The provider performs a secondary repair of a cleft lip and or nasal deformity. The provider performs this service if a primary repair of a cleft lip and or nasal deformity does not deliver favorable results. In this procedure, the provider reopens the defect and recloses the surgical site. Unfavorable results can include scar contracture, a tightening of the skin and or shortening of the muscle that restricts movement, the wound splitting or layers separating, and infection.
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