On the contrary, other patients seek lip reduction to minimize the size of their own natural lips, whether it be the top lip, bottom lip, or both, feeling they are too prevalent of a feature on their face.
Regardless of whether a patient is coming to Dr. Rahban for a lip correction due to previous injections, or a lip reduction of their own lips, Dr. Rahban’s unparalleled techniques and meticulous eye leave once discouraged patients feeling confident again.
Although lip reduction and lip correction surgery is a simple and safe procedure, it requires a delicate touch to ensure lip lines are preserved and overall symmetry is achieved and/or maintained. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rady Rahban is known for his ability to provide among the best lip reduction and lip correction in Beverly Hills. His reputation attracts patients from all over the world who often come in for multiple procedures including lip augmentation, lip reduction, or lip correction.
Candidates for Lip Reduction and Lip Correction
Lip reduction surgery and lip correction surgery in Los Angeles is not uncommon. It is sought after not only for cosmetic reasons, but functionally as well, to remedy cases where unusually large lips, whether natural or injected, interfere with daily activities such as eating or pronouncing certain words.
Dr. Rahban regularly treats patients who have congenital lip deformities such as a cleft lip, or who have lip deformities caused by an accident. He also helps those who have had unsatisfactory permanent lip augmentation, such as silicone injections. Not only does the injection of such a substance in the lip cause it to become permanently enlarged, but it can create a lumpy, asymmetric appearance to the lips.
Whether caused by genetics, a congenital condition or through accidental circumstances, the goal is to balance, or at the very least improve the balance, the volume of the upper and lower lips so that they are in proportion to the rest of the facial features. This achieves a composite that is attractive with no particular feature creating discord.
What you can expect in your Initial Consultation:
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Rahban. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Rahban will:
- Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
- Perform a thorough examination
- Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
- Make sure that any questions you have about financing are completely answered
As part of the process, Dr. Rahban will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your lip reduction or lip correction surgery. He will discuss with you the change that you want and make recommendations for the best methods that he can use to achieve those changes. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want. Call us today to schedule your consultation with one of the top plastic surgeons in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills, Dr Rady Rahban.
Lip Reduction & Lip Correction Surgery
Just before surgery, Dr. Rahban will mark the area to be reduced and corrected, ensuring that the result will be the exact right amount of reduction. Once agreed, the surgery will start when the local anesthesia has gone into effect. Discuss your anesthetic needs with Dr. Rahban before scheduling surgery if you feel more comfortable arranging for a deeper anesthetic.
The surgery will take approximately an hour to two hours, and can be performed on both lips, or only on the lip causing the imbalance; usually the lower lip. To avoid scarring, the incisions are made on the inside of the lips. The location and precision of the incisions are precisely calculated to not only reduce lip volume, but to create a beautiful lip line. Excess tissue and fat (which in some patients has previously injected substances such as silicone imbedded in it), is removed and the incision is closed using tiny permanent sutures that Dr. Rahban removes five days later, so that there is virtually no visible scar. Many surgeons use dissolvable stitches as this is more convenient for them because they do not have to see the patient again 5 days later to remove them. However, this will leave marks on the lip which will be permanently visible. Dr. Rahban’s technique is time consuming but ideal to ensure the ideal outcome.
Our Beverly Hills lip reduction and lip correction is a safe and simple procedure and once completed, you can return home to relax. You will be given instructions on how to care for the incisions, the use of pain medication and guidelines on eating and maintaining oral hygiene.
There will be swelling which can be controlled using ice packs as instructed by Dr. Rahban. Medications may be given to assist with swelling as well as any pain. Swelling will diminish within a few days, but it may take several weeks for all the swelling to disappear. There may also be some external bruising and redness in the treatment area.
You can return to work in a week but should avoid any strenuous contact sports for several weeks. Sleep in an elevated position for the first two weeks using a few pillows under your upper back and head. Lying flat will cause swelling. Detailed instructions for the recovery period will be provided but if you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.
Benefits of Lip Reduction & Lip Correction Surgery
A noticeably plump mouth is certainly something to be envied, but there is such a thing as too much when it comes to the size of your lips. If you feel that naturally overlarge lips or over-injected lips are making you less attractive than you want to be, lip reduction or lip correction surgery could provide defined, sculpted lips that enhance your other facial features as you envision, rather than standing out as your main feature.
The goal of lip reduction surgery and lip correction surgery is to enhance the balance of your facial features and provide a mouth that is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Lips that are overlarge can interfere with everyday activities such as eating, drinking, and speaking for some patients. Once your lip reduction surgery or lip correction surgery is complete, it is not uncommon to feel a great increase in self-esteem and self-confidence. Additional benefits of lip reduction and lip correction surgery include:
- a more sculpted, balanced look
- Facial harmony
- Elimination or reduction in the asymmetry of the lips
- More attractive lip structure and shape
All of this can be achieved without any visible scarring.
Risks of Lip Reduction Surgery
As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with lip reduction and lip correction surgery. Patients will experience minor side effects such as swelling, bruising, pain, and redness at the site of the surgery. These side effects should subside within a few days of your lip reduction surgery. Risks of a more serious nature include infection following surgery or an allergic reaction to the anesthesia used during surgery, asymmetry, numbness (which is usually temporary), and scar tissue on the lips once the surgery has healed.
Why Choose Rady Rahban
Making the decision to find a board-certified plastic surgeon for lip reduction and lip correction surgery in Los Angeles can be a stressful task. It is our goal to set your mind at ease and give you a superior patient experience – both very successful and safe. Dr. Rady Rahban is warm, sincere, and honest, and is dedicated to sculpting a work of art that you appreciate in the years ahead.
We understand that selecting a plastic surgeon for your lip reduction and lip correction surgery is the most important decision you will make once you have decided to have surgery. His exceptional training, artistic eye, and commitment to surgical excellence will ensure that he can provide the very best surgical outcome possible.
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.