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Heavily damaged my lips. Which specialist should I consult for cure?

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HI- I used to be an incessant lip picker! I did this for more years than I care to tell you. Well I am 61 years old now and tho' I no longer pick my lip I now have two pieces of my lip, on the inside of my lip that hang and are whitish in color. When I talk, they are noticeable and tho' people have not questioned my about I know they see it and when they watch me talk they seem to have trouble understanding me sometimes, probably because they are looking at my mouth. Is there anything I can do. What specialty would I see for this?
Posted Mon, 11 Mar 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Thanks for posting your query.
The damage that you have done to your lips needs a surgery for repair. You need to consult a plastic surgeon for the appropriate treatment.
After the surgical repair, speech therapy may be needed for a few days depending on the extent of problem that you have.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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