“Cleft nose is a complex deformity which is present in children born with cleft lip or cleft lip and palate. There is asymmetry of development of upper jaw bone. Cleft lip and palate are repaired in the early months of the child’s age. In some techniques the nasal deformity is also corrected but in most of the patients the nasal deformity is corrected at or after puberty when the bony development is complete. These children have nasal blockage and severe nasal deformity due to malposition of nasal septum and hypoplasia and weakness of cleft side nasal cartilages.
There are various techniques available to correct this deformity.
Mr Riaz has been going over the years, twice a year, to Gujrat in Pakistan to help children with cleft lip and palate. He has developed a technique of cleft nose correction based on the principles of aesthetic rhinoplasty or “nose job”. This technique addresses the asymmetry of nasal platform which rests on upper jaw bone and also reconstructs the deficient cartilaginous framework. The nasal blockage to improve breathing is also addressed with this technique.
Mr Riaz has helped hundreds of patients treated in the Cleft Hospital, Gujrat, Pakistan and also this technique has helped patients in the UK. Details of the procedure and before and after photographs are included in the section of nasal surgery.