Lip reduction is for patients who feel their lips are too large. Lip reduction is designed to reduce the size of the lips and make them more in proportion with the rest of the face. The procedure is normally performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient surgery. The surgeon will make a horizontal incision located on the inside of the lip. Excess tissue and fat is then removed from the lip before the incision is closed using stitches. Lip reduction can be performed on both the lower and upper lip to make the facial features balanced and improve the overall look of the lip area.