This cheerful two year old girl came for cleft lip surgery .The follow up picture is after three years.
One of the innovations I designed in our mega smile camps was a simple procedures called crescent
incision or curved line cheiloplasty. I avoid complicated designs so that the tissue heals much faster and looks better after the surgery.
I make a curved incision to bring down the deformed lip to a more horizontal and natural position and advance the other side after making the measurements.The lip is redesigned using a small mucosal flap.
The method is easy to learn and looks like this after the surgery. Many surgeons have attended our camps and workshops and are able to do this surgery.