Lip reduction surgery, also known as lip correction surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing skin tissues from your lower lip, upper lip, or both to reduce their size and improve their appearance.
Lip reduction surgery can be performed for various reasons, such as correcting an asymmetry in lip proportions to get a more balanced look or minimizing the size of lips that are too big by removing excess volume. It is also an option to remove undesirable permanent filler that has been injected into the lips.
Our plastic surgeons in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Al Ain can help you achieve the desired shape for your lips using the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures.
Am I a suitable candidate for lip reduction?
Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their naturally large lips or the result of a permanent filler procedure are good candidates for lip reduction. This procedure may not be suitable for you if you have active cold sores on your lips or other oral infections.
What are the benefits of lip reduction surgery?
Lip reduction surgery is a safe, simple, and quick procedure that offers many advantages, including:
- Requires minimal downtime.
- Corrects asymmetrical lips.
- Boosts confidence and self-esteem.
- Provides long-lasting and natural-looking results.
What happens before lip reduction surgery?
During your consultation, our plastic surgeon will review your medical history, examine your lips and discuss your cosmetic goals and expectations to tailor the procedure in a way that helps you achieve the desired result.
The doctor will also provide you with pre-surgery instructions to follow, including the medications you should avoid, such as anti-inflammatory medications.
What happens during lip reduction surgery?
The surgeon will numb your lips so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure, then they will remove the excess tissue through a horizontal incision on your inner lip to reduce scarring.
Once all the excess tissue is removed, the surgeon will close the incision with dissolvable stitches that will fall off within a few days or weeks.
What to expect after lip reduction surgery?
After surgery, you will be able to return home, and the doctor will provide you with instructions on how to take care of your incisions.
Swelling and redness can last for a few days, but applying ice packs and taking the prescribed anti-inflammatory medication will help reduce swelling and discomfort.
It can take a week or two for your lips to heal, which is a relatively short period compared to other cosmetic surgical procedures.
The results of a lip reduction surgery will become visible after three months. You will notice smaller and more symmetrical lips with no visible scars.
What should I avoid after lip reduction surgery?
Contact sports, hard lifting, and other strenuous physical activities should be avoided for at least two weeks after lip reduction surgery.
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If you want to improve the appearance of your large or asymmetrical lips, make an appointment with one of our highly qualified plastic surgeons in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or Al Ain to learn more about the procedure and its preparations, result, and cost.
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