Lip Reduction

Lip reduction surgery is typically performed using local or regional anaesthesia. It takes about an hour to complete, but your time in surgery may be longer if other procedures are performed at the same time as your lip reduction.

What is done in this procedure?

The surgeon first makes an incision along the length of your lip, usually on the inside of the mouth. Next, he or she removes a strip of tissue before suturing the incision. This surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower lips at the same time.

What are the postoperative instructions given to the patient?

Swelling and bruising are expected after lip reduction surgery but subside about 5 to 7 days after surgery.