Overly large and plump lips may appear out of proportion with other facial features and can interfere with eating, drinking and speaking. Individuals that have large lips may feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you feel that your lips are too large,you can now reduce your lip size by getting lip reduction surgery.
Lip reduction surgery can permanently reduce lip size and make your lips proportionate with your eyes, nose and rest of your face. Lip reduction surgery is possible to be performed alone or it can be performed in combination with other facial cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, such as chin augmentation, jaw augmentation or rhinoplasty.
Lip Reduction Candidates
Candidates for lip reduction surgery include
- Patients that have naturally large lips.
- People who have had botched lip augmentations with undesirable results from too much silicone
- Patients should be in good health, and not smoke cigarettes for a month before and after surgery.
- Certain genetic/races who are born with thick – overly ethnic lips.
- People who are born with congenital defects such as cleft lips
- Accident or burn injury cases that healed with excess tissues such as lumps and bumps that need to be corrected.
Overly large lips can affect daily routine habits such as eating, talking, performing good dental hygiene and others. Often, children and adults with protruding lips are the object of teasing and ridicule which can contribute to poor self-confidence. Lip reduction is possible as both upper lip reduction or lower lip reduction.
Lip Reduction Surgery
Lip reduction procedure is performed under local anesthesia on outpatient basis on most of the patients. Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia might be used if you are undergoing multiple procedures, or if you feel more comfortable being unconscious during your procedure.
During surgery, Dr Prashant Yadav creates a horizontal incision on the inside of the lip. The surgeon then removes a strip of excess fat and tissue from the lip before closing the incision with stitches. This procedure can be successfully performed on the upper and lower lip, that way it can improve the patient’s appearance and balance out facial features.
Lip Reduction Risks
Even though lip reduction surgery is quite safe there are some side effects of surgery that might happen include pain, swelling, bruising, and redness in the treatment area. These side effects are generally very mild and generally dissipate within a few days of surgery. There might be some more serious risks for patients that have lip reduction surgery which include an infection or an allergic reaction to the anesthesia that is used during surgery.
Because the incisions are taken inside the mouth, eating may be challenging at first. Eating foods with high acid content can irritate your wounds so avoid foods such as oranges and tomatoes. It is best to have soft, pureed foods immediately following your lip reduction surgery. You may be prescribed an antiseptic mouthwash rinse throughout the day to help prevent infection. If symptoms like excessive pain, redness or pus around the incision sites happen, they may be signs of infection. If these occur, contact us immediately.
Your sutures will most likely be removed in a week to 10 days following surgery, by which time most of your swelling should have subsided.
Some additional risks or side effects that can occur are:
- Numbness (usually temporary)
- Lumps and excess scar tissue in lips
Lip Reduction Surgery Recovery Time
Right after the surgery, your lips may feel sore and tight. During the next few days, you may feel some mild to moderate pain. We will be providing you with painkillers that can take care of the pain. Using ice bags can help with limiting pain and swelling. In many cases, dissolvable sutures are used, so stitches do not need to be removed at a later date. You can return to work within a week of surgery. Best results are seen at about two to three months after surgery.
Lip reduction surgery price
Cost for your lip reduction surgery varies from patient to patient. It depends upon the amount of work that needs to be done. Please make an appointment at one of our clinics located at Pune, Bangalore, Delhi or Gurgaon. On your visit with the best lip reduction surgeon, Dr Yadav, he will discuss with you all aspects of your surgery and give you the exact cost of your treatment.