How long would someone have to wait in between 2 Lip Reduction procedures?

I mean I just got one a little ago for both the upper & lower lips, but can already tell I'm going to probably want another one done in the near future. I guess what I'm asking is how long would I, or anyone for that matter have to wait before undergoing a 2nd Lip Reduction Procedure? If anyone could please help me with an answer to my question, or at least give me somewhat of a time estimate, I would really appreciate it, thanks.

Doctor Answers 1

Lip reduction

Lip reduction can be reliably performed in order to achieve a more natural and more proportionate lip. The procedure involves removing a segment of the inner lip. This can be performed on the upper and lower lip. The scars are easily hidden. Most patients are swollen for 1-2 weeks. It is important to seek out a surgeon with experience in lip reduction surgery. If you have already had one lip reduction it would be important to wait 1-2 months for all the swelling in the tissues to resolves prior to considering further lip reduction.  Best Wishes Theodore T. Nyame MD  Harvard Trained Plastic Surgeon


Charlotte Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.