Cleft lip or harelift surgery is a surgical procedure that is recommended to do in children 6 to 12 weeks with the problem. The procedure fixes the tissues of the lip and sews ensuring that the incisions and sutures are as small as possible.
Repair lip separation leaving a more normal physical appearance and will also help prevent further language problems.
The results vary in each patient, but in most cases babies heal without problems. The aesthetic result will depend on how significant the problem was.
Approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Post-surgical pain, bleeding, temporary inflammation.