Lip reduction is a cosmetic procedure that decreases the size of the lips by reducing their volume. The procedure, called cheiloplasty, is ideal for those with an uneven pair of lips or specific lip abnormalities that may be overpowering other facial features.
Though it is a safe and simple procedure, a lip reduction requires a lot of care, precision, and an artistic eye to ensure proportional results that are completely symmetrical with the rest of the face. Patients who have their lips reduced can expect more balanced facial features and heightened self-confidence, and even an improved smile.
Reasons To Undergo This Procedure
Most people undergo lip augmentation to achieve a larger, more luscious pout. However, there are also those who already possess excessively plump lips, or perhaps lips that have an asymmetrical shape, and would like to reduce them in order to achieve better overall facial symmetry. Lip reduction is performed to solve the following issues:
- Uneven lips
- Heavy upper or bottom lips
- Congenital or accidental lip deformities
- Difficulty in eating and speaking due to excessively large lips
- Unsatisfactory results of previous lip augmentation
What Are The Benefits?
The size and shape of the lips can have a paramount effect on a person’s overall facial appearance. However, achieving your desired result requires a surgeon with the skills, experience, and the artistry to deliver noticeable yet natural-looking results.
Dr. Jacob Sedgh is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, including lip reduction. The benefits of this procedure include:
- Desired lip size and shape
- Enhanced smile
- More proportionate lips
- Better lip lines for a more youthful look
- Less feminine look for men
- Improved facial symmetry
Deciding to undergo any surgical procedure requires you to place your full trust in your doctor. Known for caring about his patients and delivering the best results possible, Dr. Sedgh makes you feel at ease as he takes the time to get to know you, your motivation for undergoing surgery, and your surgery goals. Here’s what to expect from your initial meeting:
- Interview about medical history and lifestyle
- A thorough physical examination and evaluation
- Explanation of the procedure
- Discussion of proposed surgical plan
- Answers to all questions you may have regarding the procedure
If you wish to consult with Dr. Sedgh but live outside of LA or the US, you can schedule a video conference with him via Skype. Should you need to travel to have the procedure, the doctor’s team can assist you with travel logistics, including aftercare and concierge services, to ensure your safety, comfort, and peace of mind.
Lip reduction is minor outpatient procedure. Once completed, you will be advised to avoid unnecessary lip movements over the next 48 hours. You may also need to take pain medication, apply a cold compress, and sleep in an elevated position for the first week to reduce discomfort and swelling.
Patients commonly experience side effects such as swelling and bruising, but you should be able to return to your normal routine within a week. As long as you continuously follow the prescribed aftercare instructions and guidelines on eating and maintaining good oral hygiene, the healing period should be quicker and more comfortable.
Dr. Sedgh will be scheduling follow-up appointments throughout the next few months up to a year (in person or through video conference) as part of his standard procedure in personally monitoring and assessing your post-surgery progress to ensure optimum recovery.
Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish
When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.