Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S. M. Balaji skillfully planned to correct his cleft nose defect as well as the jaw alignment simultaneously. Cleft nose defect was corrected with columellar strut graft harvested from the ribs, through intraoral approach and shape of the ala was maintained. Also alar base was raised with the graft.
Skeletal malocclusion correction was done by subapical osteotomy and thus skeletal cross bite was corrected. Patient and his parents were happy to have both the defective nose and bite correction done simultaneously without any scars on the face. Results are immediate.