Teens' Expectation of Surgery
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|Fri, 03-15-2013 - 1:37pm|
I wanted to pass along this article that discusses a study that was done on adolescent girls to understand what their experiences have been living with a cleft palate or lip, and what their expectations are for orthognathic surgery. While they have had to deal with teasing and bullying, there are also positive aspects as well:
Despite the challenges that living with cleft lip or palate presents, there is a growing recognition of positive experiences. People may develop higher levels of coping skills and self-esteem to counter their anomaly. Many report sensitivity toward others and the ability to help others because of their own struggles with stigma. Those with cleft lip or palate can develop a resiliency that will serve them well in life.
What are your thoughts on the study?