July is Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month, and it aims to provide education about cleft lip, cleft palate, and other conditions.
The Greater Baltimore Cleft Lip and Palate team's involvement with patients and their families can begin as early as pregnancy, when some birth defects can be diagnosed.
The family has the option of scheduling a consultation with a facial plastic reconstructive surgeon. At that consultation the surgeon will describe the types of surgery, explain the anticipated time frame for surgery and answer any other questions parents may have.
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