How should I prepare for my child's cleft lip and palate repair?
Prior to your child's surgery, your plastic surgeon will discuss with you:
- Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
- Day-of-surgery instructions and medications
- Specific information related to the use of anesthesia
- Postoperative care and follow-up
Your plastic surgeon will also discuss where your child's procedure will be performed. Initial cleft lip and cleft palate repair is generally performed in a hospital setting and most commonly requires overnight admission.