The lips are a focal point of the face being a midline structure. Normally the vermillion which is the red part of the lip is larger on the bottom than the top. The bottom lip can be up to 50% larger than the upper lip. The upper lip has the cupid’s bow in the center region with a sharp vermillion border. Depending on the desired look the lip can be enhanced.
Dr. Parikh is wonderful, I couldn’t of asked for a better surgeon. He made me feel comfortable about my procedure and made sure I was happy with the results. He is extremely meticulous with his work. I would recommend him to anyone.B.W.
Lip Reduction Technique
The upper or lower lip is reduced by removal of the red part of the lip call the vermilion. The incisions are made towards the inside of the mouth so that are not seen from the outside face on position. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia.
Most patients are good candidates for lip reduction. This is an in office procedure that is relatively quick. Avoidance of blood thinners is recommended and a prior consultation to determine your goals and expectations. Lip reduction surgery is a same day procedure and can be done in patients with relatively good health.