Member since 2/21/2014


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Questions from Mtbarton

I had upper lip MOHs surgery and reconstruction 3 days ago and I am still pretty swollen. How long for this to go down?

How long might it take for the swelling in the upper lip area take to go down? How long should I stay away from exercising? Is it okay to walk on my treadmill at a slower pace?... READ MORE

Will I be able to smile after scc was removed from my upper lip?

I had reconstructive surgery done one week ago after removal of scc from my upper lip. There was a triangle of muscle removed from beneath my left nostril to my lip. It was... READ MORE

Recent comments from Mtbarton

A second opinion is definitely a good idea. I had a MOHs surgeon and plastic surgeon who were both from The Cleveland Clinic and came highly recommended by my doctor and many of their patients. I was fortunate considering the extensive... READ COMMENT

Try not to worry. I had a v-shaped portion of my upper lip removed. I was told by the surgeon that 1/3 was taken due to a deep tumor. I was diagnosed with both basal and squamous cell carcinoma. I truly understand your fear and those... READ COMMENT

One thing that helped me during the procedure was the connection with my breath to relieve my anxiety. I have learned how much this very accessible tool has helped me in so many areas of my life while on my path as a yoga student and... READ COMMENT

I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with this. I too let a sore on my lip go for 3-4 years and when I finally had the courage to deal with it a biopsy revealed both bcc and squamous cells. I had MOHs surgery in February this year. The... READ COMMENT