Lip Reduction

Lip reduction is performed in the office under local anesthesia. This procedure is most commonly performed to correct traumatic deformities of the lip. It is also performed for cosmetic reasons to bring the two lips into balance with one another. The lower lip should always be fuller than the upper lip. The correct approach may be reducing one lip or enlarging the other. The most important measure is what the patient wants. Reduction involves cutting, enlarging does not.