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Cleft Lip Surgical Repair

Cleft lip is a deformity of the lip that occurs when it fails to join, or fuse, as a child is developing before birth. One or both sides of the lip may be affected.

Cleft lip usually occurs on the upper lip.

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Cleft Lip and Feeding

Typical Age of Repair

Care of the Incision

Care After Cleft Lip Surgery

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Last Updated: 07/2014