Is My Lip Still Swollen 8 Months After V Line Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley,Will my lip swelling on the right side subside in time or is this a permanent complication at 8 months post op? I had v line surgery with aggressive contouring on the right side, and a genioplasty to shorten length of my chin 8 months ago. I still feel the swelling in lips, on the right side, with a slight pull to the right and down. Will this swelling improve on its own?

A:It would be fair to say that whatever you see at 8 months postop is probably permanent. This is not swelling at this point.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon