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Cleft lip – upper lip cleft occurs in one in 2500 newborns. It can be bilateral or unilateral. In the latter case, more often on the left than on the right.

Bilateral cleft of the upper lip is not often accompanied by an forward protruding premaxillary process of the upper jaw. Given the individual characteristics of each case, a variety of options for plastic surgery are used.

Macrostomia – non-closure of the angle of the mouth can also be unilateral or bilateral. May be accompanied by drooling as the corner of the mouth does not close completely. To eliminate the defect, plastic surgery is performed by suturing the corner of the mouth.

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