Newborn to 12 months / Age 1-5 years / Age 5-13 years / Age 13-18 years
Age 13-18 years
Final adjustments or fine tuning is done so that the children may enter the adult world with their appearance and communication restored to normal.

The surgeries that may be needed include scar revisions, rhinoplasty and jaw surgery to correct malocclusion. Rhinoplasty and jaw surgery are best done when the facial growth is complete. This normally occurs by the age of 16-18 years.

This is the protocol that is followed by our Craniofacial Center as well as many others throughout the country. At times it may be necessary to vary the protocol to address problems specific to a child.

 

POWERED BY
Technogent, LLC
Operation Smile

Please send your Comments and/or Suggestions to smiles@cleft.org

©1997-2012 Smiles
All rights reserved.