Lip advancement
This surgery is suitable for those wishing to have more prominent lips or for correction of lip asymmetry.
Lip advancement, Roy Ng,
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Lip advancement


This surgery is suitable for those wishing to have more prominent lips or for correction of lip asymmetry.

What does it involve?

The mucosa of the inside of the lip is advanced forwards to make a fuller lip. The incisions are usually inside the lips and the scars are well concealed.

The procedure can be performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation, 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.
Our practice nurse will keep in close contact with you whilst you recover at home.
Generally, you will have a follow up appointment at the clinic at one week and one month postoperatively.

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.