One of the less common cosmetic procedures is lip reduction surgery. This involves reducing the size of your lips and can be done for several reasons. Some people feel that their lips are too large for their face, or they may have inherited them from a family member. Others may have had an injury that has resulted in their lips becoming larger than they were before.
When you consult a physician for lower or upper lip reduction surgery, they will examine your lips and face to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure. If they determine that you are, they will explain the surgery to you in detail and answer any questions that you may have.
The physician begins by marking the areas that will be treated. They will make small incisions on the inside of your mouth, near your gums. Through these incisions, they will remove small amounts of tissue from your lips. The incisions are then closed with stitches. The suture lines are usually not visible after healing has occurred. It falls off by itself within days. You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the area before the incisions are made.
The male lip reduction surgery is almost similar to that of females. There may be a difference in the incision placement.