A cleft lip is an opening in the upper lip. Normally the lip is formed by the union of two tabs of tissue that grow in from the sides of the face with a central tab that grows down from the lip of the nose. This fusion should take place in the fourth to sixth week of pregnancy. If the union is not complete, the baby is born with a cleft lip. If the cleft extends up into the nostril it is called a “complete cleft lip”. If the nose is not affected it is called an “incomplete cleft lip”. The amount of treatment required for a child with a cleft lip depends on how severe the condition is at birth. A small cleft lip may need only one surgical procedure in the first months of life. A child with a complete cleft lip may need several surgical procedures and ongoing care. After all surgical procedures micropigmentation restoration camouflage can help create a more symmetrical lip line and fill in with a natural lip colour suitable for the client’s skin tone.
Lyn donates 10% of every cleft lip camouflage & restoration to Operation Smile. To find out more about Operation Smile please see their website at www.operationsmile.com.au
One of my rewards of my job is helping put colour back into areas that need correcting.
Cleft lip cosmetic tattoo