Ask a doctor

Best Treatment Post-op for Firmness Deeper in Upper Lip

What would be the best treatment to soften/flatten Upper Lip Post-op due to surgery needed to remove a malformation. What is the best time frame to start treatment 2 to 3 weeks after procedure? Thank you.

Doctor Answers (4)

Postop Lip

+1

It is normal for your lip to have a stiff feeling right after an operation, and this can last for a few weeks before starting to soften.  Please keep in close contact with your surgeon.


Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Lip augmentation after lip surgery

+1

 Depending on what was done to your lip to remove the malformation (vessel malformation?), your lips could be swollen for several months.  Following the healing period, fillers like Restylane or Juvederm can be used along the border, of the lips, to create the illusion of a pouty lip.  If the lip itself requires additional volume, I prefer Alloderm lip implants or silastic lip implants.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Post operative lip stiffness may be amenable to repeated injections of saline

+1

Post operative lip stiffness may be amenable to repeated injections of saline. If the stiffness is due to scar tissue repeated stretching may modify the collagen.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

You might also like...

Best Treatment Post-op for Firmness Deeper in Upper Lip

+1

You will have to be more specific about the problem you have and type of surgery. A picture will help. generally, if you have had lip surgery, it will take several months for it to soften up. Then you may consider use of fillers or fat transfer.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Huntington Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.