Many parents are upset and confused after learning that their unborn child may suffer from a craniofacial deformity or cleft lip/palate. The most important thing to remember during this time is that everything is going to be alright. Medical technology and surgery has greatly evolved in recent years. This allows even the worst clefts and other congenital deformities to be beautifully corrected.
Unfortunately, once discovered, facial clefts and craniofacial conditions are not always well explained to expectant parents. Although many try to resist, it is difficult to avoid searching the internet for images and explanations of the causes of such conditions. This leads many parents to fear that they have done something to cause these conditions in utero or to believe that their children will never look “normal.” Each of these conclusions could not be further from the truth.
Dr. James at the Cleft and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center offers complimentary prenatal counseling for anyone in need of desiring more information. Take time to sit down with Dr. James so he may explain the most advanced and up-to-date medical and surgical care for the cleft and craniofacial patient. We will guide you from birth to young adulthood so that you will be empowered to make the best choices for your child. Contact us to schedule your appointment today.