Handling For Cleft Lip?
Hello … I am arum .. I am 20 years old … I have a disorder in my mouth (cleft) My age can still do surgery or not .. ??
Good evening, thanks for the question
Cleft lip is classified into a congenital disorder due to failure of the process of closing the gap in the oral cavity since the time of fetal development in the womb. Fissures that are formed can cause abnormalities in the structure of the lips, gums, and palate, or a combination that causes speech disorders, tooth disorders, to appearance.
Surgery is recommended since the baby's age through several stages of surgery.
In adults with cleft lip who have not undergone reconstructive surgery, the actual action can still be done even though it is classified as late. Plastic surgery can still be done and is more aggressive and more difficult than in babies. However, what needs attention is that some symptoms may be difficult to eliminate, for example related to nasal noise. The operation is carried out since the child has not yet learned to speak, one of which aims to make the child learn to speak properly. However, this speech disorder can now be done special speech therapy.
Consult your condition with a plastic surgeon so that you can evaluate and determine what type of therapy and surgery you need.
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