Cleft Lip Surgery In Babies?

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I want to ask if a baby with a cleft lip is operated on at the age of 6 months, the anesthetic effect of the operation can cause the baby to be unable to walk in the future, and please provide information about what age is right and safe when performing cleft lip surgery, thank you

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Hi Dea, thanks for asking on HealthReplies.com

The assumption that anesthesia / anesthesia causes the baby to be unable to walk in the future is not true. The purpose of the anesthetic itself is to numb certain areas of the body or all of them can even be made to sleep, for a while. By using an anesthetic, the doctor can freely perform medical actions on the person without causing pain to your baby.

There are 3 types of anesthesia, namely:

Local anesthesia, usually used for simple operations. This anesthetic only numbs the area around the anesthetized area. Regional anesthesia, this anesthetic will numb part of your body General anesthesia, this anesthetic makes you fall asleep and unconscious. This anesthetic is used for major operations, making it easier for doctors to perform operations. In addition, of course there are side effects such as nausea, vomiting, itching, dizziness, difficulty urinating. However, these side effects are only temporary. Complications that can arise from the use of anesthetics such as allergic reactions, permanent nerve damage, lung infections, blindness or death.

The risk of side effects and complications depends on the type of anesthetic given, the patient's age, health condition and the body's response to these drugs.

In performing cleft lip surgery, there are several conditions that are considered by doctors to perform surgery, including the age of the patient. In this operation, the minimum age required is 6 months. To find out more about this, you are advised to discuss directly with the pediatric surgeon or anesthesiologist who treats your baby.

That's the information that can be conveyed, hopefully it will be useful

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