How Much is Lip Reduction for Naturally Big Lips? Can This Surgery Give Lips a Better Shape Too?

My lips are really full and there is no shape to it at all (no cupids bow, etc). I have heard there is a surgery to get lips reduced, how much is it roughly? Can you get your lips shaped in the surgery? Or is there another surgery I can undergo after the first surgery heals?

Doctor Answers 5

Lip reduction surgery

There are a couple of ways to reduce the lips. If you have a dermal filler in your lips that you are looking to dissolve, then vitrase or hyaluronidase injections can do this. If you are just looking to reduce the size of your natural lips, lip reduction surgery is necessary. Make sure to go to a provider who has experience in both lip reductions and contouring of the lip shape.

Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip reduction surgery

Lip reduction surgery is used to reduce the volume of the lip. Given the existing asymmetry of the lips, lip reduction surgery is never perfect and the existing asymmetry will remain. The procedure can improve the shape of the lips. The cost varies and depends on the surgeon, location of the surgery (office vs Hospital) etc. The average cost is about $3500 in the Atlanta area (if performed by a Plastic Surgeon)

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Reduction and Lip Shaping

Yes it is possible to both reduce and shape your lips. I typically do it as an office procedure.


Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Lip Reduction and Lip Reshaping

Thank you for your question. Yes, lip reduction can reduce the volume of the lips (more commonly the lower lip, but sometimes both upper and lower).  In addition, carefully placed excisions can be used to add shape to the lips.  Often, when the lips are overly flat or lacking in contour, combination treatment is needed. For some patients, this includes an upper lip lift and a lower lip reduction.  Regardless, find a surgeon who is comfortable with and enjoys doing lip surgery to get the best results possible.

Evan Ransom, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Lip reduction surgery

      Lip reduction can both reduce the size of the lips and change lip shape.  The surgery is never perfect, and there will always be some irregularity in lip shape.  Find someone who has performed this procedure many times.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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