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Lip Lightening Surgery
I'm a 19 years old girl. I have genetically dark lips. I'm looking for some cosmetic surgery which can lighten it to natural pink color. Is there one?
Depends on cause: While chemical peels of the lips can be performed this is not a common practice. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more
Filler injection: There is different techniques including lip voluminizing, enhancing the borders. It is mainly done by fillers ...Read more
Lip enhancement: There are several fillers for temporary and permanent enhancement of the lip. A simple and natural filler is your own fat! ...Read more
3 years?: Have you talked to the Surgeon. That's the person who knows you best, and can best help you manage your problem. ...Read more
What's the name for making your lips pink? I know it is a cosmetic surgery but I need d actual name.
My sister had internal surgery via her vigina. Afterwards she have now got a rash on the lips. Highly iterating. What can she do.
Should I still consider having surgery to repair the inferior alveolar injury if I'm starting to get some of my feeling back in my lip?
My inner vagina lips are a bigger then normal what surgery can I get done to remove them. And does it hurt to get it done or not? ...And is it normal?
Yes: Labial size is variable for many women. However, labial hypertrophy (enlarged labia minora) can create discomfort during intercourse. Labiaplasty can reduce the size of the labia. It is a cosmetic surgery and does hurt, but the recovery is not as bad as it may sound. Make sure you see a doctor with experience in this type of surgery. ...Read more
One of my vagina lips is really stretched out and is really noticeable. Is there a way to shrink it without surgery? It's so embarrassing. I'm a virgin
Doubtful: If it has been this way for a long time then there is nothing that will fix it but a surgeon. If it is acute and swollen and inflammed then it may be an infection but sounds like this is more of a long term issue. Sorry! No easy fix. ...Read more
Injection vs topical: The best and most consistent option is a hyaluronic acid filler like juvederm or restylane (dermal fillers). These are reliable., can be done in the office in about 20 minutes and last about a year or so. Seek a experienced injector to make sure you keep a balanced natural appearance. Skin medica makes a lip plumper system which is nice, and does help, but can't approach what injectables can do. ...Read more
Is there anything that really honestly works on clearing or lightening stretch marks besides laser surgery which is too expensive?
Stretch mark removal: Can be done by laser but its not reliable. If you choose to go down that path, find a doctor who will 'warranty' their work and if there is no appreciable results (and you need to clearly define what is adequate prior to the procedures) will they provide additional complimentary treatments or perhaps give a partial refund? ...Read more
Varies: Lip capillary hemangioma are very common and their treatment varies. Most commonly they are small and can be treated without surgery by use of a laser. I treat these frequently with a 940 diode laser with excellent results. If larger they can be treated by a combination of sclerotherapy and laser. Only those hemangiomas that cannot be treated by the above methods may require surgery. ...Read more
My uncle had an surgery removing lips cancer. It was a like a tiny wound on the lower lip. It was a 10 min surgery. Is he going to be ok?
Difficult to say: As it depends on the type of cancer and the involvement of the cancer at the "margins" or borders of the excision. Unfortunately without more information, it's hard to say exactly what the next steps of management are. To be able to provide more information, the biopsy results will be incredibly important. ...Read more
How long does it takes 2 heal from numbness in the upper lip after lip lowering surgery knowing that it's 20 days now since I had the surgery?
Depends on technique: This will vary greatly with the technique and may return soon or never. Generally speaking byn6-9 on this you should see return of normal sensation. ...Read more
4yrs ago I operated a painful bump on the vulva. Since then it appears every summer on both lips, always removed with surgery. What can it be?
Path report: Since you have had surgery on this spot before the best thing to do it is to ask for a copy of the pathology report. The diagnosis will be listed. If there is no pathology report then ask the surgeon what the diagnosis was. This is the most accurate way to determine the cause. ...Read more
Had surgery on the lower lip to fix festering that was caused by a pustule. Now get yellowish or blueish sores from time to time. Related? Serious?
Can't see: You need to be examined by an Oral Surgeon. Recurrent "sores" deserve serious consideration as they can be anything from benign to serious lesions. Let a Pro actually look, feel, examine, diagnose, and propose treatment plan. ...Read more
4yrs ago I operated a painful bump on the outer vagina lips. Since then it appears every summer on both lips, always removed with surgery. Dangerous?
Unlikely: Would recommend a second opinion with your previous records ...Read more
Are there any side effects from surgery to reduce gummy smile? I'd like to have surgery to fix my gummy smile, but I'm concerned about any side effects, and particularly if my face and upper lip might look different after the procedure. Is this something
There are many questions on the forum regarding correction of a "gummy smile". The question is, do you mean a recontouring of the gingival tissue around the necks of your teeth to make them look a bit longer (bigger)
do you mean your teeth are of the correct size and shape for your face, but when you smile, you see alot of the gum tissue above the teeth?
Dr. Mcleod best answered the first scenario. You would be doing that procedure if you felt your teeth were too small (height wise). It is not that invasive and there are very few complications.
Regarding the second scenario, changing the hight of your maxilla is a major surgical procedure, performed by a team of doctors including oral surgeons. This surgery can change your face and lips, and there are complications including teeth becoming non-vital and nerve damage. These risks will be explained to you by your surgeons.
I hope I have not confused you. It may be best to discuss this with the dentist/periodontist you chose to consult with. ...Read more
Yes: See a plastic surgeon regarding injections that can be given to plump up your lips. ...Read more
Yes: If you want white teeth try bleaching them by seeing a dentist for trays and bleaching gel. Full lips can be attained by injecting dermal fillers which should be done by a cosmetic surgeon or doctor/dentist specially trained to do this. ...Read more