Dear Dr. Lam,
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my question. 51 year old Male.
I had surgery on my lower lip 7 weeks ago to remove a firm lesion slightly smaller that a pea which was imbedded deeply in the tissue. The Dr. said it was "vascular", and the pathology test latter confirmed not malignant. This was stitched up with dissolvable catgut sutures. I am left with a firm raised bump which is very noticeable when I smile.
Before this procedure I was told 2-4 weeks healing time, and that the lip heals very well.
This firm flesh is just under the skin and follows the incision line. All this action is on the dry and visible part of the lip. This Dr. is not concerned and said this will probably get smaller over time. I have seen no improvement. From what I'm guessing this is inflammation or scar tissue starting to form. Anything I can do besides living with it? (He suggested I forget about it and have a glass of wine) There seem to be very few experts on lips.
Steroid or 5-fu shot?
Scar Revision after more time?
Thanks again for your time. (I am sending pictures to your yahoo email)