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Lip Reduction

Surgery to reduce the size of the lips and create
an attractive, harmonious mouth contour

Lip Reduction

Surgery to reduce the size of the lips and create an attractive, harmonious mouth contour

AT A GLANCE

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Treats

Large or asymmetrical lips

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Anaesthesia

Local anaesthetic

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Duration

30 minutes per lip

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Hospital stay

No

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Recovery

Swelling can last for 2-3 weeks. Back to work in 1-2 days

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

If your lips are affecting your body-image and self-esteem, the specialist surgeons at Bella Vou can help.

MAKING YOU, MORE YOU

If your lips are affecting your body-image and self-esteem, the specialist surgeons at Bella Vou can help.

TREATMENT OVERVIEW

Lip Reduction or Cheiloplasty is surgery to reduce the size of the lips. The procedure removes excess lip tissue, to diminish the size of the upper lip, the bottom lip, or both. Cheiloplasty decreases the lip volume and improves the mouth’s balance and harmony.

What restrictions do I have after surgery?

Following Lip Reduction surgery, you should keep the area as clean as possible. This will mean using regular mouthwash after each meal. This ensures that there are no food particles around the suture line, which can become a focus for infection. It is useful to avoid kissing for at least two weeks, if possible. This will reduce the risks of infection, while the wound is healing.

How visible are the scars?

The scars are placed inside the mouth and therefore are not visible usually. However, during the initial healing process, the lower lip may hang open so that the wound and stitches can be seen.

At Bella Vou we provide various payment options meaning you can spread the cost and enjoy a confident outlook at a price you can afford.


Prices start from £2,000

Finance your treatment

We can offer a wide range of incredible finance solutions and payment plans to help you pay for your procedure or treatment, starting from as little as 0% APR!

YOUR SIMPLE
5 STEP
JOURNEY

YOUR SIMPLE 5 STEP JOURNEY

Step 1. Free, no-obligation consultation

Bella Vou offers every client a free consultation with an expert, accredited cosmetic surgeon with no obligation to proceed to treatment. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, then carefully examine the size of your upper and lower lips and assess their balance and symmetry. Surgery should maintain the balance of the face, taking your ethnicity, facial size, and shape into account.

Bella Vou will always give you an honest and impartial professional opinion. Mr Amir Nakhdjevani says:

‘We make sure that we advise people correctly about whether surgery is right for them. We treat everyone as if they were our family. At Bella Vou, we never pressurise people or try to sell procedures. It's always about giving an honest opinion and honest advice.’

Step 2. Meet your surgeon

You will be offered a further appointment with your consultant before proceeding to Lip Reduction. This will give you a chance to find out more about the procedure and to ask any questions you may have.

Step 3. Preparation for Lip Reduction surgery

You’ll be given individual pre-operative advice to reduce your risk of infection and help your recovery.

Let your surgeon know about any prescription or over-the-counter medications you take. You may be asked to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medicines, which can increase the chance of bruising and bleeding. It's important to stop smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, which can slow down the healing process.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed to Bella Vou, given a gown to wear and escorted to the state-of-the-art operating theatre. As you'll be awake for your procedure, your surgeon will greet you, explain what will happen, and offer reassurance throughout the operation.

Step 4. What happens during Lip Reduction surgery?

At Bella Vou, Lip Reduction is usually performed under local anaesthetic. It is done as a day case procedure, meaning you won’t need to stay in hospital overnight.

The surgeon will inject local anaesthetic, like in a dental block, so that the area is completely numb. You will feel some movement and pressure during the procedure, but it will be pain-free.

Your consultant will make incisions inside the mouth, then excise carefully measured amounts of excess lip tissue to reduce the lip volume, achieve an attractive shape, and balance the lips. The surgeon will suture the incisions closed using absorbable stitches.

Step 5. Recovery from Lip Reduction surgery

You will be able to go home on the day of the procedure. Any discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication, and cold compresses will reduce pain and swelling and help with healing. The staff at Bella Vou will carefully monitor your recovery and provide support every step of the way.

After one week, the nurse and wound care specialist will check your scars and remove any stitches that haven’t fallen out. Swelling after Lip Reduction surgery can be significant. Swelling in the upper lip settles by around a week. However, the lower lip can take longer. The excess fluid can make the lip hang down and appear more prominent. Many people worry at this stage. Don't panic. The swelling will go down by two to three weeks, and the final results of your surgery will become visible.

At around six weeks, your surgeon will check your progress, and at six months, you'll be offered a follow-up check to ensure that you remain healthy and happy with your results. However, if you have any questions or concerns, the staff at Bella Vou are always on hand to offer support, day and night.

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