Lip Surgery Overview

There are several forms of lip surgery:

  • Cleft lip surgery addresses a facial deformity which can include the upper lip, nose, palate, and the maxilla. Insurance typically covers this lip surgery since it is a congenital deformity.
  • Lip reduction surgery is a lip correction technique for ethnic lips or for lips deformed by fillers, such as silicone lip injections.  
  • Lip reconstructive surgery addresses the repair of the lip after an accident. Additional surgeries can be undertaken to remove scar, move the red or white portion of the lip, and smooth out fullness which happens after lip injury.

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