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13 Dec 2002

PLASTIC SURGERY?
Dear CyberDoc

I need to know what to do about an uneven upper lip. My upper lip is thinner on the right side thereof than on the left. This is particularly visible whenever I smile. I am not sure if it has always been like that or whether I was injured when, as a child, I was involved in a serious car accident. It is also possible that it could have been caused by a "botched" dental procedure. Do I need to have plastic surgery to have the problem repaired or are there any other, less invasive procedures available?
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Christin, if the function of your lip is normal, the easiest would be to have a collagen injection in the lip. It doesn’t require an operation or anaesthetic and also isn’t permanent (if you don’t like the effect). The best would be to speak to a plastic surgeon about it and see what he says. Good luck.
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