Cleft Lip Types and Treatments

Whether you’ve just left the ultrasound room after having found out your unborn child has a cleft lip, or are at the hospital recovering from labor and delivery at which time your child was diagnosed, we understand you are likely scared and have a lot of questions right now.

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How Can a Cleft Palate Impact Speech?

Maybe you’ve just received a cleft palate diagnosis, and you want to gather up as much information as possible. Or perhaps your child has already had surgery to begin correcting the medical issue, and now that he or she is talking you’re curious if you can expect speech delays.

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How Do I Prepare My Child for Otoplasty Surgery?

Some children have ears that are misshapen, misaligned, overly large, or of mismatched sizes. If you’ve decided to surgically correct the appearance of your child’s ears through pediatric otoplasty at Wellspring Craniofacial Group, you may be wondering how to prepare your child for the upcoming surgery. After all, otoplasty is typically performed around age 5 or older, and many children of that age are completely…

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5 Main Reasons Your Child Needs to See a Pediatric Craniofacial Surgeon

Let’s face it. Whether you’re expecting a little one or have just delivered the newest member of your family, parents never want to think of their babies needing to see a surgeon. But for some Texas newborns, early intervention by a pediatric craniofacial surgeon can not only help a child develop aesthetically, but assist with obtaining normal functioning of the affected region of their face….

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Does a Cleft Rhinoplasty Leave Visible Scars?

Whether it’s a child or an adult who needs a cleft rhinoplasty, the procedure comes with its own set of worries. Yes, the surgery can improve how the mouth and lips function and assist with how well people eat, speak, hear and breathe. But it also comes with a lengthy healing period and the risk of visible scarring around the mouth, nose and lips. The…

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What Postoperative Care is Required After Microtia Repair Surgery?

Few things make our surgeons happier than seeing your child recover quickly from microtia repair with a beautiful new ear (or set of ears). This is one of those procedures that sets your child on a great course for the future, too. Because so few pediatric surgeons perform this procedure in the area, our doctors have made microtia repair one of their top priorities and specialties….

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The Unique Advantages of Correcting Microtia With Living Tissue

At Wellspring Craniofacial Group, our doctors have a lot of experience when it comes to microtia repair. In fact, our surgeons are among the few who perform this surgery. As a result, we have seen many children come through our practice in need of microtia repair and leave with a brand new, natural-looking ear (or ears). Microtia repair, in fact, rates as one of our…

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When to Consult a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon for Hemangioma

At Wellspring Craniofacial Group, we understand that infant hemangioma treatment can seem overwhelming. This can be true of any vascular malformation. The good news is that many hemangiomas require close observation only, and half will clear up before kindergarten without treatment. If your child requires infant hemangioma treatment, don’t worry. Our caring craniofacial surgeons are here to support you and your child at every stage. And…

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