Cleft lift split a tiny bit

Gemma_890

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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.
Hey Luke, I'm new to this forum so please go easy.. hehe! I am due in for a drain & lance tomorrow morning, this will be my 5th op in 3.5 years. I have had both open healing with packing & also stitches in past but all have eventually broken down & got infected.
I'm wondering how your getting on now following your cleft lift? I am told I will need another op after this draining tomorrow which is massively disheartening as I'm sure you can relate. I'm interested to know about your experiences before consulting this specialist?
Thanks a bunch!
Gemma x
 

Luke Wade

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Hi Gemma

My first operation was wide excision (where they cut out the pilinodal cyst/sinus and leave you with a huge wound) which took a long time to "heal" and would break down after a few days and "heal" again, over and over for 8 years - it never healed, absolutely. mentally. draining.

My second operation was Cleft Lift which I had done in September of this year, had a few issues with slow healing of bottom of the suture - which I was told by my surgeon is incredibly common with Cleft Lift. But I've been completely healed for a month now and feel like a new person.

I put off more surgery purely down to the fact operations (more so being put to sleep) scare me and thought I would 'eventually heal', I was wrong. My only regret is I didn't have the cleft lift done sooner.

I suggest you get this draining done and then find a skilled Cleft Lift surgeon. Where are you based Gemma?
xo
 

Gemma_890

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Hi Gemma

My first operation was wide excision (where they cut out the pilinodal cyst/sinus and leave you with a huge wound) which took a long time to "heal" and would break down after a few days and "heal" again, over and over for 8 years - it never healed, absolutely. mentally. draining.

My second operation was Cleft Lift which I had done in September of this year, had a few issues with slow healing of bottom of the suture - which I was told by my surgeon is incredibly common with Cleft Lift. But I've been completely healed for a month now and feel like a new person.

I put off more surgery purely down to the fact operations (more so being put to sleep) scare me and thought I would 'eventually heal', I was wrong. My only regret is I didn't have the cleft lift done sooner.

I suggest you get this draining done and then find a skilled Cleft Lift surgeon. Where are you based Gemma?
xo
Oh gosh 8 years, sorry to hear that. I can relate to your fears regarding the anaesthetic - I'm always a blubbering mess as I get put under! I think sometimes it's partially due to the embarrassment at the thought of having a room of strangers looking at your bum :)
I have been reading up about the cleft lift & it seems like a much more reliable procedure compared to the others, your advice backs that up too. My only worry would be that having had 5 procedures in the past (I'm quite scarred now as a result) that they wouldn't consider the cleft procedure for me.. I suppose all I can do is contact a specialist and see what they say.
I live in the east mids x
 

Luke Wade

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I'm sure they will perform the procedure regardless.

My surgeon is in Portsmouth - Miss Senapati, quite a distance from you though. Possibly try find an experienced surgeon closer to home, there is a section on the website with a list of surgeons. Once you've done this get your GP to refer you for a consultation. From all the research and from experience I promise you it's the best surgery for this.
 

Gemma_890

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I'm sure they will perform the procedure regardless.

My surgeon is in Portsmouth - Miss Senapati, quite a distance from you though. Possibly try find an experienced surgeon closer to home, there is a section on the website with a list of surgeons. Once you've done this get your GP to refer you for a consultation. From all the research and from experience I promise you it's the best surgery for this.
Thanks Luke, I've had the op, infection removed apparently & back home, although last night the dressing was soaked through & really struggled to get anyone to see me.. tried 111 who referred me to a walk in centre that was closed, then they referred me to another walk in centre at 2.30am only to ring me an hour later to advise nobody there was able to do the packing & dressing. Thus had to wait all night & go first thing by which time I was in a right mess & in a lot of pain. Told by the nurse that the packing hadn't been done brilliantly & I had a little infection setting in, back on antibiotics now & feeling very down in the dumps. I hate this disease & cant wait to be rid! The consultant at Derby is recommending this fibrin glue treatment once this one has healed but I don't know much about that, and like you say - cleft lift seems to be the best option in the long run.
 

Spokm34

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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.
Update I saw senapati today very nice consultant

She offered me cleft lift for January but only if i don't heal up fully by December small chance I could heal she said I don't need the op if I heal.

I asked her how quickly can I return to work she said 2-3 weeks so that's great.
 

Mrcleft

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:wigglebum:Split seems to have healed up
Hi Luke I have had a cleft lift 8 days ago, the top of the wound seems to have healed however at the bottom itS been discharging fluid and blood Since the op day and today It's seems like a little split has appeared in same place around 5mm wide, how long did yours take to heal and did yours discharge fluid and blood ?
 

Luke Wade

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Hi Luke I have had a cleft lift 8 days ago, the top of the wound seems to have healed however at the bottom itS been discharging fluid and blood Since the op day and today It's seems like a little split has appeared in same place around 5mm wide, how long did yours take to heal and did yours discharge fluid and blood ?
Around 2 months I think. Very normal apparently for that to happen
 

Spokm34

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Nope it was done by Emin Carpetti also one of the best surgeon in the Uk for this problem
Aww ok she offered me cleft lift for January but only if i haven't healed the last tiny bit, based on you said it's split blood I'm not entirely sure i would want to go through it
 

Mrcleft

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I looked him up seems decent but you mentioned you have a split on cleft lift what is the healing for that and how did it split how is the pain management and dressings
To be honest the whole thing has been painless the only difficulty I had was bowel movement on second day.

I woulnt really say it's a split, surgeon says it more of a place for the seroma fluid to drain from

My wife is changing the dressing daily seems to be healing No pain what so ever prob a couple more weeks or so as seeing him on Tuesday next week
 
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