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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


The use of Botulinum Toxin A in the surgical treatment of secondary cleft lip (secondary cheiloplasty): An objective and subjective evaluation of esthetic outcomes


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Author Details : Shreyas Orvakonde*, Bidyalaxmi Mutum

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 24-27


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Abstract

The surgical correction of the cleft lip is a challenging one and obtaining consistently good esthetic outcomes sometimes can be elusive. Primary correction of cleft lip often results in secondary deformities requiring re intervention. Chemoimmobilsation with Botulinum Toxin A post-secondary cheiloplasty can help obtain favourable esthetic results.
Aims: To evaluate the esthetic value of Botulinum Toxin A injection in secondary cleft lip surgeries and to assess the role of Botulinum toxin A in secondary cleft lip scars.
Materials and Methods: 30 systemically healthy unilateral cleft lip patients reporting for secondary cheiloplasty procedure were taken up for the study.
10-12 units of Botulinum Toxin A was injected along pre-determined points on the lip. Objective (Photographic evaluation) and subjective (Patient questionnaire method) evaluation was carried out after one year post injection of Botulinum Toxin A.
Results: Photographic evaluation revealed that the outcomes were mostly excellent or good. Subjective evaluation conducted showed that majority of patients were either happy or very happy with the esthetic results.

Keywords: Botulinum Toxin A, cheiloplasty scars, esthetic evaluation, secondary cheiloplasty, secondary cleft lip, subjective evaluation, unilateral cleft lip.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jooo.2020.007

How to cite : Orvakonde S, Mutum B, The use of Botulinum Toxin A in the surgical treatment of secondary cleft lip (secondary cheiloplasty): An objective and subjective evaluation of esthetic outcomes. J Oral Med Oral Surg Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2020;6(1):24-27

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