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Reconstructive Surgery for Children | Cleft Lip and Palate | Soft Tissue Reconstruction for Limbs and Scars | Ear Reconstruction | Hand Surgery

Surgery for children with cleft lip and palate is performed in conjunction with the team of experts form the South Thames Cleft Service based at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital.

A general anaesthetic is needed.

Children usually stay one to two nights in Hospital and may be uncomfortable for the first couple of weeks after surgery. One parent is always able to stay overnight with their child.

Surgery to the soft tissues may involve the removal of moles, or scar revision folllowing injury. Depending on age these procedures may be performed either with local or general anaesthetic and usually on a daycase basis.

Soft tissue surgery for the limbs such as the treatment of trigger finger, division of syndactyly (webbing) and the removal of skin lesions can usually be performed as a day case but are likely to need a general anaesthetic in most cases.

A splint or plaster may be placed at the end of the surgery both for comfort and to allow healing to take place.

Reconstructive surgeries include:

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