Lip Cyst Removed After Juvederm Injection
- Asked by Jenn1 in MI
- 3 years ago
I have what I now know as a "mucous cyst" inside my top lip. I never thought it was a big deal because no one had ever noticed it besides myself. Well, I recently had Juvaderm injected in my lips and now the area of the cyst is larger then the rest of my lip and looks uneven.
Although I have Juvaderm in my lips can I still get the cyst drained/removed by my dermatologist?
Sounds like you have a mucocele which probably should be removed. It may look enlarged with filler as it is pushed on by the product.
You have mucocele
What you have is a mucocele. This is due to an injury to some of the ducts of the many small salivary glands in the lip. The treatment requires removal of the cyst and some the tiny salivary glands in the area. See an oral surgeon or ENT for treatment.
Mucus cyst in the lip bigger after filler
Your mucus cyst is now bigger after a filler. It is possible that the lip filled is merely pushing on the cyst. There might be actual filler in the cyst. The cyst can be drained, and if it is cyst content and not filler, the cyst will shrink but may recur unless it is surgically excised. If Juvederm found its way into the cyst, then injection with hyaluronidase may shrink the content but the cyst will remain and can be excised electively in the future.
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