LIP AUGMENTATION SURGERY

Lip Surgery(Cheiloplasty) is lip augmentation surgery to make the lips fuller. It is also performed to decrease the size of the lips. People who want to go for this type of surgery often want to change their facial appearance. Some people who are fadap with their large lips seek lip reduction surgery. Due to aging, the lips become asymmetric, in such case lip surgery is a viable option. Lip reduction procedure can also be used as a corrective technique for cleft lip and palate.

Things to know about 
LIP AUGMENTATION SURGERY
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The lip surgery is different from a dermatological procedure and there are more risks such as infection and scarring.

Lip surgery is trusted when performed by an experienced, certified doctor.

Despite the side effects, lip reduction is considered a safe procedure.

In lip reduction, surgery skin tissues from the lower or upper lips are removed. This is done in an attempt to reshape the entire lip area. The doctor gives local or general anesthesia to the candidate for a painless procedure. Then the surgeon cuts a horizontal line in the pink inner portion of the lip.

Brazilian technique

Some lip reduction surgeries emphasize on slimming down only one of the lips. Such a procedure is known as Brazilian reduction. It focuses on the shape of the lower lip. The doctor removes a larger portion from the center of the lower lip, to get the desired shape and volume reduction.

Side effects associated with Lip reduction surgery

Lips are a very sensitive part of your body, so it is important to consult an experienced doctor to minimize your risk of side effects. Within the first few days after your surgery, you should expect redness, swelling, bruising and slight pain.

Lip surgery may cause:

  •       Bleeding
  •       Allergic reaction
  •       Infection
  •       Scarring
  •       Acute swelling

Despite the side effects, lip reduction is considered a safe procedure.

In lip reduction, surgery skin tissues from the lower or upper lips are removed. This is done in an attempt to reshape the entire lip area. The doctor gives local or general anesthesia to the candidate for a painless procedure. Then the surgeon cuts a horizontal line in the pink inner portion of the lip. Then the surgeon removes excess fat and tissues from the lip to decrease its overall size. Once all the desired tissues are removed, the surgeon will close up the cut with sutures.

While lip surgery is a trusted procedure. The alternative method is the use of dermal fillers in your cheeks to add the volume in your lips.

If you want to improve the appearance of your lips, you’ve got your reasons. The interesting thing to know that you have many ways to improve the appearance of your lips. You can visit Dr. Anurag Bhargava for a consultation.

Lip Reduction Surgery and recovery time

Swelling and redness will last a few days, after this time you should be able to walk more comfortably. For the lips to completely heal it will take a week or two for stitches to come out. The time frame of recovery is much shorter in comparison to other cosmetic surgery.

The doctor may recommend applying ice packs to your lips. You might have to take pain killers. Consult your surgeon if your post-surgery symptoms last longer than two weeks.

Candidates For Lip reduction Surgery

Lip reduction surgery candidates are those who want to change their facial appearance. Most people taking this surgery have naturally large lips, or they have larger than desired lips from prior surgery. Asymmetry may result due to aging. In such a condition, lip reduction surgery may be a viable option. In addition to other aesthetic treatments like dermal fillers, it is common to get a lip reduction procedure. For corrective procedures like cleft lip and palate lip reduction technique is used. If you face frequent mouth sores due to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, then you cannot opt for lip surgery. To limit your risks of side effects you need to disclose your full medical history with your surgeon in advance. If you have a habit of smoking then surgery may be a risk. If you have cold sore or another type of mouth sores, you can’t get lip surgery. You can postpone your surgery for treatments of your ailments. Inform the doctor if you have a history of cold sores or herpes blisters of the mouth. The doctor will prescribe medications for the same.

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Choosing The Right Doctor

Lip reduction surgeries are performed by plastic surgeons. It is important to choose the right surgeon before committing a lip reduction procedure. Plastic surgeons charge a consultation fee. Once you have decided the doctor, set up a consultation with an experienced doctor.

Lip reduction without surgery –

While lip surgery is the only way to decrease the volume of your lips. There are alternative methods to the size of your lips. They are as under:

  •       Using dermal fillers in your cheeks to add volume to the upper part of your face
  •       Apply foundation on lips before putting on any lipstick
  •       Opt for darker color lipstick
  •       Trying facial expressions
  •       Drink adequate water to reduce inflammation on lips

Lip reduction surgery may be a better option if you are looking for permanently to reduce the volume of your lips. It is important to discuss the anticipated risks and required costs with the doctor beforehand.

If you want to improve the appearance of your lips, you’ve got your reasons. The good news is that you have many options to improve the appearance of your lips. You can Visit Global Dental Centre for a consultation.
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