Many people are undergoing lip augmentation surgery in recent times to change the proportions of upper or lower lips. Lip augmentation is very popular. However, there are pretty large number of people who think that their lips are too enormous and they are opting for lip reduction surgery.
Who are ideal candidates for lip reduction surgery?
Ideal candidates for lip reduction surgery are people with naturally large lips and all those people who are unhappy with a lip augmentation surgery gone awry.
A person who is planning to go through lip reduction surgery should be in good physical health and it is best to avoid smoking and drinking 15 days prior to the surgery.
About lip reduction surgery
It is done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. If a person is undertaking multiple procedures then general anesthesia is administered to the patient. It can be done on upper lip or lower lip or both. During the surgery, plastic surgeon makes a horizontal cut on the inside of the lip.
Immediately after the procedure lips might feel tight. There can be reasonable pain for a few days after the surgery. Painkillers are prescribed to keep the pain in check. Swelling and bruising is expected after the surgery.
As incisions are placed inside the mouth, it can be difficult to eat. Precautions to be taken include avoid any food with acid content. Patient should eat soft and pureed food and rinse with antiseptic mouthwash.
Extreme pain or redness can be a sign of infection. The sutures are removed within a week or 10 days following the surgical procedure.
What is the cost of lip reduction surgery?
The fees of lip reduction surgery includes
- Anesthesia fees
- Medication charges
- Operating facility fees
- Surgeon’s fees
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