Even wider clefts are able to be repaired in a single stage.

Even wider clefts are able to be repaired in a single stage with our technique. The skin markings are a hybrid of techniques based on Millard / Noordhoff / Chang Gung / Fisher principles. Adequate muscle release and reorientation is crucial for that Goldilocks-level of lip rotation and balance. Scarring can be thicker and darker — especially in our darker-skinned … Read More

Of all patients we care for, our cleft lip and palate patients are the dearest.

Three months after cleft lip repair, this cleft cutie has stolen our hearts. Of all patients we care for, our cleft lip and palate patients are the dearest. Look for an updated cleft care guide from us later this year! For more, visit our Cleft Lip Repair page or call us at (214) 241-1997. 💻 lawplasticsurgery.com 👨‍⚕️ Dr. Huay-Zong Law⁠ … Read More

I thought I had sleep apnea. My wife tells me my snoring went away

“I’m feeling better… 110% better. I thought I had sleep apnea. My wife tells me my snoring went away… I’m just sleeping a lot better. Now I feel more rested and just breathing a lot better. Slow process of trying to actually breathe correctly for the first time in my life, through my nose instead of through the mouth.” The … Read More

We’re so thankful to be able to help people breathe like never before!

We’re so thankful to be able to help people breathe like never before! Nasal obstruction affects about one in three of the overall population, and nearly 100% of our patients with a history of a cleft. Septoplasty surgery removes and/or straightens the septal cartilage and bone. Other maneuvers include use of spreader grafts/flaps, treatment of the inferior turbinates, and revision … Read More

My favorite patients and surgeries are for our cleft babies.

My favorite patients and surgeries are for our cleft babies. What we do for their first surgery can set the tone and direction for the rest of their lives. As techniques have evolved, and we have learned about the effects 20+ years down the line, we have been able to continuously bring down the number of surgeries people have over … Read More

These are some of my favorite surgeries, tailoring surgeries to each person’s individual goals and needs, all while making sure they’re breathing like never before!

This athlete couldn’t breathe, with a history of a fractured and deviated septum, and a pharyngeal flap previously used to help speech for her cleft palate. For patients with a history of a pharyngeal flap, these may actually be divided and revised after several years, usually with no change in speech and nasality, but with much improved breathing and speech. … Read More

Immediate before and after cleft lip repair.⁠

Immediate before and after cleft lip repair.⁠ ⁠ A perfect example of how surgery is what I do day in and day out. ⁠ ⁠ But, for this one patient, on this one day, I always keep in mind that this is often the most important surgery of their life. ⁠ For more, visit our Cleft Lip Repair page or … Read More

This beautiful patient is thrilled after her cleft rhinoplasty! ⁠

This beautiful patient is thrilled after her cleft rhinoplasty! ⁠ ⁠ She had the normal development we see with most cleft lip patients. ⁠ ⁠ Her septum was pointing to the right — away from the cleft side — causing severe nasal obstruction. ⁠ ⁠ She also had slumping and weakness of the cartilage and skin on the same side … Read More