Mucocoele of the Lip

Mucocoeles of the lip are very common.  They usually occur on the lower lip in the moist skin just on the inside of the mouth.  The theory here is that a small mucous producing duct has become blocked and the saliva cannot be expelled out into the mouth and so builds up in a small cyst.  These cysts can often resolve spontaneously however if they have been there for more than 6 months they are probably unlikely to do so and surgical excision is recommended. 

Post-operative care

No specific Post-operative care is necessary.  Eat and drink normally.