of the palate, the soft palate.
If the soft palate is affected, the muscles for speech need to be repaired.
This is a delicate surgery that has implications for future speech.