This procedure is offered to patients with large lips or with lip asymmetry. This is a fairly common condition in Indians. Most people are worried about the unusual size and colour of large lips which may be aesthetically unpleasant. Although lip reduction surgery is a simple and safe procedure, it requires a delicate touch to ensure lip lines are preserved and overall facial symmetry is achieved
What to Expect
Cosmetic lip reduction surgery is performed in Dr. Sreekar Harinatha’s fully accredited surgical center. You may choose either local anesthesia or light sedation for your procedure. There is little discomfort after cosmetic lip surgery, and no nursing care is required. The day after surgery there will be some swelling in the lip area, but the use of ice greatly minimizes the swelling. Most patients return to work in several days with fuller and more attractive lips!
Many patients who desire improvement of the lips wish to have other procedures done at the same time to take advantage of one healing time and to improve other areas. Dr. Sreekar commonly performs cosmetic lip surgery with other procedures of the face, breasts, and body.
Summary of Lip Reduction
If you are looking to improve the appearance of one or more facial features, Bangalore plastic surgeon Dr Sreekar Harinatha will help you strategically combine procedures to achieve your vision of beauty. As you review your options remember that procedures such as lip augmentation offer an effective way to enhance your facial appearance and cultivate the look you desire.
Benefits of Lip Augmentation
If you are unhappy with thinning lips or changes in the shape of your lips caused by aging, lip augmentation can help you restore a lush, sensuous appearance. Building volume in the lips also has the additional effect of diminishing fine lines around the lips.
Even slight changes in the look of your lips can improve your overall facial appearance. Many of our lip augmentation patients report a sense of invigoration and newfound confidence.
Lip Augmentation Options
There are three options to achieve your lip augmentation goals:
In most cases, Dr. Sreekar Harinatha recommends using dermal fillers at first since the results are temporary. Once you decide you like the new look of your lips and don’t want to keep returning for follow up filler treatments, you may consider a more permanent solution such as fat transfer or lip implants.
For a more subtle and temporary lip augmentation solution, we generally recommend the dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body and helps lips and other facial features retain their structure and volume. At your initial consultation, Dr Sreekar will discuss the pros and cons of each option with you in great detail.
Lip Augmentation with Fat Transfer
The fat transfer method is popular for patients who want more volume in their lips, but don’t want to commit to permanent lip implants. Fat transfer involves using fat harvested from another area on your body to enhance the lips.
After your fat transfer procedure, your lips will look fuller and plumper, and wrinkling on and around the mouth is minimized. Some of the fat may eventually be absorbed into your body, requiring a touch-up procedure to maintain your results.
Lip Augmentation with Implants
This type of lip augmentation involves placing a permanent soft and flexible implant into your top and/or bottom lip. There are a wide variety of implant sizes and shapes to help you achieve your desired lip appearance.
Lip augmentation is sometimes performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as chin augmentation and Rhinoplasty for enhanced results.
Dr Sreekar Harinatha’s cited research paper publication on Lip Surgery
1.Single-stage functional reconstruction of the post-burn lower lip,
Prema Dhanraj, Paul M. Kingsly, Shashank Lamba, Rahul Shetty, Kiran S. Petkar and Sreekar Harinatha,
European Journal Of Plastic Surgery, 2011,34:33-39. (Link)