Could a cleft lip be improved with filler?

Hi Dr. Irwin, I have cleft lip and I was wondering if I could get lip filler done to balance out the asymmetrical lip ??? As I am very upset with the symmetry of my upper lip. Thank you

Generally, a cleft lip must be corrected with surgery.  Fillers can sometimes make the cleft look worse. Hopefully, you can find a good surgeon near you and, there are international organizations who sometimes make this available at no or low cost.  Once the surgery is done, certain lasers may be useful to blend the scar better, if needed.   Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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