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Brief Communication
May 2006

Botulinum Toxin to Improve Results in Cleft Lip Repair

Author Affiliations

Copyright 2006 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2006

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2006;8(3):221-222. doi:10.1001/archfaci.8.3.221

Correspondence: Dr Tollefson, Department of Otolaryngology–@Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 2521 Stockton Blvd, Suite 7200, Sacramento, CA 95817 (travis.tollefson@yahoo.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.