Correspondence: Dr Tollefson, Department of Otolaryngology–@Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2521 Stockton Blvd, Suite 7200, Sacramento, CA 95817 (email@example.com).
Traditionally, cleft lip deformities are repaired when the infant reaches about age 3 months. Many surgeons may delay repair in certain cases of severely wide clefts to allow for presurgical preparations such as nasoalveolar molding, lip taping, and, less commonly, lip adhesion procedures.
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