Hi All - The good news: I have a consultation with the surgeon in Raleigh, NC who performed Kyle's cleft lift a couple of weeks ago in June! [:8)] The not so good news: I have no idea how to go about getting it paid for. I work for a state University, and so have a generous insurance package. I have, however, read that many people encounter problems because the cleft lift is considered a "cosmetic" surgery. [:^] Here's my question... Has ANYONE out there gotten cleft lift at least mostly covered by insurance? If so, how did you go about convincing them that this is not at all cosmetic? I've considered going through the proper channels to prove that, in the end, so much more time off work, home health care to handle dressing changes (I'm single and live alone) for any length of time, etc. would be more costly... But has anyone done this? Thanks for any input!