After 6 weeks of anxiety, trying several different methods resulting in minimal weight gain (5 oz. above birth weight), baby Bennett was diagnosed with a stage III lip-tie and a stage IV, or "posterior", tongue-tie. The mother was then referred to The Brush Stop in Carlsbad, CA.

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There appears to be a relationship between maxillary lip tie (ankyloglossia and shortened maxillary labial frenula) and AIR. Treatment of these infants with a relatively simple frenotomy procedure may reduce or eliminate reflux. As a result, many of these infants may be spared from invasive testing or medications that have been shown to have potentially significant side effects.

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Edward M. Zimmerman, MD, has generously shared with us the pre- and post-operative photos of a LightScalpel CO2 laser assisted quad (upper and lower) blepharoplasty. The post-surgical photos show beautiful healing.

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