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Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Lip scar: It is unlikely that the scar will go away automatically - it may reduce in size. Scar formation is always a risk of having any surgery. I would see a plastic surgeon and get some advice. ...Read more

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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


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My bottom lip is uneven due to blister removal with a laser and now scar tissue, can this be fixed by a plastic surgeon?

My bottom lip is uneven due to blister removal with a laser and now scar tissue, can this be fixed by a plastic surgeon?

Give it time to heal: I would definitively give it time for the scar tissue to mature prior to introducing more scar with a plastic surgery procedure. ...Read more

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What is best for lip scar removal? Vitamin e or mederma? Anything else if possible?

What is best for lip scar removal? Vitamin e or mederma? Anything else if possible?

Not much: Unfortunately, most scar treatments offer only marginal improvement over doing nothing at all. The biggest problem with the area around the lips is the amount of dynamic motion and tension that is created on the wound, which lends to a problematic scar. I find the biggest factor is the amount of surgical debridement of injured tissue affects the outcome of the scar. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue on the inside of the lower lip be removed?

Yes but,: Will likely just leave more scar tissue as the minor salivary glands tend fibrose after trauma (surgery). ...Read more

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How is scar tissue in the bottom lip of the mouth? I fell 3 weeks ago and I think I have scar tissue that need to be taken care of.

How is scar tissue in the bottom lip of the mouth? I fell 3 weeks ago and I think I have scar tissue that need to be taken care of.

Time will take care: If your injured your lip, some amount of scar formation is expected. This usually takes longer time (1-3 months) to resolve. Technically there is nothing one can do to remove or eliminate scar tissue unless it is on the skin surface where cosmetic surgery can be an option for correction, . ...Read more

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I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful, sores, &lips red and swollen.

I bit all of the healing scar tissue out of my inner cheeks and lips again. What could happen? My mouths been painful, sores, &lips red and swollen.

Cheek, lip biting: Biting the inside of the cheek and lip can become a serious issue. Seek a professional right away. Once healed it can re-traumatized again. It takes about 2 weeks to heal unless re-bitten. When the injury occurs get some melting crushed ice in your mouth. Run ice under warm water before you put it in your mouth. If you don't the ice may freeze to your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a tiny lump of scar tissue on my bottom lip, could that be affecting my chapped lips?

I have a tiny lump of scar tissue on my bottom lip, could that be affecting my chapped lips?

Perhaps: Perhaps, especially if you repeatedly lick or probe the scar with your tongue. Otherwise, I don't see any relationship. ...Read more

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My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?

Sinus tracts ; scars: Piercings usually develop sinus tracts and if you also have significant scarring then these may contribute to your developing wounds on your lips. See a local plastic surgeon so that she/he can best advise you regarding further management. ...Read more

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Had a mucocele and salivary glands removed in lip. It's now swollen and asymmetric with scar tissue. It's bottom lip and annoying. Steroid injection?

Had a mucocele and salivary glands removed in lip. It's now swollen and asymmetric with scar tissue. It's bottom lip and annoying. Steroid injection?

Lip scar tissue: A steroid injection might help, but usually a re-excision is the way to go. It looks like you have had 2 procedures already, so I understand you might be reluctant. Get another opinion from another ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

How can I tell the difference between genital warts and scar tissue from episiotomy? Inner lip area

They do not look the: Same at all, the warts are "warty" and the skin is very different. Scar tissue is smoothBut if you are not sure it is best to see your gynecologist or dermatologist for absolute diagnosis ...Read more

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Scar tissue full circle of scabs was formed on the tip of the foreskin covering the head, the skin is fully retractable, happening for past 3 years.

Scar tissue full circle of scabs was formed on the tip of the foreskin covering the head, the skin is fully retractable, happening for past 3 years.

See urologist...: From what I can sense on what you described, your condition probably poses no serious healthy concern as long as not hurting, not swelling and thickening, and no expanding.

For the time being, avoid any further local physical and chemical stimulation if any. Of course, go to see urologist for further attention.

Besides, healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence and obsession will help...

Best. ...Read more

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Glass broke in dishwasher sand grain sized shards. If any got in my mouth would I know? Am scared that it will be scratching the inside of my mouth without me feeling it, making scar tissue which will in turn make my cheeks look fat. Surely possible?

Glass broke in dishwasher sand grain sized shards. If any got in my mouth would I know? Am scared that it will be scratching the inside of my mouth without me feeling it, making scar tissue which will in turn make my cheeks look fat. Surely possible?

Irrational fear: You're not going to get any glass in your mouth unless you lick the drain. And since you're not going to do that, no worries. Empty the drain into the garbage and rinse off all dishware in the sink before using. ...Read more

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4 days post septoplasty turbinate reduction scar tissue cut out of right sinus. Balloons in sinus cavity. Having headache from temporal to top of head?

4 days post septoplasty turbinate reduction scar tissue cut out of right sinus. Balloons in sinus cavity. Having headache from temporal to top of head?

Probaby: Normal post-operative pain...suggest ICE and contact your treating ENT specialist for suggestions/I ASSUME you have a follow-up visit arranged...if pain INCREASING do not wait!!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done scar tissue? I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done (at doctors office 2 spots cut had reattached) at about 2 months old. On the head of the penis there is one spot on the top and one spot on th

I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done scar tissue? I have a 2 year old had semi re-circumcision done (at doctors office 2 spots cut had reattached) at about 2 months old. On the head of the penis there is one spot on the top and one spot on th

Since: Since the procedure was done 2 years ago, the areas you describe are unlikely to change significantly. If they are at the area where the adhesion was released or cut, they represent healing of the cut skin. It may be a keloid or hypertrophic scarring. If it is a concern or cosmetically unappealing you may want him evaluated by a pediatric urologist. ...Read more

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Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

Over 30 days, cracks corners of mouth, appears white like scar tissue, spreading, small white ulcers, some swelling, been treating with peroxide, abreva, neosporin, chap stix no results

No peroxide: I agree with the concern of angular cellulitis however you must stop the peroxide. It has no use and may be causing drying cracking and failure to heal with resultant inflammation. ...Read more

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What kind of lip augmentation is done to create symmetry and even the texture of a burned lip scar?

Possibilities: Without seeing your lip, this is a challenging question to answer. A scar older than one year may possibly be improved with injection of a hyaluronic acid filler. A revision procedure may be needed to reorient the scar so it isn't causing a tethered effect of the skin and lip. If the scar is newer than one year, you should wait prior to having anything done. ...Read more

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Old lip scar on lip is now feeling numb. What is causing this and what can I do?

Old lip scar on lip is now feeling numb. What is causing this and what can I do?

Lip: Sensory nerves cannot penetrate scar. Either leave it alone or get intralesional cortisone injection, 2-3 at 3-4 week intervals. This may soften up scar. Return of sensation +/- Can have scar excised. No subcutaneous or dermal sutures (will causes more scarring. I use 4-0 silk interrupted sutures. ...Read more

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What to do if my cleft lip scar tears?

Unlikely, but...: ...In the event of that happening, see your local plastic surgeon for a repair or scar revision. ...Read more

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Got bit by dog on upper lip, scar is forming and is raised. It has been a week, what can I do to reduce/correct scar so it heals flat?

Lip scar topical tre: Lip scars tens to take much longer than other areas on the skin to settle down. massage, sun avoidance and topical steroid cream would be first line of treatment. Don't ingest the silicone. make sure the key line between the pink of the lip and skin is lined up correctly. ...Read more

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What can I do about my cleft lip scar?

What can I do about my cleft lip scar?

Surgery, laser, meds: Depending on how recent and how bad the scar is, you might benefit form laser or medication to put on it or injected. There is always the possibility of surgical revision also. You should see a cleft surgeon. I know there are very good cleft surgeons at chapel hill, nc right next door to you. ...Read more

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Can I derma stamp using a. 5 mm needle directly on my lips to increase melanin and reduce the appearance of a hypopigmented lip scar?

I would encourage: You not to attempt self- treatments in this situation. Seeing a dermatologist is a safer option. ...Read more

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How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

Variable: Scar tissue often never causes pain, so it's impossible to determine the answer to your question. If you're having chronic pain after healing from an open appendectomy, see your surgeon. There may be something that could be causing the pain and that could be treated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have scar tissue removal in the knee?

Is it normal to have scar tissue removal in the knee?

Yes, if its the only: Significant finding on the scope of the knee and if its causing problems, then removing the scar tissue would be the thing to do. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more