I wanted to make both my top and bottom lip smaller. The main issue I have is my lips having a really pink skin toward the inner most part of my lips (where my lips touch). I hate it. The only solution I thought os if tightening the skin on my lips, I don't know for sure though. Any suggestions are welcomed...Thanks.
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Lip Reduction Surgery
Jas1. While photos or physical exam would help, it sounds like you may be a candidate for lip reduction surgery. The surgery is done in the office, under local anesthesia and takes about one hour. Swelling can be significant for the first 1-2 weeks, but that is from very good blood supply to the region, usually producing nearly imperceptible scars. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck!
Lip reduction in Los Angeles
I perform lip reductions to reduce the size and volume of the lips. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles
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Although possible to makes lip less full, it is critical that it is done for the right reasons, that there are realistic expectations and other key factors. Without an interview and an exam (or at lease photos to review) it would be difficult at best to make a specific recommendation. Best advice is to see a board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon.
Making Lips Smaller
First of all, I want to point out that the vast majority of women desire their lips to be bigger, and you should also bear in mind your ethnicity before considering surgery. Most patients of darker complexion have larger, fuller lips and by reducing your lips, you may lose some of your ethnic appearance. The pink skin toward the inner part of your lip is natural and is referred to as the pink lip (vs. the red lip) or the wet lip (vs. the dry lip) and everyone has this appearance to varying degrees. Overall, I would caution you against surgery for all the reasons listed above.
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