Cleft lift split a tiny bit

Luke Wade

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7 days after surgery
Nurse has said it split about a cm.

It's near my anus and very shallow?

Is this common? Does it heal

Any tips to help it along?

Feel a tad discouraged
 

Parent

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Hi. My daughter had a cleft lift 3 yrs ago (Dr Senapati) and we were told about 1/3rd of the wounds have partial (or more) breakdown. My daughter's did get a bit of infection in one area and took a while longer than hoped to fully heal but she's been clear of problems since. Good luck.
 

Luke Wade

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Hi

My surgeon was also Dr Senapati
The rest of the scar looks very neat.
Did she also have a partial breakdown along with the infection? It looks like a little tear
 

Parent

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I think so, like you, it was the part by anus. Had antibiotics due to infection and it was a bit slower to heal. She didn't need any more stitches or anything though.
 

Luke Wade

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Good luck Kelmisty

My nurse today said the split has healed up and she's not able to pack it as its so small, this can happen after cleft lift surgery but according to doctors and forum it is common and does eventually heal.
 

Kelmisty

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That's good! I've had three operations in the last 18 months, is Dr Senapati good?

I'm travelling two hours to see her
 

Luke Wade

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Kelmisty, everyone says she's one of the best cleft lift surgeons in Europe, if not the best. I drove 2 hours, not too bad. Got my follow up appointment in 2 weeks, may get the train.
 

Parent

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Similar... my daughter had quite a painful journey home in car. We took cushions/pillows so she could try and stay more on her side.
 

Paul11144

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I had a partial opening in mine too but healed fine with a little packing. I was unfortunate tho and got another sinus. Surgery 2 tomorrow. This time I am having flap surgery
 

Cassie

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Hiya,

I am wondering where dr senapati is based please? I have had 7 operations including the z plastic and still stuffing with reoccurring infections and sinus. I have argued with hospitals as no one seems to listen to me when I am not right until they see my mri scan. Then they realise they have been wrong. I am really fed up now, I have lost my job, my partner and next will be house all because of this. I have been suffering 12 years and sick to death of it. I have no life.
 

Luke Wade

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Definitely get the cleft lift surgery performed by a highly skilled surgeon. I had the procedure done by Miss Senapati, she is an excellent surgeon.
 
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