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If you have large lips, it can make you feel self-conscious and affect how you talk and eat. A lip reduction surgery helps restore facial balance by reducing and reshaping the lips for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Both men and women benefit from this popular cosmetic procedure. By making these adjustments, you can feel more confident about your smile.

How Lip Reduction Works

During lip reduction surgery, excess skin and fat are removed on one or both lips to create a new lip line. The procedure can take up to two hours using local anesthesia. Since incisions are placed inside the mouth, there is no visible scarring. Other lip procedures may be performed at the same time to help enhance overall appearance.

Mild pain and swelling are expected after surgery. This can be treated with ice packs and over-the-counter medications. You may resume normal activities about a week after surgery. The results from the surgery are permanent and reach optimal levels about three months after the procedure.

Ideal Lip Reduction Candidates

Individuals seeking lip reduction are typically men and women with prominent lips that want to improve their appearance. You may not be a good candidate if you are experiencing drooling due to poor facial muscle tone. Ideal candidates are non-smokers in good health. If you do smoke, it is recommended that you quit several weeks prior to your procedure. Smoking can interfere with the healing process and create less than desirable results for your lips.

Request a Lip Reduction Consultation

Prominent lips can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. To discover if you are an ideal candidate for lip reduction, make an appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. During your appointment, you will be able to discuss your options and get a treatment plan that is customized for your needs. Schedule a lip reduction consultation today.

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