Lip Reduction Bellevue
Lip reduction is a procedure that decreases the size of the upper lip, lower lip or both by removing part of the vermillion of the lips. The lips can be reduced significantly changing the overall look of the face.
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.
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.
Postoperative Recovery after Lip Reduction
This is a same day procedure. The patient should keep the lip movement to a minimum for 1 week. Do not eat hard food for the first week after the procedure. The sutures will be removed after 1 week.
Lip Reduction Cost
Cost of the procedure is based on 1. Anesthesia Fees 2. Facility Fees and 3. Surgeon Fees.
Range is variable based on one or both lips from $1200 to $2500 USD for all combined charges. Prices may vary based on length of time and complexity of the case. Pricing includes all follow up appointments and care. There are no hidden fees.
Lip Reduction Complications
With any surgical procedure complications can occur, but are generally low. We encourage that you ask about complications during your visit with Dr. Parikh. Dr. Parikh will ensure that your safety is first and discuss any concern in great detail that is tailored to your specific medical history.