The parents of a 5-month-old baby girl brought their child to our hospital for surgical correction of her incomplete cleft lip birth defect. Maxillofacial surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji successfully performed the primary cleft lip repair using modified Millard’s technique. After suture removal 7 days post-operative, the baby’s appearance was greatly enhanced. The baby’s parents were very happy with the surgery outcome and that their baby’s lip defect was expertly treated.
A girl with unilateral cleft lip and palate defect came to our hospital seeking to correct her cleft nose defect to enhance her appearance. The cleft lip and palate defects were treated elsewhere in her childhood. Now her right nostril appeared collapsed and the tip of the nose appeared sagging which affected her facial appearance.
Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji successfully performed the cleft rhinoplasty to correct her nose defect. A costochondral graft was harvested to obtain a columellar strut graft. Using a transcolumellar approach, the columellar strut was used to straighten the columella, raise the nose height and reconstruct the collapsed right ala of the nose. Following surgery, the nostrils and nose tip was reshaped giving the nose a sharp, pristine form that gave her face a more attractive appearance.
A young man reported to our hospital wanting to straighten his deviated nose. The dorsum of the nose and the nose tip was deviated more to the right giving his nose a crooked appearance that affected his facial profile.
Maxillofacial surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji successfully performed the rhinoplasty to correct the nose defect. The position of the deviated nasal septum was corrected aligning the nasal dorsum and tip of the nose in the mid-line of the face. Immediately following surgery his nose no longer appeared crooked and his appearance was considerably enhanced with negligible surgical mark. The patient was very happy with the cosmetic results of the rhinoplasty.
This is a case of saddle nose where the bridge of the nose was flat and alar base was broad giving an unattractive appearance. Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr S. M. Balaji corrected the saddle nose by augmenting the dorsum of the nose with costochondral graft harvested from the rib cartilage. Dr Balaji has done the entire surgery by closed rhinoplasty technique to avoid scar formation. After surgery the facial appearance was greatly enhanced.
A 20 year old girl reported to our hospital seeking cosmetic correction of her broad, flattened nose. Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S. M. Balaji successfully corrected her nose by closed augmentation rhinoplasty. The dorsum of nose was raised using costochondral autograft obtained from rib cartilage. Patient is very happy to have her nose corrected and made pristine without any scars on her face.