Hi, I have had multiple surgeries to my upper lip. The first was facia implant and then its removal because it was stiff and I could not smile. I also had a nerve that had to be cut and tied off due to pain. I had soft-form gor tex put in to try to even things out but I could feel them and he put them in little pieces that were making me very uncomfortable, hard to speak and painful. In August- 6 months ago I had a surgeon remove the last remaining pieces of gortex. It was very difficult to get them out.I have been experiencing uncomfortable pain for many years. There were many pieces and probably quite embedded because they had been in my lip for many years. My question is that it has been 6 months since their removal and it still feels like my lip is healing, still shrinking, peeling, raw, possibly inflamed fluid filled and uncomfortable. It still feels very uncomfortable and painful. My surgeon said that he sees no reason why they should not eventually heal and that it may take up to a year due to the amount of trauma. Is it possible that they will eventually normalize in another 6 months? Could it actually take a full year to heal and normalize. I would greatly appreciate your opinion!