8-month-old – one week review post upper lip and tongue tie release

It’s fascinating to see the subtle influence the muscles of the mouth and face have on a child’s facial development and appearance over the years, or sometimes even sooner.

This young man had a long history of feeding issues, but ties had been dismissed as mild by several medical and child health professionals.

More recently the family came to see us for a further opinion as they felt something was not quite right. He was posturing his lower jaw forward all the time, and he was struggling to swallow solids.

We confirmed upper lip and tongue tie and proceeded with release.

One week post release, he was feeding better on the breast and swallowing solids easier.

Mum feels his face is more relaxed and she reports he is no longer posturing his lower jaw forward. These photos before (left) and one week after (right) upper lip and tongue tie release tend to support her observations.

Any surgical procedure carries risk, and individual results may vary. Before proceeding with this surgery, you should seek a second opinion with an appropriately qualified practitioner.