During a lip shave, precancerous tissue or a tumor
is removed from the lip either with a scalpel or with laser technology. A skin
flap or graft is used if large amounts of tissue are removed.
- Lip surgery
- Lip laser
Treated with a Lip Shave:
A lip shave may be performed in cases of a lip tumor
or precancerous lip tissue.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
a lip shave. Skin cancer surgery and microscopically-controlled surgery are
surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with a Lip Shave:
A lip shave may be performed with local or regional
anesthesia, with or without sedation.
Complications from a Lip Shave:
Possible risks following a lip shave include
swelling, infection, tingling, numbness, bleeding, nerve damage, scarring,
blood clots, uneven lips or a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible
to experience a hot or cold sensation or have difficulty speaking or chewing.
after a Lip Shave:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a
lip shave is good.
from a Lip Shave:
Total recovery from a lip shave takes two or three