Full, luscious lips are a commodity that some will do anything to get. Unfortunately, not all lip augmentation procedures turn out as planned. Complications can arise from silicone injections, causing the need for a follow-up procedure to correct or remove the implanted material.
Dr. Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon whose singular focus is facial aesthetics. His goal with lip reduction surgery is to bring the lips back into proper balance so they complement the rest of the face.
Dr. Zuliani recommends a lip reduction for women and men who are unhappy or are experiencing complications with a previous lip augmentation procedure, or for those with naturally full lips. Problems like chronic swelling and inflammation, pain and discomfort, unevenness in symmetry and balance, and the development of bumps can all arise from prior silicone lip enhancement. A personalized lip-reduction surgery with Dr. Zuliani can address these issues and restore harmony to your lips.
Dr. Zuliani performs the lip-reduction procedure at his office in Bloomfield Hills. After a thorough examination your lips, a specific surgical plan based on your personal needs and desired outcome will be discussed to address the problem silicone.
The procedure is most commonly performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Zuliani makes a horizontal incision behind the lips inside the mouth in order to access and reduce the silicone, as well as remove any excess scar tissue and lip skin to achieve the best results. Dissolvable sutures are used to close the incision. Dr. Zuliani may also recommend a lip lift in conjunction with a reduction for ideal results.
Each lip-reduction patient will experience a different recovery, depending on the extent of the surgery.
Swelling after the procedure is common and can last for 2-3 weeks before subsiding. There’s usually minimal pain or discomfort associated with healing and patients may be advised to apply ice and take a pain medication to limit these side effects. The resulting scar may feel thick and obtruding for several weeks, but it will become undetectable over time. There are no visible scars from this procedure as all incisions are concealed behind the lips.
Patients can usually return to work and normal activities within one week of surgery. Full recovery is generally expected after 1-2 weeks, but outcomes vary from patient to patient. Complete results are seen at about 2-3 months following surgery.
Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.