As a longstanding cosmetic surgery office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, we have seen various new procedures grow in demand through the years. One of these procedures, lip reduction surgery, has seen an increase in popularity, as many individuals wish to achieve facial symmetry and beauty.
Lip enhancement procedures have been at the forefront of cosmetic surgery in Fort Lauderdale for quite some time. As a relatively recent procedure, we wanted to provide some general information regarding its counterpart, lip reduction procedures.
What Is Lip Reduction Surgery?
A lip reduction procedure can vary based on the features and wishes of the patient. It involves removing tissue from the lips to create proportional and symmetrical-shaped lips. For some patients, only upper lip reduction is required. For others, only bottom lip reduction. Others decide to reshape and resize both lips.
Lip reduction procedures are performed using either local or general anesthesia to remove any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Lip Reduction Surgery Cost
Costs will vary by specialists; however, the average cost for this procedure falls in the $2000 range.
Possible Lip Reduction Side Effects
Hiring a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon is important for any cosmetic procedure and especially important for lip procedures, as the lips contain various nerves and are one of the most sensitive areas of the body. A qualified surgeon will greatly reduce the already low chances of side effects of a lip reduction surgery.
Lip reduction side effects can include swelling, infection, scarring, or an allergic reaction caused by anesthesia. Scarring from any procedure can be mitigated through the use of creams and topical ointments. We have a variety of scar creams we recommend after procedures.
Side effects are relatively uncommon, and lip reduction is considered a safe procedure.
Lip Reduction Recovery
The first few days after the procedure can cause tenderness, and talking and movement should be limited. The procedure requires stitching for the small incision, which increases the time of recovery.
Talking and movement can resume after a few days after the procedure, though cases vary by patient. Stitches can be removed within a week or two. It is generally recommended that the patient works from home or takes off work during the first week of recovery.
Recovery can be aided with the use of ice to reduce swelling and over-the-counter pain relievers if recommended by your specialist.
Scheduling a Lip Reduction Surgery
The most important step in scheduling a lip reduction procedure is finding a qualified, experienced cosmetic surgeon that you feel comfortable with.
For those looking for plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, our office, led by Dr. Zoran Potparic, has more than 30 years of experience with cosmetic procedures, specializing in tummy tucks, face, breast, body, and skin procedures.
Contact our office for a consultation or for more information on lip reduction surgery and our other extensive available procedures.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.