Hello Dr. Lam, a friend of m ine just underwent lip reduction surgery in Ny and two weeks later the wound has mostly healed but there are small squishy looking lum\mps on her lips. her doctor told her they will go away since its only been 14 days post-operatively. I want a lip reduction but fear those small lumps..what could they be?
it could be inflamed minor salivary glands. that is always possible. i rarely see that following my procedure. the most i have seen is maybe 1 or 2 small ones. that tends to go away. but i have no idea in her case. it could also be a mucocele. some of those do not go away. give it time though and see how things progress. always consult your own physician for the answers. best, sml
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery