Cleft lip is a birth defect that occurs when a baby’s mouth or lips are not fully formed during the pregnancy period. It appears as a split or a gap in the upper lip or/and roof of the mouth. Cleft lip can be affected either from one side or both.
Cleft lip is not just a cosmetic issue as it creates problems like:
Difficulty in feeding
Hearing problems – vulnerable to ear infections
Dental problems – child’s teeth do not develop properly
Cleft lip is mostly caused due to obesity during pregnancy, excessive smoking or drinking, lack of folic acid or taking medicines like anti-seizure medications and steroid tablets.
Pediatric Cosmetic Surgery
At IMC Medical Center Dubai, our specialists perform surgery on your child to let them live a normal and happy life. The Cleft lip and palate surgery is carried out once the child becomes 3 to 6 months old.