Lip Reduction


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.

Ideal candidates for lip reduction surgery are patients with lips that are naturally large. It can also be performed on patients unhappy with the previous results of an earlier lip augmentation procedure. In addition, patients with lips that have been enlarged due to trauma or an accident, and those who feel their lips are not in proportion to the rest of the face, are also good candidates.

The cost of lip reduction surgery depends on whether one or both lips are treated, the amount of work performed during the treatment and any fees charged by the doctor or the facility. In general, the cost is in the range of $1500-$4000 and the final cost depends on whether one or both lips are treated.

Patients will experience some swelling and pain following lip reduction surgery but this can be controlled with pain medication and ice packs. Many doctors use dissolvable sutures that will not need to be removed by the surgeon. The results, which are permanent, can normally be seen about 2-3 months after the surgery. 

Lip Augmentation

Lip Augmentation

submitted on   Wed Feb, 04, 2015 by Misbah Khan, MD     
Lip augmentation alters the appearance of the lips through lip fillers, fat grafting or lip implants. Patients who are not genetically blessed with naturally full lips can still gain plump lips. There are several different ways to make the lip look natural and proportionate to the patient’s face.1