Lip Reduction

Lip Reduction

Lip Reduction Surgery also known as Reduction Cheiloplasty, Lip Reduction Surgery is one type of cosmetic plastic surgery that’s performed to balance the upper and lower lips. The ultimate goal is to enhance the facial appearance by specifically modifying the lips size while they continue to maintain normal function.


WHY THIS PROCEDURE?

Most people opt for this surgery to primarily enhance facial harmony by balancing the lower and upper lips. The aim of this surgery is to decrease the size pf the upper or lower lip or both.


WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?

Most lip reduction surgeries are conducted under local anesthesia and takes about 1 to 1 & half hours to complete. The procedure typically involves –

  • Making horizontal incisions inside the lips that are being treated.
  • Removing unwanted fat tissue and mucosa filler from the lips.
  • Closing the incisions using dis-solvable stitches.
  • If multiple procedures are performed along with a lip reduction, general anesthesia may be necessary.


WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

Your surgeon will explain all the risks that are associated with the surgery during the consultation. The procedure is considered safe, but most people will experience swelling after the treatment.

Some of the additional side effects include –

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Asymmetry infection


WHAT RESULTS TO EXPECT?

You can expect minimal downtime after the surgery. There will be swelling and mild pain for a few days after surgery. Your doctor might prescribe an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic medication to ease the symptoms. In most cases, lips will take 1-2 weeks to heal.

As lip reduction surgery is known to restore facial balance, you will be able to see a significant change in how you look after the swelling is completely resolved at 2-3 months.

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