Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S. M. Balaji skillfully planned to correct her alveolar cleft defect using iliac bone grafting technique according to her parents’ request. With very minimal incision line in the hip region, the iliac crestal bone was successfully harvested. The incision made was approximated in such a way resulting in very minimal scarring. The harvested graft was placed in the alveolar cleft defect region and approximated to the extent of defect.
Patient was comfortable to have a very minimal incision mark left after surgery in her hip region resulting in good healing with very minimal scarring. Her parents were also happy to have her daughter to feel comfortable after surgery. They returned to their home place and were asked to come for further follow-ups and cleft management.