Fibrous Papule on my Lip (Not Nose)? (photo)

i had a bump removed by blade which i was told was a fibrous papule. as it was healing the bump returned and i was told that touching it stimulates it and that if they cut deeper i would have a divot in my lip. as it is on my lip, it is nearly impossible nOT to stimulate it and i want to have it permanently removed. is this possible? via laser or other methods?

Doctor Answers 2

Fibrous Papule on Lip

Thank you for your question. I would recommend consulting with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for the best cosmetic scarring and healing. I hope this helps.

Bay Area Dermatologist
3.9 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Fibrous papule of lip

Thank you for the photo. 

  • The fibrous papule is a harmless tumor (growth),
  • It will always return when shaved because it goes right through the skin,
  • It can easily be cut out with minor surgery,
  • Done properly it will leave an almost invisible scar,
  • a laser is unlikely to treat it - lasers use focused light. Your papule has no color to absorb the laser energy. Hope this helps. Best wishes!

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 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.