In this blog Ella Hillström questions the axiomatic corrections of the lip and jaw cleft she and her sister were born with.
Cleft lip and palate are a result of undeveloped facial tissues. Around day 23 of the fetus’s life, five (soon to become) “bones” fuse to create the structure of the face.
When a child is born with cleft lip, jaw and palate, the fusion was incomplete, leaving infants with a gaping hole that stretchesfrom their lip to their nose. Cleft palate is the most severe and impacts the ability to eat, breath and speak. Lip and jaw cleft, however, lead to an aesthetic disfigurement and sometimes a nasal tone.
Who are the surgeries of cleft palate for? What is it with the open face that disturbs culture? Read the blog here.