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Cleft lip surgeries are usually done once and the problem’s solved. If they do need any kind of repair, it’s typically performed for either a fistula meaning a connection somewhere inside the nose or in the future for cosmetic purposes to get the lip a little bit lower from notching that happens from some of the surgeries. Cleft palate, you hope you never have to do it again. But again, just depending on the anatomy of the patient, sometimes one more surgery is needed, sometimes five more are needed. It really, really depends on the anatomy of the patient.

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