Facial features coalesce to showcase beauty. When one region is disproportionate, appearance becomes asymmetrical. The lips are a crucial feature that balance rest of the face; when exceedingly big, they can detract from an otherwise exquisite look. Lip Reduction is an innovative outpatient procedure, designed to align the lips with the other facial features, enhancing the face. The genesis of large lips may be due to genetic/race, congenital defects, an injury to the lips, in addition to a previous and poorly executed Lip Augmentation. Your Lip Reduction Surgery will be customized to fit your needs and desires as the patient, with careful consideration to the form and dimension of other facial features.
Am I a suitable candidate for Lip Reduction Surgery?
An ideal candidate for Lip Reduction will be either a man or woman, in generally good health, and with realistic surgical expectations. Patients grappling with overly large lips that are disproportionate to other facial features, for any reason, can make excellent candidates for the procedure. A consultation appointment with Dr. Slupchynskyj will be arranged prior to scheduling the surgery, so that he can determine if Lip Reduction Surgery is the appropriate procedure for your individual needs.
Lip Reduction Surgery
Dr. Slupchynskyj will perform the Lip Reduction Surgery in his office surgical suite. The procedure will take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete, using light Anesthesia; although this is subject to change if an additional procedure will be included.
First, Dr. Slupchynskyj will administer a Local Anesthetic to the lips. A small incision will be made across the inner lip. Then excess tissue and fat will be removed. Finally, the lip will be sutured to facilitate proper healing.
Lip Reduction Surgery may be performed as a stand-alone procedure, or it may be combined with another cosmetic for optimal results. Patients can find satisfying results by including a Rhinoplasty, Cheek Augmentation, or a Facelift.
Possible risks associated with Lip Reduction Surgery
While the Lip Reduction Surgery is deemed safe and effective, it is an invasive procedure, with an extremely minute possibility of complications. Using a Board Certified Surgeon like Dr. Slupchynskyj radically decreases the possibility for any problems, after Lip Reduction Surgery. While rare, complications may include: infection, poor healing, scarring, or asymmetry.
Recovery after Lip Reduction Surgery
Patients should expect the recovery from Lip Reduction Surgery to take approximately 2 weeks. At first, there may be mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising; these symptoms decrease over the first several weeks after surgery. Temporary numbness or tingling of the lips is common. Patients should keep their head elevated for the first few days, and avoid any vigorous activities. A soft diet is usually required for several days, while the lips begin to heal. Typically, patients feel well enough to return to work or school within 2 to 3 days.
Lip Reduction Surgery FAQs
Based on the extent of correction, the cost of Lip Reduction Surgery varies. The actual cost will be determined as part of your consultation.
After your consultation with Dr. Slupchynskyj, review his post-operative instructions. Feel free to call the office if you have any questions or concerns. Fill prescriptions for pain medication early and arrange for rides/assistance, if necessary.
The recovery after Lip Reduction Surgery typically takes approximately a week. During this time, most of the swelling and bruising will decrease. Patients should feel well enough to return to work in 5 to 7 days.
Lip Reduction will usually take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete.