Cleft Lip Repair Surgery in Latin America

Details of dental clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Cleft Lip Repair Surgery.
Hospital La Catolica Contact Hospital La Catolica
Private Hospital, Costa Rica
Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.
Prices
Cleft Lip Surgeryupon request
6 listed dentists:view all >
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Dr. Sáenz Gutiérrez Alejandro
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Dr. Izrael Rubinstein Mónica
Endodontic Therapy
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Mexico
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
Prices
Cleft Lip Repair Surgeryupon request
Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery Contact Perfection Medical Spa & Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, Mexico
A plastic and aesthetic surgery center for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, other nonsurgical beauty procedures and postsurgical rehabilitation.
Prices
Cleft Lip Repair Surgeryupon request
Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación Contact Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación
Private Hospital, Colombia
A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.
Prices
Cleft Lip Repair Surgeryupon request
San Fernando Hospital Contact San Fernando Hospital
Private Hospital, Panama
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
One of Panama’s largest hospitals, offering a wide range of medical specialties and fully equipped facilities. Clinica Hospital San Fernando was the first hospital in Panama to be accredited by the JCI.
Prices
Cleft Lip Repair Surgeryupon request
Hospital Velmar Contact Hospital Velmar
Private Hospital, Mexico
A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.
Prices
Cleft Lip Repair Surgeryupon request
San Angel Hospital Contact San Angel Hospital
Private Hospital, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.
Prices
Cleft Lip Repair Surgeryupon request
CIMA Hospital Contact CIMA Hospital
Private Hospital, Costa Rica
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.
Prices
Cleft Lip Surgeryupon request
Listed dentists:
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Dr. Oscar Arango
Dental Surgery
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About Cleft Lip Repair Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
Cleft Lip repair process

Treatment of a cleft lip requires several surgeries, conducted over a period of eighteen years.
  • Age 3 months:
    The first surgery is usually done when the child is about three months old. During the initial surgery, the child’s lip tissues are stitched together. These stitches are tiny in size to reduce the chances of scars. They are usually absorbable and need not be removed.
  • Age 6-12 months:
    The palate repair surgery is performed when the child is six to twelve months old. During the cleft palate repair surgery, the soft palate is covered with the tissue from the roof of the mouth. Multiple cleft palate repair surgeries may be required to cover the palate. The palate will change as the child grows. The cleft palate repair surgery will prevent new speech defects in the child.
  • Age 8 years:
    When the child is about eight years old, a bone graft may be required to support the gums and teeth.
  • Sometimes, the child may need speech repair surgeries.
  • Surgeries to enhance breathing and to realign and stabilize the jaw may also be required.
  • Adolescence:
    Cosmetic surgeries may be conducted to repair scars when the child reaches adolescence. Rhinoplasty, a surgery to repair the tip of the nose may also be performed.

Preparing for the first Cleft Lip surgery
  • The child undergoes a complete physical examination right after birth.
  • A feeding therapist will help to feed the child in the best way as the child must be healthy and gain some weight before the surgery.
  • The child’s blood is tested and the medical history is recorded.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the child is taking. This includes vitamins and supplements.
  • Certain medication that the child is taking may be stopped some days before the surgery.
  • The child cannot undergo surgery if the child is sick.


Days admitted:
5 to 7 days

Anesthesia:
General anesthesia

Recovery:
- The child will take about four weeks to thoroughly recover from the surgery.
- The surgery wound should not be stretched for three to four weeks
- Redness and swelling may lessen after four to six weeks.
- Sometimes revision surgery and nasal symmetry reconstruction surgeries may be required.

Risks:
- Excessive scarring that cause itching and burning sensations
- Lip contraction
- Disproportionate facial bone growth

After care:
- The surgery site should be cleaned with a special cleaning fluid and ointment should be applied.
- The wound should not be scratched.
- Direct sunlight should be avoided.
- The child should be on a liquid died until the wound heals. Breast feeding is encouraged.
- Sometimes surgeons use elbow immobilizers to avoid accidental injury to the surgery site.