Today, the best treatment for resolving the issue of lip tie is the laser. Our office prides itself on being one of very few that uses the laser (ER: YAG). It has been found that the parents preferred method to revise the lip tie, is with the laser. The laser allows the procedure to be quick and easy, with little to no bleeding. Also, infants do not need anesthesia either! Prior to the introduction of laser, knives and scissors were used, causing more bleeding and pain, and required sutures to finish the procedure. That day and age is now behind us, with laser technology we can take care of your infant as quickly and painlessly as possible with a much quicker recovery time, and with no anesthesia or sutures required.
As soon as the surgery is completed, the mother can then nurse the infant. The mother's nipple is pain free immediately and the infant latches immediately.