Will surgery help treat cleft lip nose?
Q: I have a v-shaped cut on my upper lip and a slight difference in the right part of my nose. I would like to know what are the latest methods for getting these corrected? How safe are these methods? Also, please let me know the time taken for recovery as I am a working woman and I need to get back to work. Could you also let me know the approximate amount that I will need to spend? I came to know that for eye operations like cataract and eyesight correction laser is being used. This is useful as one can get back to work very soon. Can laser surgery be used in my case? Your detailed reply shall be very useful to me.
A:Possibly you have a cleft lip nose. This will require a lip correction and rhinoplasty. This is a specialised operation and cost around Rs 40000 in a semi paying facility in our hospital. Total recovery time is around two weeks.