Treatment of Hypertrophic Salivary Glands in Upper Lip

Best way to treat hypertrophic salivary glands in upper lip that that are more swollen then others?

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Treatment of Hypertrophic Salivary Glands

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Since these enlarged glands are harmless, the best treatment is to do nothing. If they are really bothersome, very light electrocautery can be effective and it would be best to try one or two first as a test area. I would not recommend surgery in this area for treatment.

South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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Upper lip problem

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A photo or two would be quite helpful. Or,better, you could be seen in person. If your problem is a fullness of the upper lip that is primarily on the mucosa l(wet) side, a simple excision might work..

Sheldon S. Kabaker, MD FACS
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon

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