There are different names given to the cleft lip according to its location and how much of the lip is involved. A cleft on one side of the lip that does not extend into the nose is called unilateral incomplete. A cleft on one side of the lip that extends into the nose is called unilateral complete. See examples of unilateral clefts »
A cleft that involves both sides of the lip and extends into and involves the nose is called bilateral complete. See examples of bilateral clefts »
Our gallery includes photographs of patients throughout their progress, boys and girls, from newborns to toddlers.
Left incomplete cleft lip
Here is a beautiful brand new boy with an incomplete left cleft lip.
This is him on the day of surgery.
Here he is 8 months from his surgery!
Here is a beautiful boy at around 2 months of age who has a left incomplete cleft lip.
Here he is (on the left) about a year out with his twin brother… "looking for trouble."
Here are the dynamic "monster" duo at about 2 years of age… once again he is on the left.
Here is another photo of the twins prior to surgery.
Here the twins show us their tongues… once again he is on the left.
Here they are dressed for the holidays... this time he is on the right.
Right incomplete lip and palate
Here's a beautiful boy with a right incomplete cleft lip and cleft palate at a few weeks of age
This is him at 1 year of age after both his lip and palate repair.
And here he is smiling!
Right incomplete cleft lip
A beautiful boy with a right incomplete cleft lip.
This is him after his cleft lip repair at 2 and a half years old!
Left cleft lip and palate
A beautiful girl with a wider left cleft lip and palate before her surgery.
This is her about 3 weeks after her original cleft lip repair.
This is her at 9 months of age, 3 weeks after her palate repair, which has done perfectly.
Right cleft lip and palate
Here is a beautiful one month old boy with a wider right cleft lip, looking quite content.
Here is our beautiful boy a week after his cleft lip repair.
Here he is before his cleft repair looking quite awake!
Here is again about 5 months after his lip repair.
Left incomplete cleft lip
Beautiful boy with left incomplete cleft lip at a month of age.
This our beautiful boy about a month after his lip repair.
Now he is 4 months after his lip repair.
Here he is almost 2 years of age doing well!
Left cleft lip
A beautiful boy with a wide left cleft lip at 6 weeks of age.
Here he is looking good about a month after his cleft lip repair!
Here he is at 3 and ½ months right before his surgery.
Now here is our beautiful boy at 5 months after his lip repair!
Bilateral cleft lip and palate
Here is a beautiful girl with a bilateral cleft lip and palate (age 2 months).
Here she is at 6 months of age before her cleft lip repair.
Here she is about 2 years old. She has done perfectly with both her lip and palate repairs!
Bilateral cleft lip
Here is a cute baby girl with a bilateral cleft lip, and an intact palate.
Here she is about 2 weeks before her lip repair.
This is her 2 months after her repair.
Now here she is 6 months after her repair. What sharp teeth!