Lip Reduction Surgery
Like most facial features, the lips can be too big or too small, throwing off the balance of the face. While many people seek lip augmentation, there are many other individuals that want to reduce the size of their lips. If you are self-conscious of the larger size of your lips, plastic surgery can reshape your mouth to achieve facial balance. Dr. Aviva Preminger in NYC offers lip reduction surgery to create the lip size you desire with natural-appearing results.
The fatty tissue under the vermillion, or pink skin of the lips, gives them their volume. For some people, the lip tissue may protrude and be a distraction from other facial features. Like a nose that is too large, bigger lips can overshadow the rest of the features. Removing some of the fatty tissue from inside the lips and reshaping the vermillion can create lips that are in harmony with the rest of the face.
Reshaping Large Lips
Lip reduction surgery is not as common as lip augmentation, but it provides the same benefits for the patient. Whether you want bigger or smaller lips, the desired result is the same. Lips that are beautifully shaped and blend well with the rest of your facial features. Dr. Preminger is a highly qualified plastic surgeon with incredible artistic skills. She can reshape larger lips and create the desired size to achieve facial harmony.
Lip reduction surgery can usually be performed under local anesthesia, and patients can go home the same day. The incisions can often be hidden inside the mouth to eliminate any visible scars. While some swelling is to be expected, recovery from lip reduction surgery is minimal compared to other types of plastic surgery. Most people can return to work within a week, enjoying the results of their reshaped lips.
Whether you were born with larger lips or you had a lip augmentation that went too far, lip reduction surgery can create the facial balance you desire. To learn more about reshaping and resizing large lips, contact the office of Aviva Preminger, M.D. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.