Although you probably wouldn't know it, a cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common birth defects in the world. A cleft usually occurs in the first 6 to 10 weeks of pregnancy during which time the baby's upper jaw, nose and mouth are developing. In the case of a cleft defect, the parts of the mouth and lip don't fuse together properly.
Generally referred to as a “tummy tuck”, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin from the abdomen. The procedure also helps to flatten the abdomen by tightening the surrounding muscles. Women, with stretched abdominal areas due to previous pregnancies, can benefit considerably from abdominoplasty, although they should have completed their childbearing.