Modern tenets for repair of bilateral cleft lip

Clin Plast Surg. 2014 Apr;41(2):179-88. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2014.01.003.


The understanding of the bilateral cleft lip and associated nasal deformity has evolved over the last 30 years to a point where there now exists general agreement regarding the goals, principles, and strategies for operative repair. This article presents modern tenets for repair of bilateral cleft lip and describes a logical approach to correction of the different possible subtypes.

Keywords: Bilateral cleft lip; Cleft lip nasal deformity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cleft Lip / surgery*
  • Esthetics
  • Facial Asymmetry / congenital
  • Facial Asymmetry / surgery
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Maxillofacial Development
  • Nose / abnormalities*
  • Nose / surgery
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*