Cosmetic effects of lip cancer include red or white patches on the lip, lesions, blisters, sores, lumps or mouth ulcers that do not go away, or a bleeding lip or swollen jaw, according to Healthline. If a large tumor is removed, reconstructive surgery may be needed to rebuild facial bone.
Patients who undergo chemotherapy or radiation to treat their lip cancer may suffer hair loss, weight loss and dry skin. Patients who have large tumors surgically removed from their lips may have trouble swallowing, chewing and speaking after the surgery. Speech pathologists can assist patients to recover their speaking abilities, according to Healthline.