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Lip Augmentation/Lip Reduction is a procedure that helps achieve facial balance and harmony, and can be the solution for cosmetic or medical needs. This procedure may be permanent and can be performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or facelift. 

Lip procedures can provide the following benefits:

  • Enhance or reduce size to satisfy aesthetic desires
  • Revise previously botched lip augmentations that have too much silicone
  • Reconstruction for people born with congenital defects like cleft palates
  • Reconstruction for accident or burn injury cases, where lips healed with excess scar tissue

No one could tell I had it done. His main concern is to make his patients very happy, and I’m soooooo happy with my nose and lips!

— Koreen

The Procedure

Lip procedures can take about 1-2 hours and are generally performed under local anesthesia. For a lip reduction, an incision is typically made inside the lip and a small section is removed. The incision is then closed with sutures.

Ideal Candidate

You should be an adult in good general health, preferably a non-smoker. Patients undergoing this procedure should have realistic expectations for the results after surgery and be ready to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow the medical team’s instructions for recovery and beyond.


  • Temporary discomfort
  • Swelling and bruising subsides within 1-2 weeks
  • Maintain a soft diet for 2-3 days after the procedure
  • Resume work in 2-3 days
  • Resume normal and strenuous activity within 1 week