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Are there any good ways of reducing scarring after a cleft lip surgery?

Are there any good ways of reducing scarring after a cleft lip surgery?

Yes: Some treatments offered before surgery (nasoalveloar molding, or nam) can help lessen the scarring afterwards. Sometimes, scars will need to be revised surgically to get the best outcome, but this is fortunately not common. ...Read more

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Lip surgery question / lip enhancement?

Lip surgery question / lip enhancement?

Various options: There are a number of ways to enhance the lips. There are a variety of fda approved injectable fillers. Fat injection or transplants can be done. There are also permanent implants available although these should be used with caution. ...Read more

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How do I fix the scars left behind by cleft lip surgery?

How do I fix the scars left behind by cleft lip surgery?

Revision : Without seeing photos you have several options. Non-surgical options include kenalog injections along the scar as well as co2 laser resurfacing. If the lip exhibits retraction or requires lengthening then a surgical revision would be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a cleft lip and partial cleft pallet, had a lip surgery and need more, but my hospital doesn't know where my dental records are. What can i do?

I have a cleft lip and partial cleft pallet, had a lip surgery and need more, but my hospital doesn't know where my dental records are. What can i do?

Need more info: You need to get an appointment with an oral surgeon.The best place to get a referral is from your dentist or the local Dental Society in your county. I'm not so sure that prior dental records are essential in this case. ...Read more

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I have pain after 3 years from oral surgery to inside of lip. How can I treat the pain?

I have pain after 3 years from oral surgery to inside of lip. How can I treat the pain?

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

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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 : 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) or 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

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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?

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

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Will eating tomatoes make your lip even more swollen after mucocele surgery? After 7 days since surgery, i ate tomatoes and my lip seemed more swollen

A tomato allergy?: Seems unlikely that the 2 are connected. It more probable that you have an allergy to tomatoes. Check with your md or allergist to check this out. ...Read more

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Bump under my lip & it was swelling and after medication (it stopped swelling) and now it became hard. not soft smooth.medication without surgery.

Bump under my lip & it was swelling and after medication (it stopped swelling) and now it became hard. not soft smooth.medication without surgery.

Inclusion cyst?: Sounds like you might have had an infected inclusion cyst. The anabiotic treated the infection in the cyst, but now the debris in the cyst and the cyst wall remain. Only way to get rid of it is surgical excision. However,skin lesions need to be seen, felt and occasionally biopsiedin order to make proper diagnosis. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more