Lip Reduction / Augmentation
Lip reduction surgery is a cosmetic procedure to decrease the volume in your lips. It is useful if you want smaller lips. The procedure involves removing mucosa and tissues from the lower or upper lips, or sometimes both. This is done in an effort to reshape the entire lip area.
Lip augmentation surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. It is done surgically with fat grafts or non-surgically by injecting dermal fillers into the lips to make them fuller.
Do you need a lip reduction/augmentation surgery?
Once all the targeted tissues are removed, the incision is closed up with stitches, which usually fall off on their own within a few days or weeks.Lip augmentation is usually done by injecting dermal fillers called “hyaluronic acid fillers” into thin lips to make them fuller.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps increase volume in your lips. Fat injections and implants are another option. Depending on individual patient’s need, your surgeon will recommend.
If you are considering getting a lip surgery done, we would recommend that you visit us for a personal consultation with your surgeon. This would give you an opportunity to discuss your aims and outcomes that you hope to achieve. The surgeon will explain the best options available, his/her recommendations and help you understand better the long-term benefits of this procedure.
Every patient’s need and expectation is different. Your surgeon will tell which surgical technique would be most appropriate for your needs and explain the treatment plan in detail. During this initial consultation you are expected to:
- Provide a detailed medical history including any previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions and a list of all medications or herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
- Have a complete examination of your face, including the skin and underlying bone.
- Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure(s).
- Get an X-ray done possibly to determine the right procedure.
Following your initial consultation and decisions about the procedure(s) to be carried out, our surgical team will update you on pre-operative information, which tells you everything you should do and know before the procedure. Ideally, you may want to make arrangements for someone to help you for a day or two while you heal.
We will ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Usually we use general anesthesia enabling you to sleep throughout the procedure. Of course, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation is also an option in some cases.
Following your surgeon’s instructions to the letter during the recovery process is very important. This will not only promote the healing process but will also help you adapt to your new physical appearance. Do attend all follow-up appointments so that your surgeon can assess your long-term results and answer any concerns or queries.
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