Lip reduction is a simple procedure and takes about 30 mins per lip. During the procedure, a little strip of skin is horizontally removed from across the inside of the lip — just beyond the “wet line” of the lip. The outside of the lip is then turned inwards towards the inside of the mouth and the incision is sutured closed completely. The procedure can be performed on both upper and lower lips in the same session, or, within a cluster of plastic surgeries in the perioral area (around the mouth), and lower half of the face. The procedure might complement an upper lip lift, overall perioral rejuvenation, chin reduction surgery, or even a rhinoplasty. The scars are mostly inside the mouth and are reallynot visible from the outside.
Anesthesia and method:
It is done using local anesthesia, and when combined with the laser it is really a bloodless procedure. Often, a carbon – dioxide laser is used for lip reduction as it reduces the associated downtime.