Lotha B1* and Zeinalddin M2
1Craniofacial Cleft Surgeon, Yemen Global Smiles, Sanaa, Yemen
2Senior Lecturer, Craniofacial Orthodontist, Mohammad Orthodontic Centre, Oman Dental College, Oman
*Corresponding Author: Lotha B, Craniofacial Cleft Surgeon, Yemen Global Smiles, Sanaa, Yemen.
Received: August 05, 2020; Published: August 27, 2020
The bilateral cleft lip deformity is often a challenging surgery for younger cleft trainees because of the associated nasal deformities. Done with care, using Mulliken’s five principles of symmetry, muscle continuity, philtral size and shape, median tubercle formation using labial elements, and alar cartilage positioning, one is able to achieve satisfactory results over time. These pillars remain the constant for younger cleft trainees. Anthropometric measurements form the basis of functional aesthetic bilateral cleft lip repair. Success of bilateral cleft lip surgery involves correct anthropometric measurements and the five principles.
Keywords: Bilateral Cleft Lip; Cleft Training; Secondary Revision; Anthropometric Measurements
Citation: Lotha B and Zeinalddin M. “The Foundational Basis of Aesthetic Cleft Lip Surgery for Cleft Surgery Trainees: A Retrospective, Observational Study of Early Post-Operative Results in Bilateral Cleft Lip Surgery Using Some Anthropometric Nuances”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.9 (2020): 164-170.
Copyright: © 2020 Lotha B and Zeinalddin M. 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.