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Lip Reduction Surgery in Santa Barbara – Lip Reduction

With the advancements in medical technology, it is undeniable that there are many procedures that can work like magic in making you look at your best. For almost anything that you want for your face, chances are, there is a solution that can prove to be promising. For instance, if you feel like your lips are too big, you can consider undergoing a lip reduction. Keep on reading to know more about what you can expect from this procedure.

Lip Reduction can help reduce the size of the lips so that there is symmetry which results in a more youthful look to your face.  If you want a non-invasive approach to a reduction of the lips which can help rejuvenate lips and help them look vibrant and beautiful, contact Dr. Sheffield at SB Aesthetics to discuss a treatment plan to determine if you are a candidate forreduction of the lips surgery.

Call (805) 318-3280 to schedule your consultation or submit an inquiry with our online contact form today!

What Does Reducing the Lips Mean?

Simply put, this is a surgical procedure that is geared towards being able to improve the appearance of the lower and upper lip, making sure that they will perfectly complement each other. Reduction of the lips is also done to make it proportional to the size of the face.

How is a Reduction of the Lips Performed?

Because reduction of the lips is a surgical procedure, the first steps will be initial assessment, making sure that you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. It is important to be in a good state of health, and more importantly, to have realistic expectations.

First, a local anesthetic will be applied on the lips. Next, an incision will be made across your inner lip. From this, the excess fat will be removed, depending on how you want the outcomes to be. Usually, dissolvable sutures are used with this technique. This may be followed by the same procedure on the other lip.

How long is Procedure?

There are different factors that will affect the length of the surgery, such as the amount of the excess tissue that will be removed or whether it will be done only on a single or both lips. Generally speaking, however, it is going to last for about one hour.

Are There Side Effects?

Like in the case of other surgical procedures, there are risks that are associated with reduction of the lips. There are instances wherein you might feel numbness and lumps can also be present. In some instances, there are people who complained about asymmetry. Scars can also be apparent but it will be located inside of the lip.

How long is the Recovery?

Based on the experiences of many patients, full recovery can be achieved within about two weeks. During this period, discomfort and swelling can be experienced, but it will be gone within a few days.

When can I See the Results?

Even if recovery will take approximately two weeks, it should be noted that the full results will be evident only about three to four months after lip reduction has been performed.

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Interested to know about your lip reduction options?  Whether you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.


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