Everybody wants to have an attractive face, and the first features in the face that make you stand out with your beauty are eyes and lips. The lips might need correction from a cosmetic surgeon if they are too thick or full. Full lips are a gift of Nature, but the mark can easily be crossed, making the mouth look disproportionately large. The colour and pigmentation of lips are also important.
An aesthetic surgeon can assess the quality of the muscle and the colour of the lips, and if necessary the size of the pout can be reduced so that it is in proportion with the rest of the features.
Lip reduction surgery is a simple one from the perspective of the plastic surgeon, as it takes less than an hour to carry out. But because the lip tissue is so sensitive and delicate, recovery can take more than two weeks.
How does lip reduction work?
Once the desired size of lips is determined by the surgeon, the patient is called in on the day of the surgery and the anaesthesia is administered. The surgeon recommends local or general anaesthesia depending on the patient’s profile and requirements. The recovery path for each of these methods of sedation varies and this is why the patient is kept under observation after the surgery.
The surgery itself begins when the surgeon makes an incision along the lip line inside the mouth and a predetermined strip of tissue is removed from one or both of the lips. If you are dissatisfied with the original shape of your lips such as the curves or the dent, these small corrections to the shape can also be made. Absorbable sutures are used to close off the incision and these stitches heal by themselves over the following weeks.