A cleft lip or cleft palate that is present from birth, in fact is a gap or opening in the baby's upper lip or palate (roof of the mouth). In terms of medical science, the cause of this complication is that the baby's lip or palate during embryonic period and development in the womb, did not join together properly

This complication can cause a number of issues for babies and parents, particularly in the first few months after birth and before the surgery is done. Problems such as difficulty feeding, hearing problems, dental problems, speech problems. Fortunately the majority of these problems will improve after surgery and with treatments such as speech and language therapy and dental care.


Cleft lip and cleft palate surgery

In the following, we will refer to the process of performing both plastic surgeries in Iran.


Cleft lip surgery

This repair plastic surgery is usually done when your baby is around 3 months old. During that which usually takes one to two hours, by general anesthetic the cleft lip will be closed with a few stitches. In most cases, the baby stays in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. Basically, the Iranian surgeons act in such a way to make the suture line less noticeable and usually the scar fades over time.


Cleft palate surgery

This repair surgery is usually done when your baby is around 6 to 12 months old. During that which usually takes two hours, the Cleft palate will be closed with a few dissolvable stitches and then the muscles and the lining of the palate are repaired. Because the suture line is in the roof of the mouth, there are no worries about the scar.


Bottom line

Even if the original cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries did not do well in your country, all of additional surgeries to repair a cleft in the gum and improve the appearance and function of the lips, palate, mouth, jaw and the shape of the nose; can be done by skilled and qualified Iranian plastic surgeons. Just enough get in touch with Carefultrip Center consultants. This center is the most Reliable Health Tourism Provider in Iran which can make the necessary arrangements to benefit the experienced doctors and modern hospital for doing plastic surgery in Iran. Especially Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair in Iran!


The roof of the mouth (palate) is formed between the sixth and ninth weeks of pregnancy. A cleft palate happens if the tissue that makes up the roof of the mouth does not join together completely during pregnancy. For some babies, both the front and back parts of the palate are open. For other babies, only part of the palate is open.

Primary lip surgery is performed at about 2-3 months and primary palate surgery is performed at about 9 months. But these numbers are not the same for all children, and factors such as the child's weight and growth during surgery and comorbidities such as heart disease can change the age of surgery at the surgeon's discretion.

About 1 week until the doctor is completely sure of the child's health and postoperative side effects.

Some hereditary factors are also involved in cleft lip and palate. In cases where these factors are present in a family, consanguineous marriages can increase the risk of cleft palate, but since the inheritance law cleft palate is complex. And it is involved with various factors, it is better for families who are suspected of this case or have a family history of this disorder, to consult a geneticist before pregnancy to determine the probability based on family history and related tests. Be informed of your child's infection.

Yes. Usually courses of speech therapy are needed, but the new method of microscopic surgery gives us the assurance that after a course of speech therapy, a person with a natural voice and correct production can complete the course of treatment and be discharged.