Lip Reduction Surgery |Lip Augmentation
Lips are one of the most observed parts of the face and can make you conscious, if they are not proportional or in harmony with your other facial features.
Lips can be augmented if they are too thin, or reduced if oversized or overly plump, with Cosmetic Lip Surgery.
This is a type of cosmetic, surgical or non-surgical procedure that aims to make your lips more fuller and plumper through fillers. Injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method for lip augmentation.
Lip implants (in different lengths and thickness) are also used to augment lips which are designed to accommodate all types of facial aesthetics. The implants are placed from small incisions inside the corners of the mouth under local anesthesia, often in an outpatient setting.
Treatment with Hyaluronic acid fillers
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, your own fat or silicone lip implants are used to augment your lips. This acid is a natural substance found in the body, and a safer option with lasting effect, unlike the implants and fat injections.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are injected directly into the lips, often after application of a topical anesthetic cream. The results lasts between two to 18 months, depending on the type of product
This acid-based filler is the most preferred option because it produces immediate, natural results, with less bruising and without allergic reactions.
The cost of fillers will depend on the quantity of material required. Fillers are usually priced per syringe injected; often one to two syringes are required.
Are your lips too large making you feel uncomfortable? Lip reduction surgery may be worth considering. This cosmetic surgery can permanently reduce lip size and may be performed alone or in combination with other facial cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, like chin or jaw augmentation or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Lip reduction surgery may take an hour or so and usually done under local anesthesia. Following the surgery, your lips may feel sore and tight. Over the next few days, you may feel mild to moderate pain, swelling and bruising that can be treated with medication prescribed by your doctor. Other post-op instructions will also be provided by Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery for safe and quick recovery.
Care Before Surgery
- Select a certified and experienced surgeon
- Quit smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery
- Refrain from eating or drinking for at least 8 hours before surgery /as advised by your doctor
- Follow doctor’s instructions about medication to be taken or stopped before surgery
- Be prepared to face the risks/complications if any, post-surgery
- Thorough understanding of the follow-up care including dietary restrictions
Care After Surgery
- Follow your doctor’s post-op care instructions strictly to avoid complications
- Stop Smoking and alcohol for a few days
- A second session may be scheduled to top up any shortfall in volume
- Use a cold pack and a compress in the first few hours to minimize the swelling
- Don’t be exposed to direct sunlight (use UVA UVB sun protection creams)
- Do not compare results with others
- Do not skip post-op review appointments
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
Your consultation with your doctor determines if you are the right candidate for Lip Augmentation or Lip Reduction surgery. Your doctor will discuss with you on the need for the surgery. Your health condition and other lifestyle habits will be evaluated and decided if you are suitable for the surgery.
Lip surgeries are done by Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologists and Cosmetic facial surgeons. Choosing the right surgeon is crucial for lip surgeries and must be done by trained, experienced and certified surgeons. Lip augmentation poses risks, if the person giving the injection is inexperienced. Checking before and after images of the past surgeries should help you to decide the right surgeon in terms of his/her expertise and experience.
Lip reduction surgery can cost approximately Rs.60-65,000 or a little more, while augmentation is more expensive and can go up to Rs.75,000 or more. It also depends on the experience of the doctor and the materials used for surgery.
The surgery cost includes:
- Implants if required
- Hospital / surgical facility cost
- Prescription medication cost
- Anesthetist and Surgeon’s fee
- Nursing and Support Staff fee
- Post-surgery garments
Lip augmentation can cause:
- Injection site bleeding, redness and tenderness
- Swelling and bruising
- Reactivation of cold sores or fever blisters (herpes simplex) of the lips
Why Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery (HCS)?
At HCS, we adopt surgical option that’s best for the individual – safe, predictable and stable. Several of our patients have had safe and effective facial implant procedures that have proved to be rewarding for the patient.
We are a team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons who are board certified members with experience in lip surgeries including augmentation and reduction. We are experienced at accurately injecting fillers into the lips that make big difference in the treatment outcome.
Our team is led by Dr. Ravindranath Bhyri, M.S, M.Ch, dedicated and board certified Plastic Surgeon with 13 years of surgical experience. He has an expertise in complex reconstructive & life-saving procedures. Dr. Bhyri is Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon for several hospitals in Hyderabad/Secunderabad cities.
As an ISAPS certified doctor, Dr. Bhyri possess the highest level of training and credentials in aesthetic surgery.
We discuss in detail, the pros and cons of the procedure and answer all questions raised by the patient to help them make informed decisions. HCS provides before-after photos for patients to compare and evaluate results.
We are an empathetic team that ensures best patient care, provide post-operative care instructions and cost-effective treatment. You can rest assured that you are in the safe hands of a highly-trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bhyri at Hyderabad Cosmetic Surgery.