Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity caused by abnormal facial development during gestation.
Some birth defects are accompanied by alteration in the area of the lips. Cleft lip is one of the most frequent.
Throughout the years the lips of these patients often continue to present asymmetries and deformities, and can be partially resolved by labial reconstructive surgery.
All these deformities can be treated with a one cosmetic surgery or combined with more techniques.