There are some people out there that feel that their lips are too large. Individuals that have large lips may feel self-conscious about their appearance.
Two most-favorite Ideal lip profiles those are wanted by many people looking for Lip Surgery :
A water chestnut-lookalike profile : plump lips with a fullness looking lips
A birdwing-lookalike profile : The V-Shape area of upper lip - known as a Cupid's Bow, and the full lower lip are thin and going smaller to each corner of lip. These lips make you seem always have a smile on your face.
Candidates for lip reduction surgery include patients that have naturally large lips. It can also be performed on patients that are unhappy with the results of a permanent lip augmentation procedure done in the past. In addition, patients should be in good health, and not smoke cigarettes for a month before and after surgery.
Who is not a candidate to this procedure
Patient whose gums appear when smiling (gummy smile)
Patient with too thin lips which have not sufficient lip volume to be removed in the procedure
Patient with uneven lips between each lip's corner
Patient with drooping mouth
Generally patient over 45 years-old is not recommended for this surgery, since as you age your lips become sagging - in some case, this won't do any good even with the surgery. However aging but very healthful person, who has been aesthetically taken great care of him/herself, such as being treated by LASER treatment and thread rejuvenation to have an incredibly tight face, is also allowed to do Lip Surgery.
Operation time would take about 45 minutes to an hour approximately.
The surgeon will apply local anesthetic around lip's area after sedative to relieve the pain and help the patient relaxing.
Then the cut will be started from the excess lips laterally through the lip's contour line making lips apparently thinner.
Hidden inside of the mouth, absorbable sutures shall be applied to trimmed trace of lips. Once the incision heals, such stitches will be totally absorbed themselves.
Post Operative Care
Sleeping in first couple of days, post-operative, should be use a high pillow to lessen the pain
Patient should apply a cold compress to soothe your pain around the lip area for the first three days. After that, a hot compress should be applied for the next three days.
Frequently mouth-washing with clean water shall accelerate the wound-healing process of lips and can be a wound-dressing at the same time. For couple of days, post-operative, patient must not brush your teeth - only mouth-washing with water is permitted. Every time after clean the incision, patient should apply antibiotic ointment to moisturize the wound all the time.
Do not try to touch / scratch incision by tongue or anything or try to remove stitch arbitrarily. Precaution is advised that patient try not to do big smile which can cause bleeding directly.
Refrain from any strong taste food, whether spicy or sour taste, including too warm or cold food
When drinking water, patient needs to only drink from a straw. And do not take any alcoholic drinks for two weeks after surgery.
Once the wound is dried, patient is recommended to do massage with a anti-scar gel by rubbing the fingers to alleviate the tightness of wound ( this is associated with the healing of scarring ). This massage should be kept on doing for the next three to six months. It is strongly advised that the patient should keep the movements of mouth frequently to stretch the contraction of the scars, so that the lips can finally be moving as normal.
Apply Lip Gloss to moisturize the lip frequently
For one month after surgery, try not to smile to prevent the occurrence of torn-wound
Try to avoid activity that cause any impact or concussion for few weeks
In the future your mouth shall be thinner : For those whom having definitely thin lips, he/she should be cautious about the smaller lips, since as he/she ages, the collagen is losing respectively.
As physiognomy's theory [aka Feng-Shui ] has suggested, for any pair of the prosperous people's lips, it should be bigger at the lower lip. More or less, the lower lip should double the size of upper lip.
Full, sensual lips have long been considered an aesthetic ideal. Lip augmentation with lip implants or dermal fillers plumps up lips and enhances the look of the entire face. Those who have thin lips can especially benefit from lip enhancement. Recovery time after a lip augmentation procedure is typically short, making lip enhancement one of the easiest ways to make the face more visually appealing.
Thin lips are a concern for many women. Lip augmentation can increase lip volume and reduce the appearance of lipstick lines by filling age-related creasing along the lip border. Women with naturally thin lips or an age-related decrease in lip volume typically derive exceptional results from the procedure. Anyone who undergoes lip augmentation should be in good health and have reasonable expectations about the outcome that can be achieved.
Stop taking certain medications, herbs, and vitamins a couple of weeks before surgery
Inform us about any allergies, any serious medical condition(s), and all medications you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription)
No Aspirin 2 days before surgery.
Stop vitamin E Oil 1 day before surgery.
Stop smoking 2 days and a month after surgery.
Tell doctor if you have any serious medical condition(s).
Avoid eating or drinking food after midnight on the day of surgery
Wear comfortable clothes to their surgical appointments
Avoid wearing make-up, jewelry, and contact lenses on the day of surgery
Lip implants provide permanent lip augmentation with more refined results than dermal lip fillers, making them a good option for individuals with thin lips. Three popular types of lip implants are GORE-TEX®, SoftForm, and AlloDerm®. Each one works a little differently to give patients fuller, shapelier lips. Read on to find out about which type of lip implant might be right for you.
The Lip Implant Procedure
Lip implant surgery is relatively simple and usually takes about an hour to complete. The surgeon will first make small incisions in the lips. The incisions are most often made at the corners of the mouth, but may be made elsewhere on the lips, depending on the specific technique being used. The surgeon will then create a thin tunnel to accommodate the implant. Creating this tunnel properly is vital to ensuring that the lip implant may be placed correctly and provide an even, natural-looking result. Next, the surgeon will insert the implant and thread it through the lip. Finally, the lip implant will be precisely trimmed to the proper length, and the incisions will be closed.
The benefits of lip augmentation include improved appearance and heightened self-confidence. Injectable lip fillers, fat transfer, and lip implants can be utilized to transform aging, disproportionate, or naturally thin lips into smooth, plump, youthful-looking lips within one trip to the doctor’s office.