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Lip Reduction in Fayetteville, NC

If you are unhappy with the appearance of large or prominent lips, lip reduction surgery can help you achieve a more balanced facial appearance. Dr. Dickerson offers this and other cosmetic procedures to his patients at Cape Fear Aesthetics. We welcome patients from Cary, Sanford and Fayetteville, NC.

What is Lip Reduction?

Lip reduction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess tissue from the lips to reduce their size and improve their shape. It is an ideal solution for patients who struggle with large or overly prominent lips. The procedure can be done on the upper lip, lower lip or both. This is done by making incisions along the inside edge of the lips, where any scarring will be well-hidden. After removing excess tissue, the incisions are closed with sutures.

What are the Benefits of Lip Reduction?

Lip reduction can provide several benefits, including:

  • Improved facial symmetry and balance
  • A more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the lips
  • Improved self-confidence and self-esteem

What is the Lip Reduction Treatment Like?

The lip reduction treatment typically takes about 1 to 2 hours to complete, depending on the extent of the procedure. The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation. To begin treatment, Dr. Dickerson will make incision(s) on the inside of the lips being treated. Through these incisions, he’ll remove excess tissue to produce the desired shape and size in the lips. Then, the incisions will be closed with sutures. You’ll be able to go home after the procedure.

What is the Recovery Process Like After Lip Reduction?

The recovery process after lip reduction typically takes about 1 to 2 weeks. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Patients should also avoid strenuous activities or exercises for at least 2 weeks after the procedure. The sutures are usually removed after 7 to 10 days.

What Results Can I Expect from Lip Reduction?

Early results of lip reduction surgery can be enjoyed within 2 weeks, but it takes approximately 3 months for the full and final results to become visible. This is because it takes time for any swelling to subside and for the healing process to complete. However, once the final results are achieved, they are permanent.

How Much Does Lip Reduction Cost in Fayetteville, NC?

At Cape Fear Aesthetics, we try our best to keep our services affordable to our patients. This includes accepting many forms of payment and offering flexible financing options through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit, and Prosper Healthcare Lending. If you are considering a lip reduction, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation. During this consultation, one of our surgeons will assess your cosmetic goals to determine the treatment method that will best satisfy your needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment.

If you’re considering lip reduction surgery at Cape Fear Aesthetics, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Dickerson can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for treatment. We offer this and other cosmetic procedures to the residents of Lumberton, Sanford, Fayetteville and the surrounding areas of North Carolina.