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Lip reduction is a cosmetic procedure that helps patients with overly large lips achieve a more appealing appearance by reducing the size and shape of the lips. Dr. Pearlman's lip reduction in NYC can also help with overfilled or unevenly filled lips by removing any excess lip filler.

What are the benefits of a lip reduction?

Lip reduction treatments can help patients of all ages and walks of life achieve more confidence by improving the size and shape of the lips for a more proportional and symmetrical appearance. The following are a few of the benefits of Dr. Pearlman's lip reduction in New York:

  • Removal of any excess lip filler or silicone that is causing an unsatisfactory look
  • Removal of excess skin and tissue if the lip structure is uneven
  • A more defined, shapelier pout
  • An overall more proportional appearance

What can I expect from lip reduction?

During your lip reduction in our New York City office, our board-certified plastic surgeon will mark the areas where incision will be placed to remove excess lip skin, tissue, and fat. This may be on the upper lip, lower lip, or both, based on your desired results. Your doctor will then administer a local anesthesia (general anesthesia is an option but typically not necessary) before creating the incisions in the areas marked. He will then remove excess fat, tissue, and skin, creating a balanced, natural desired shape and size before closing the incisions with stitches.

FAQs Lip Reduction

    Am I a good candidate for lip reduction?

    If you are feeling self-conscious due to large, oversized, or unevenly shaped lips or are hoping to have excess lip filler and silicone removed from your lips, you may be a good candidate for lip reduction. Lip reductions can help you achieve a more balanced and symmetrical appearance that can boost your confidence for a lifetime.

    What is recovery like from a lip reduction?

    Most patients are advised to take about one week off from work in order to recover from a lip reduction procedure. While swelling and soreness may last for a few days, over-the-counter pain medications and the application of ice packs are typically all that is needed. You will need to eat soft foods for the first few days and avoid citrus or other acidic foods or beverages that could irritate the tissue of your inner lips. It typically takes one to two weeks for the sutures to be removed, with full results achieved at about three to six months.

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