Will my smile return to normal after rhinoplasty?
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Rhinoplasty and a stiff lip
Stiff lip after rhinoplasty
It sounds like you have a lot of work done to your lip as well as your nose. It is great that your nose is healing quickly, but the lip scar excision, frenuloplasty and fat graft will take some time to heal! The stiffness you feel is called induration, and it is the body's way of bringing attention to that area and recruiting cells that aid in healing. It will take some time for that stiffness to go down. You will notice it getting better in the next few weeks, but it may take 6-9 months for that tissue to feel totally soft again. Be patient, it won't be that way forever
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