Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery

The Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Unit at BLK Super Speciality Hospital is a sub-speciality of plastic surgery which deals with the correction and reconstruction of congenital and acquired deformities in children. It offers treatments for malformations or problems of various parts of the head, such as forehead, neck, skull, face, jaws and associated structures.

The Unit’s aim is to help patients achieve their full potential, without being defined or limited by facial differences. It follows a multidisciplinary approach to provide its patients with compassionate care that helps in improving their facial composure. Fully equipped with surgical as well as post-surgical care for cases such as cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies; the Unit is manned by a team of experts who have proven expertise with various complex craniofacial trauma and treatment of post-traumatic deformities.
 

Which Conditions Are Treated Under Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Unit at BLK?

Conditions which are treated under the Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery Unit involve various syndromes associated with malformations of face and skull such as:

  • Cleft lip  
  • Cleft palate 
  • Craniofacial anomalies
    • Hypertelorism (abnormally increased distance between eyes)  
    • Craniosynostosis (deformity of the skull)
    • Disproportionate jaws (deformity of the jaw)
    • Midface deformities (deformity of the midface)
      • Retrusion
      • Protrusion
    • Microsomia (deformity of chin like small or big chin)
  • Asymmetry of face

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Used for Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery?

Some of the major process used under cleft and craniofacial surgery involves:

  • Free Flap Reconstructive Craniofacial Surgery - This process is used for reconstruction, following treatment for congenital and acquired deformities. It yields better cosmetic outcomes with early recovery and a high cure rate.
  • Microsurgical Replantation - It is a surgical reattachment of a finger, hand or arm that has been completely cut off from a person’s body. The goal of microsurgical replantation surgery is to provide patients with the ability to gain as much use of the injured part as possible. The unit is equipped with high-end surgical microscopes that are used to replant amputated hand, ear, skull or other body parts with a higher success rate 
  • Tissue Expansion - It is one of the latest and most advanced treatments available for reconstructive surgery. It involves the expansion of normal skin for curing congenital and post-trauma defects of the body.

Find Complete Relief from BLK Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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