Voluminous and full lips are usually a sign of beauty and attraction but when the lips are disproportionately large they may seem disharmonious with other facial features. Moreover, very large lips may cause problems while eating, drinking and speaking. People who have this condition may consider lip reduction surgery.
The good news is that lip reduction in Dubai is an available option that many can benefit from. Whether you have genetically large lips or have acquired them through an accident or illness, the size of your lips can be reduced to appear more proportionate with your face. Lip reduction can permanently reduce lip size, it can be performed on its own or in combination with other procedures such as a nose job, chin augmentation or jaw reshaping in order to give maximum balance and harmony to the face.
It is very important to choose the right surgeon for this procedure as lip reduction surgery is a serious procedure and the doctor should have a good understanding of science and art to produce the best results. It is important to choose experienced and qualified surgeons for this procedure such as the ones at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery.
People who have undergone a lip reduction report that they feel much more confident with their looks and feel a general boost in their self-esteem because of having proportionate and shapely lips. Problems previously caused during eating, drinking or speaking have also subsided for them.
Some frequently asked questions regarding lip reduction are the following:
How do I know if I am the right candidate for Lip Reduction?
You can determine for sure if you are the right candidate for lip reduction surgery by scheduling a consultation by our certified plastic surgeons. It is advisable to choose a surgeon who has performed this surgery before and our surgeons have experience with this surgery along with other lip surgeries including lip augmentation. Other than that, you are a candidate for this procedure if you have disproportionately large lips, have realistic expectations with the outcome of the procedure. Moreover, it is advisable to let your doctor know if you are a smoker as smoking affects your blood circulation. If this is the case your surgeon will require you to quit before and after the procedure to minimize risks and ensure timely healing.
How does the lip reduction procedure work?
Lip reduction is usually performed using local anesthesia. It may be an outpatient procedure meaning that it can be performed in the surgeon’s office or a surgical center. It takes about an hour to complete but may take longer if it is performed in combination with other procedures. When performing the surgery the surgeon first makes an incision along the length of your lip, usually from the inside of the mouth. Then he or she removes a strip of tissue before stitching the incision closed. This surgery can be performed on both the upper and lower lips at the same time.
What is the recovery period for lip reduction like?
Right after your lip reduction surgery is done, your lips may feel sore and contracted. Over the new couple of days you may feel moderate pain. You may be prescribed painkillers to help you with the discomfort. Some swelling and bruising are normal after lip reduction surgery. You will be provided with guidelines about when you can resume to normal activities after lip reduction surgery. Your surgeon will provide you with guidelines about when you can go back to daily activities post-surgery. Generally, you will have to refrain from vigorous exercise until your surgeon tells you it is ok. Mostly, patients are recommended to sleep with two pillows to keep the head lifted high.
What aftercare do I need to take post-surgery?
As surgeons place the incisions inside the mouth, eating may be challenging initially. You should avoid foods with high acidic content such as lemon, oranges and tomatoes and they may irritate your wounds. Soft, pureed foods may be best immediately after your lip reduction surgery. You may be prescribed an antiseptic mouthwash to rinse your mouth with to help prevent infection. If you face redness or excessive pain it may be a sign of an infection and your doctor should be contacted. Your stitches will be removed between 10 to 14 days following surgery by which time your swelling would have gone.
An appointment with our doctors will tell you whether lip reduction surgery is the best option for you. Depending on the doctor’s diagnosis you can go in with this surgery to gain a more pleasing appearance. In addition to reducing the size of lips, lip reduction also aims to reshape asymmetrical or unshapely lips. Our cosmetic surgeons at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery have the skill, experience and expertise to produce the best results for you.