A lip reduction surgery can be beneficial for people who have overly prominent lips. This procedure is ideal for people who are self-conscious about their lips or for lips that negatively affect the way they speak, eat, or drink. A cosmetic procedure to reduce the lips can also be performed if a previous lip enhancing procedure created unsatisfactory results. One or both lips may be modified to achieve the most desirable results.
During a lip reduction procedure, the lips are reshaped to better harmonize with the other features of the face. Incisions are carefully concealed inside the lips to ensure the modification remains discreet. If the goal of the surgery is to tailor the results of a lip augmentation, the implant may be removed and replaced with a different sixed implant or injectable fillers.