Lip injuries usually look worse than they are!
Careful assessment and analysis of the injury, followed by meticulous repair techniques give good results.
While “sharp” or “clean” injuries are easy to repair, this is not so when there is an “untidy” wound of the mucosa. It is necessary to “triangulate” the defect, converting the “untidy ” injury into a tidy” one before repair.
A “burst” injury looks a lot worse than it actually is, as there is little tissue loss and meticulous repair usually gives good results.