Cleft treatment for adults. Adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate may require ongoing treatment despite having undergone surgery as children, teenagers and young adults. The healthcare of adults born with a cleft can sometimes be neglected because they are no longer monitored within the U.K. cleft service (Cleft treatment pathway) after the age of Adult Cleft Lip and Palate Program. Adults who have had corrective cleft lip/palate surgery as children often continue to experience speech, dental, or appearance-related complications or concerns. Although both the technology and the techniques to correct such issues have improved dramatically in the past two decades, many adults with cleft lip/palate may not know where to turn for help.
Dr. Derderian’s goal is to provide a softer and natural appearance for patients with residual scarring or abnormal lip appearance due to cleft lip and palate. He approaches adult cleft lip revision and cleft rhinoplasty with the same meticulous attention to detail that he brings to cosmetic procedures. Dr. Evaluation by a Cleft Palate Team can provide the adult with a cleft with information regarding clefting and its management. A Cleft Palate Team consists of a group of specialists with particular expertise in cleft lip and palate. Specialties represented on the team include plastic surgery, ear-nose and throat, hearing, dentistry, speech, oral surgery, nursing, and.
This section is for adults who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate. It aims to give a general overview of some of the issues that adults with a cleft may face and what can be done to help. Support for Adults Born with a Cleft. There are many other adults with a cleft just like you in the UK, so whatever you’re going through, you’re not.