Cleft lip is a congenital condition, therefore most insurance companies will cover treatment of cleft lip including adult cleft lip revision. Dr. Derderian’s staff will discuss the possible costs with you in detail. If your insurance does not cover cleft lip revision the costs will include. Treatments currently available to infants and children with cleft lip and palate are also available to adults with clefts. Although every attempt is made to complete cleft care by the late teens, some ongoing treatment still may be required or some unmet patient need .
Peer Supporters are adults with a cleft who are trained by CLAPA to support others one-on-one over the phone or email. If you’re considering further treatment and want to talk to someone about it, get in touch with CLAPA so we can link you up with a Peer Supporter. Adults who have had corrective cleft lip/palate surgery as children often continue to experience speech, dental, or appearance-related complications or concerns.
Many adults with a cleft will not be under the care of an NHS Cleft Team. You may have already been discharged when you were , or maybe your treatment took place before the Cleft Teams existed. Whatever the reason, you are entitled to treatment for issues caused by your cleft no matter your age. Adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate may require ongoing treatment despite having undergone surgery as children, teenagers and young adults. The healthcare of adults born with a cleft can sometimes be neglected because they are no longer monitored within the U.K. cleft service (Cleft treatment pathway) after the age of