What can I expect?
Lip reduction is an outpatient procedure which takes place under local anesthesia. Expect the procedure to last about 30 minutes, depending on the amount of tissue to be removed. The stitches remain in place for one week, after which they dissolve on their own. Post-procedure pain is tolerable, but patients are advised to eat a soft diet until the swelling resolves, which can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks.