Lip Reduction, also known as reduction cheiloplasty, is the procedure to remove excess lip tissue to
reduce the appearance of overly large lips.
Lip reduction is performed by making an incision in the length of your lip inside your mouth and then
removing a strip of skin from one or both lips, depending upon the look you want to achieve. Your
Surgeon will aim to enhance the mouth and lips area to complement your facial features, giving you a
softened, natural mouth.
The procedure takes only about 30 minutes – 1 hour.
Care after surgery:
You may notice a change in your smile, odd sensations of “hollowness”, tingling, the sporadic sharp
pain, or “pulling”, burning, and cold sensation. Take it easy and sleep on two pillows to keep your
head elevated for around 7-14 days or how long your surgeon suggests. Remember that swelling and
bruising id perfectly normal after surgery but this will clear up after a few weeks. You should expect to
see the final results from lip reduction surgery in about 3 months. Because of the swelling your lips
may look larger after the procedure than before but they will settle in time
Your swelling will subside within a few weeks, but usually the final result will be visible after about 3
months of the surgical procedure. These usually subside within the first few weeks. You can return to
work at 5 to 7 days – but it depends upon type of your work. If you have a sedentary (desk job) with
little or no amount of talking it is ok to resume your work after about a week. Give yourself a week
after the completion of your lip reduction surgery returning to your normal routine.It’s also advisable
to refrain from participating in contact sports for at least six to eight weeks.
We guarantee quality service and satisfying results of the operation but in cases of surgical
corrections, patient can assure a free of charge revision.
Risks and complications:
All surgery has risks and complications. With lip reduction, these risks include allergic reaction to the
anesthesia and infection. There is also the risk of asymmetry and/or cosmetic dissatisfaction.
Numbness is also possible, but this usually subsides within the first few weeks. Excess scar tissue and
lumps in your newly-thinned lips may also occur. If your lips are too thin as a result of lip reduction
surgery, lip augmentation may help correct this.
Types of anesthesia use:
The procedure can be performed under local and or regional anesthesia although some surgeons may
choose to perform it under Light Sleep anesthesia.
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Lip reduction can be performed on an
outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite.
Preparation prior to surgery
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory
tests will be performed during consultation.
Blood and urine samples will be collected for routine preoperative laboratory tests.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with
circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout
your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and
supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase
Surgical fees are fully paid prior to your surgery. Costs may vary and depend upon the complexity of
the operation, where the surgery takes place and what anesthetic agent is administered. The payment
can be in the form of US dollars, Euro, Japanese Yen, Singapore Dollars, and Australian Dollars. We
also accept credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for your convenience but we usually charge additional 5%
Booking and reservation:
Booking will be confirmed as soon as you deposit 10% of the total cost for major surgery and 200 US
Dollars for minor surgery. Please send us the copy of your wire transfer receipt. Please inform us your
flight itinerary one week prior to the surgery.
Appointment with the surgeon:
Consultation will be scheduled upon request. We will arrange it once you have already booked
for the surgery.