Treatment For Defects In Philtrum From Birth?
How to deal with filtration that is deformed from birth ??
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Need to be clarified, what kind of philtrum defect do you mean? Does the disability cause a malfunction, for example to talk, chew food, and so on?
Philtrum is the part that lies between the nose and the middle lip. The defect in philtrum you are referring to may be a cleft philtrum. This condition is part of a cleft lip that occurs due to interference with the process of folding the face and oral cavity during pregnancy, especially in trimesters 2 and 3. Genetic and environmental factors (exposure to cigarette smoke, alcohol, or certain drugs) are suspected to trigger this condition .
If it does not cause dysfunction, and also not other organs around it (eg lips, palate), often the cleft philtrum does not require special treatment. But indeed, for some people, the presence of a cleft in the philtrum can be very annoying, even making the appearance less uncomfortable to look at.
To correct this condition, you can consult directly with a plastic surgeon. If deemed necessary, the doctor may direct you to undergo plastic surgery to get your philtrum back to normal.
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