Facial plast Surg 2007; 23(2): 100-106
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-979278
Copyright © 2007 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Repair of the Bilateral Cleft Lip Deformity

Charles W. Shih1 , Jonathan M. Sykes2
  • 1Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, California
  • 2University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California
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Publication Date:
21 May 2007 (online)


The bilateral cleft lip is a complex deformity involving discontinuity of the soft tissue layers of the lip and, frequently, the underlying bony structure. Satisfactory repair requires a thorough understanding of the anatomic deformity. The authors' philosophy and timing of the bilateral cleft lip repair are discussed. Details of the surgical technique are outlined.