Since I was a child I’ve had a beauty spot on my lip. Some call it a freckle, some a sun spot, some people (a lot of people!) even thought I just liked to chew on pens …. whatever you call it doesn’t matter, the fact is it was growing and spreading. It had been monitored all my life by dentists, GP’s and dermatologists and even though all of them said I had nothing to be concerned about, it still worried me about how often it was changing. From past experience I had learnt that just because a doctor says something doesn’t look like cancer doesn’t make it so. I didn’t want to run that risk any longer.
On Thursday I had my wisdom teeth out and I decided at the same time I would like my beauty spot removed. If you follow me on social media you probably would have seen some before shots but I wanted to update you quickly on how it’s going. The surgeon underestimated how big and deep the spot was. Not to be a pessimist but I always knew this spot was more trouble than it looked.
I’m going to show you some before photos and some post-op photos up until now (24 hour mark). I think it’s important to show these images because you can never underestimate what is growing beneath the surface. Even if the pathology comes back that this spot was benign, I want it to drive you to go get all your spots checked. What is safe for one person doesn’t mean it’s safe for another.
WARNING: It is graphic. If you don’t like blood and stitches, look away now. Apologies for the dodgy photo quality of some images, I’m still enjoying the pain killers.
Do you have a spot that has changed appearance? What do you do to prevent sun damage? Let me know by commenting below!