Lip Reduction

Lip Reduction

Lip Reduction Surgeon

Facial features combine to the give the appearance an aesthetic appeal.  When one area is out of proportion, a look will be unbalanced.  The lips are a vital feature that sets off the rest of the face; when overly big, they can take away from an otherwise elegant appearance.  A Lip Reduction is a state-of-the-art outpatient procedure, designed to bring the lips into proportion with the other facial features, accentuating the face instead of distracting attention.  The source of large lips can include genetic/race, congenital defects, an injury to the lips, as well as a previous and poorly executed lip augmentation. Your lip reduction surgery will be tailored to fit your needs and desires as the patient, taking into account the form and dimension of other facial features.

Candidates:

Candidates for lip reduction surgery include patients that have naturally large lips. It can also be performed on patients that are unhappy with the results of a permanent lip augmentation procedure done in the past. In addition, patients should be in good health, and not smoke cigarettes for a month before and after surgery.

Operating Time:

1 to 1 and half hour.

Procedure and Incisions:

For most patients, the lip reduction procedure is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Surgery may be performed under general anesthesia if you are undergoing multiple procedures, or if you feel more comfortable being unconscious during your procedure. During treatment, the plastic surgeon creates a horizontal incision on the inside of the lip. The surgeon then removes excess fat and tissue from the lip before closing the incision with stitches. The lip reduction procedure can be performed on the upper and lower lip to improve the patient’s appearance and balance out facial features.

risks

Any patient that undergoes surgery should be aware that there are some risks and side effects associated with treatment. The side effects of surgery include pain, swelling, bruising, and redness in the treatment area; these side effects generally dissipate within a few days of surgery. More serious risks for patients that have lip reduction surgery include an infection or an allergic reaction to the anesthesia that is used during surgery..

Anesthesia:

Local

In/Outpatient:

Usually daycare.

Duration of Results:

Permanent.