While full lips have always been considered beautiful, some people might have overly large lips. If this causes self consciousness or effects one’s esteem, lip reduction surgery could be considered.
Lip reduction surgery is a minor cosmetic surgery procedure that thins the lip and pulls it inward to make it appear less full.
A typical convalescence period for a lip reduction surgery is around 2weeks
Patients usually decide on a lip reduction surgery when they have overly large lips.
They should be in good physical health and should avoid smoking and drinking alcohol 3 weeks before and after the surgery.
After an anesthetic is administered an incision is made along the length of your lip on inside of your mouth. Then strip of lip tissue or mucus membrane is removed from the lip and the incision is sutured.
Patient may go home the same day of the surgery.
You can get back to work within 7 to 10 days after your surgery.
You will notice a marked difference within 2 weeks after surgery however final result is visible within 3 months.
Since the incision is inside the mouth, if there is a scar it will not be visible.
As with any cosmetic surgery bleeding, infection and swelling are the likely risks.
You surgeon will be able to give you an estimate after examining your general health, your specific requirement and also the desired result.
Yes, lip reduction results are permanent.
Sleep with your head elevated for at least 2 weeks after the surgery and do not sleep with your face down. Avoid spicy foods and strenuous activity for 2 weeks.
This procedure can be performed on patients from mid to late teens onwards.