Lip Reduction (Cheiloplasty)
There is a state of art in the technique to reshape an oversized lip, as the size, shape and contour require both technical and artistic surgery to give an enhancing natural look result.
The aims of lip reduction surgery are to achieve a harmonious with the upper and lower lips and keep the balance with the nose and entire face, as well as to attain an aesthetic relationship of lips’ contour and volume. The lip reduction can be performed on one lip or both as desired.
The surgery removes excess lip tissue to reduce the size of your lips and redefine your lips appearance and volume. The results are permanent, and this surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as rhinoplasty and double eyelid surgery.
The lip reduction procedure is performed under local anaesthesia with regional anaesthesia, sometimes with oral sedation. The facial plastic surgeon creates an attractive curve incision on the inside of the lips, then removes the strip of lip tissue along the ‘dry-wet line’, then direct closure with suture material and a change in the posture of the lip. The incision is invisible after surgery. The lip reduction procedure can be performed on the upper and lower lips to improve the patient’s appearance and balance.
Lip Reduction Risks
The side effect of lip reduction includes pain, swelling, bruises at the treatment area. Temporary numbness or tingling of the lips is common, but this usually subsides within the first few weeks.
The rare complications are infection, poor healing, scarring, or asymmetry. The well experienced and qualified surgeon can greatly reduce the chance for any complication.