Lip Reduction

Although full, plump lips are considered attractive to many, disproportionately large or out-turned lips can look awkward and disrupt the harmony of your facial features. Lip reduction surgery, as the name suggests, aims to reduce the size of the lips for those who prefer smaller/thinner lips.

Surgery Procedure

Lip reduction surgery is very simple and straightforward. The surgeon will make a horizontal incision along the edge of your lips inside the mouth. From this incision, fat and lip tissue are removed as required. A small strip of skin may also be excised if necessary. The incision is then closed with absorbable sutures to complete the surgery.

The entire procedure will take about an hour to complete and is usually performed under local anaesthesia.

Risks and Complications

Lip reduction is a very safe minor procedure with minimal risks. Some of the possible risks and complications may include:

  • Infection and inflammation
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Disturbed or damaged nerves, leading to temporary or permanent loss of sensation.

With good surgical techniques and proper post-care, these complications can be largely or completely avoided. Do consult a skilled, experienced and reputable surgeon for your lip reduction surgery.

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FAQ

Is the procedure painful?
The procedure will be performed under local anaesthesia so there will be minimal pain and discomfort.
How long is the procedure?
Lip reduction typically takes about an hour to complete, depending on the individual conditions and the expected final results.
Is there any downtime?
Lip reduction surgery is a simple procedure with minimal downtime. The lips are expected to bruise and swell for a few days after the surgery and you may experience some difficulty talking and eating. Otherwise, you should have no issues carrying out your other daily activities.
Will there be scarring?
The incisions of lip reduction surgery are typically inside the mouth so there will be no visible scarring.
Are the results permanent?

Most dimpleplasty procedures produces permanent results. However as everyone heals differently post-surgery, some neo-dimples can fade over time if the scar tissue to tether the cheek skin does not form ideally. Please refer back to your surgeon in this case for further advice.

What should I take note of before the procedure?
Please inform the doctor/surgeon of your medical history, including any medication or health supplements you are currently on. Certain drugs like blood thinners should be temporarily stopped to minimise bleeding and other complications during the surgery. You should schedule all dental appointments well away from the surgery if possible to facilitate recovery.
What should I take note of after the procedure?

You should avoid the following for a few days as they may interfere with the healing process.

  • Consumption of spicy or irritating foods
  • Pressing or applying excessive force on the lips

You may be given an antiseptic gargle to prevent infection of the surgery wounds. Be sure to gargle with regularly as per instructions given.