Lip Augmentation/Reduction

Lip Augmentation:
Lip augmentation is done by taking one’s own fat from the abdomen under the influence of local anesthesia. The fat is then injected in small amounts . About 30 % loss in the volume is expected with Fat injection. Alternatively Lip augmentation can be done by injecting medical fillers. This is visible for a limited period of about 1year then it needs to be repeated. Lip reduction is an office procedure to reduce overly large protruding lips to bring them into sync with the rest of the face.

Lip Reduction :
Lip reduction surgery can permanently reduce lip size. This plastic surgery procedure may be performed alone or in combination with other facial cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, such as chin augmentation, jaw augmentation or rhinoplasty.


Frequently Asked Question

Lip Augmentation

How much time is required for a lip augmentation?
The procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes about 30 -90 minutes.

Do I require to get admitted or is it an Outpatient procedure?
This surgery is an outpatient procedure and the patient can immediately leave for home after it.

What are the side effects of a lip augmentation surgery?
The patient may feel slightly swollen lips for about one to two weeks, after which it will disappear gradually. Other side effects may be bleeding from the injection sites, swelling and bruising, and/or redness and tenderness at the site of the injection. But these last only a couple of days. With Fillers the results are immediate and usually the side effects are minimal.

How Long do Lip augmentation results last?
Lip augmentation results are usually long lasting, but changes may be there with pregnancy, and aging.

How long do the results of a lip augmentation surgery last?
Results of Fat transfer usually last long, but another session may be required. The outcome of Fillers last usually for around 6 -9 months.

How much time does it take to recover from lip augmentation surgery?
While the recovery time for each patient varies, most individuals are able to return to daily activities immediately.

Lip Reduction

How much time is required for a lip reduction?
The procedure is done under local anesthesia and takes about 30 minutes.

Do I require to get admitted or is it an Outpatient procedure?
This surgery is an outpatient procedure and the patient can immediately leave for home after it.

What are the side effects of a lip reduction surgery?
As a minimally invasive procedure, the risks are pretty small but may include swelling, bruising, and discomfort which last for about 1-2 weeks.

How long do the results of a lip reduction surgery last?
Results of lip reduction are permanent.

How much time does it take to recover from lip reduction surgery?
Patients can go home immediately after the procedure.