Lip Reduction Surgery Procedures
Facial lip reduction is a cosmetic surgical procedure to reduce the size and reshape the lips. Oversized lips can interfere with speech patterns, create an unbalanced appearance to the entire face or can even be disproportionate to each other.
Some of the reasons individuals seek lip reduction surgery are:
- Individuals who have had trauma to their lips that was surgically repaired as the result of an accident as well as burn victims can develop scarring or uneven healing of the lips.
- Individuals who have had lip augmentation surgery that did not create an attractive result and their lips appear disproportionate to the rest of their facial features.
- Oversized lips can affect eating, speaking and appearance.
- Individuals born with lip deformities.
When lip reduction surgery is performed it is important to include in the determining factors ethnicity and gender as much as the patient’s desired outcome.
In lip reduction surgery NYC an incision is made where the outer lip meets the inner part of the mouth. Small sections of tissue or inappropriate previously placed implants are removed from inside the lip/s to create the desired effect and incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.
Immediately following lip reduction surgery, swelling will be apparent but this will resolve over a few days. Ice to the area will help relieve the swelling and a soft diet should be initially maintained. The final results of lip reduction surgery will not be evident for approximately one month.
Lip reduction surgery is typically performed in the office on an out-patient basis.
Dr. Yael Halaas is a Facial Plastic Surgeon with an office conveniently located in New York City. She is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.
If you have concerns, problems or questions about the appearance of your lips, contact Dr. Halaas’ office for an appointment.
Dr. Halaas will discuss with you what you expect regarding the final outcome of lip reduction surgery after conducting a thorough examination and provide exemplary, undetectable, ethnically appropriate, natural-appearing results.