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The operation involves the removal of excess lip tissue. The technique used depends on the anatomy of the lip and desired degree of correction. London Independent Plastic Surgery in Harley Street.
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Lip reduction

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Not all of us may want larger, fuller lips. Many people believe that their lips are too big, and want them reduced. Many younger patients are often plagued by insecurities brought on by having larger than average lips and are sometimes teased by their classmates.

However, one should wait until the mid to late teens before considering surgery due to maturing of the facial features.

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What does it involve?

The operation involves the removal of excess lip tissue. The technique used depends on the anatomy of the lip and desired degree of correction. The incisions are usually inside the lips, but sometimes need to be placed at the border of the lip for the best result.

The procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, usually as a daycase.

What are the risks?

Complications are RARE, but you should be aware of them so that you can make an informed decision. Every operation carries with it the risk of bleeding, infection and delayed healing, all of which may require urgent or early reoperation.

In addition, there are risks specific to this operation. Numbness is possible, it usually subsides within the first few weeks but very rarely it may become a permanent issue.

Excess scar tissue and lumps are possible as well, but are usually rare. There is a possibility of asymmetry. Any asymmetry can be corrected easily so this should not worry you extensively but should be considered.

What should I expect?

Following surgery, you may find your lips swollen, bruised and uncomfortable. The pain is usually mild and oral painkillers, prescribed following your surgery, will control any discomfort you have. The recovery period may last between 1 to 2 weeks.

However, if there are any problems or concerns, you will be seen more frequently than this, or as often as you wish. In the longer term, you are welcome to see Mr Ng for a check up at any time.