What is Lip Reduction Surgery?
This procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. This procedure can be performed in the surgeons rooms.
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate would be in generally good health and have realistic expectations with the outcome. A perfect candidate for a lip reconstruction are:
- Not a smoker
- Patients wanting to change their lip shape
- Relatively good health
How Much Does Lip Reduction Surgery Cost?
Before any procedure can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patients needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
- Duration of procedure
- Duration of your hospitalisation recovery
- Additional procedures required
Consultation Fee: R1000
Lip Reduction Surgery Before & After
Lip Reduction Surgery Recovery
Lip reduction procedure is considered fairly safe, however, following the procedure the patient will feel very swollen and uncomfortable, the patient may even have trouble eating as the incision is made on the inside of the mouth. Stitches are removed 10 days after the procedure, full recovery time can be anything from 2 weeks to 4 weeks.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
There are very few complications and risks that can occur during this procedure as it is not a surgical procedure. Lip reduction results are permanent, however, lip augmentation can still be done after the procedure if patient is not pleased with the results.
Temporary Side Effects
After undergoing the surgery, the patient may feel all or none of these very normal and common side effects:
Other Possible Side Effects
Like all medical procedures, the risk of complications increases when proper aftercare treatment is not followed. These complications include:
- Numbness (usually temporary)
- Lumps and excess scar tissue in lips
- Dissatisfaction with the cosmetic results
- Pus or leaking at the site of stitches
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.