Tip Nasal Plasty in Primary Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair: A Third World Country Experience
Personique Surgery Center, Austin, Texas, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Thomas Narsete
Personique Surgery Center
630 W 34th St Ste. 201
Austin, Texas 78732, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 17, 2013; Accepted Date: August 26, 2013; Published Date: August 29, 2013
Citation: Narsete T (2013) Tip Nasal Plasty in Primary Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair: A Third World Country Experience. Anaplastology 2:117. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000117
Copyright: © 2013 Narsete T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
There is no better place for a plastic surgeon to donate time than in a third world country. There is a large
demand for our services and little care available for deformed children. Many of these children are born with severe cleft lip/palate deformities that take stages to repair. The author presents a short series of unilateral cleft lip repairs with a nasal suspension suture at the time of the primary repair. The technique is simple and does not require much anesthesia time. A delayed nasal repair is thus avoided and the symmetry is excellent.