Changing Lives One Smile at a Time
How We Change Lives
On HUGS Foundation, Inc. mission trips, we provide surgeries to repair congenital facial deformities. The most common of these are cleft lip, cleft palate, and microtia. Recently, we added cleft rhinoplasty to our surgeries to ensure a continuum of service for our patients in need. Read on to find out more about these conditions.
What Is Microtia?
How Is Microtia Repaired?
What Are Cleft Lips and Cleft Palates?
How Are Cleft Lip or Palate Repaired?
The surgeries used to repair both cleft lip and cleft palate are highly individualized procedures. It is necessary to close the defect, restore normal function, and create a normal appearance. To repair a cleft lip, the surgeon will trim the tissues and sew the lip together. For a cleft palate, the doctor will close the cleft in layers. They will repair the muscles of the palate so they work effectively for speech, eating, and smiling.
HUGS Foundation, Inc.
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Rochester, NY 14607
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