Cleft rhinoplasty surgery is a plastic surgery used to repair and reconstruct the nose of someone born with a cleft lip or palate. Cleft deformities can cause a wide range of physical and functional deformities that can be difficult to correct. Cleft nose surgery helps to correct the aesthetic and functional deformities caused by a cleft lip or palate.
A cleft lip is a congenital disability that occurs when the tissue in a baby's upper lip does not grow together properly, resulting in an opening in the upper lip area. A cleft palate is a congenital disability that occurs when the tissue in the roof of the mouth does not grow together properly, resulting in an opening in the top of the mouth. Both cleft lips and palates are caused by a disruption in normal development in the early stages of pregnancy.
Cleft lip and palate are the kinds of craniofacial deformities. Cleft lip can be basically of two types: unilateral and bilateral cleft lips. A cleft lip can also be a complete one or an incomplete one. In an incomplete cleft lip, the nose is not involved. In a complete cleft lip either a unilateral or bilateral cleft, the nose is also involved, and a cleft in the nose is seen.