Now let me tell you about one brave 7 year old boy named Sebastian - Sebastian has a "hole" in the soft palate and from his previous cleft lip surgery he has scar tissue that has caused his nose and lip to be a bit off, so that was repaired
|"Dr. Sal" (anesthesiologist) takes Sebastian to the OR|
I was truly fascinated by it all, from the anesthesia, to the cutting and the suturing. Once Dr. David had completed the cleft palate procedure, he inquired with the parents,the head nurse and the chief of surgery as to whether he should continue on with the repair of the lip and nose correction, the parents wanted that very much and all concluded that he should go ahead with the surgery. After about a 10 minute break for the surgical team it was back to work on the nose and lips. He made several cuts in and around the nose and lips to create "flaps". He then took those flaps and over lapped them to straighten out and correct the lip that was off center and the nostril that was smaller than the other one.
|The hole in the palate has been closed|
|Creating the flaps to create the "cupids bow" in the lips|