Dr. Keith Rose has performed thousands of cleft lift and cleft palate procedures. His knowledge, skill, and supportive approach combine to give patients and their caregivers an excellent experience as well as aesthetic improvement.
Parents, in particular, appreciate Dr. Rose because of the way he cares for young children, who are often the patients for this procedure. He helps parents understand surgery, makes decisions collaboratively and prioritizes comfort and safety.
Dr. Rose also provides cleft lip surgery to Corpus Christi children and adults who require revisions to an earlier procedure. As a plastic surgeon, he is often able to improve comfort and aesthetics significantly beyond the original repair.
Creating New Smiles. Restoring Function.
In a cleft lip procedure, Dr. Rose aims to:
- Produce a lip that looks anatomically correct.
- Revise the appearance of the nose and improve function.
- Reduce scarring significantly.
He may recommend multiple surgeries to achieve the desired results, particularly if patients need additional procedures to fix a cleft palate.
Expect a high level of quality and care with Dr. Rose’s practice. Beyond his committed and communicative approach, he has extensive experience in performing cleft lip surgery. In addition to his work in the United States, he has also trained other surgeons as part of humanitarian missions in Mexico, Peru, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa.
Planning the Procedure
In the consultation, Dr. Rose will take the time to explain the surgical process, recovery, and expected outcome. He will answer any questions you have and help you and your child become comfortable with his recommended course of action.
One of the most important aspects of cleft lip surgery is getting the right support after the procedure. Dr. Rose may advise you to connect with related services, including speech pathology, therapy, and specialized dentistry, so that your child heals properly over the years that follow.
Your Experience with Cleft Lip Surgery
Cleft Lip and palate patients typically have their initial procedures in a pediatric hospital under general anesthesia with support from an experienced pediatric anesthesiologist. If you or your patient is having a revision to an earlier surgery, you may be able to have your procedure at our state-of-the-art facility instead.
Surgery can take from 1–3 hours, though more complex cases may require more time. Dr. Rose and our staff will offer Corpus Christi patients and parents guidelines for recovery after the procedure.
For some patients, a single surgery is necessary. Others will require multiple procedures to achieve their preferred results, which should look more natural, function properly, and be aesthetically improved.
Schedule a consultation to talk about cleft lip surgery with Dr. Rose. Call our Corpus Christi office at (361) 651-1200.