Lip Reconstruction Surgery
The function of your lips is significantly important for your overall quality of life. You need your lips for communicating with others and consuming food to provide your body with its necessary fuel for optimal performance. If your lips are damaged from trauma or disease, lip reconstruction surgery can help restore their function and aesthetics as well as your self-confidence.
Lip Trauma Repair
Depending on the extent of the damage, lip trauma repair can be done with reconstructive surgery in a couple of hours using local or general anesthesia. During the surgery, the surgeon may use a variety of plastic surgery techniques to make the repairs. Skin or fat grafting can close open wounds and help heal scarring. Incisions may be made to bring tissues closer together.
Slight swelling and bruising are to be expected after the procedure. Additional treatments could be required following the surgery, depending on the extent of the trauma. You may resume normal activities in approximately three weeks. It can take up to a year for scarring to fade. Scar care treatments are available three weeks after surgery to help minimize visibility.
Ideal Lip Reconstruction Candidates
Individuals considering lip reconstruction surgery typically have damage caused by an accidental injury or serious medical conditions. An ideal candidate is a non-smoker in good general health that desires to improve their appearance. A consultation with a board certified surgeon is required to determine if you are healthy enough for surgery.
Is Lip Reconstruction Right for You?
If you have experienced lip trauma, you may strongly want to consider lip reconstruction surgery. To discover if you are an ideal candidate, make an appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During your appointment, Dr. Nikfarjam can explain the procedure, possible risks and recommend the best treatment plan for you. Schedule a lip reconstruction surgery consultation today.