How Special Surgery Fixed Little Boy's Swollen Lip

Playing Boy Gets Special Surgery After Lip Wouldn't Stop Swelling

When little Murphy was born, his lower lip appeared unusually swollen and his chin was slightly discolored, but his parents didn't think anything of it at first. 

"My initial thought was, 'Nothing's wrong,'" mom Kim Morgan, from Little Rock, Arkansas, told Inside Edition.

But as time went on, Murphy's lip became bigger and bigger. 

"They didn't know exactly what it was," added dad Tripp Morgan. 

Eventually Murphy was diagnosed with a venous malformation, a non-cancerous cluster of improperly formed blood vessels that caused his lip to balloon dangerously large. 

Whenever they took Murphy out in public, people would stop and stare. "They think something's happened or that he's fallen," said Kim. 

Doctors tried to treat him with injections typically given to address varicose veins, and while the swelling was reduced, Murphy's lip remained nowhere near the size it should have been.

His only option was surgery.

"Everything we've gone through," Kim said, tearing up, "Murphy is still perfect, no matter what."

The family traveled to New York City, where they met with renowned surgeon Dr. Milton Waner, who reassured the family.

"We'll figure it out, we'll fix it," he told them. 

The parents were a little worried but had faith in their son. "He's tough," said Tripp.

After hours of surgery, the malformation was removed from Murphy's lip.

"Everything went perfect," said Waner. 

Murphy's parents were thrilled to see their precious little boy.

"It looks good," said Kim.

"Results are wonderful," added Tripp. "Absolutely amazed."

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