At the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, we have seen a lot of trends come and go. Each person has different goals and, for every individual, there is a perfect treatment plan. Whether you want a smaller nose, bigger lips, or a flatter stomach, plastic surgery can be an incredible way to look and feel your best.
Of course, plastic surgery is not one-size-fits-all. Each man and woman has unique needs. While women around the world are clamouring to get bigger, plumper lips, some people are actually looking for the opposite. Believe it or not, countless procedures are being done around the world to create smaller lips.
Why Lip Reductions Are a Major Plastic Surgery Trend
If you have thin lips, you are probably shocked to hear that so many men and women are looking to make their puckers less plump. If you are an Asian person between the ages of 20 to 30 years old, however, you aren’t likely to be too surprised by the trend in lip reduction surgery.
People in Asia, along with people around the world of Asian heritage, are going to go under the knife for slimmer lips. According to plastic surgeons in Asia, many patients are looking to create a more “western” look.
Many Asian men and women are trying to get create features that are more traditionally associated with Caucasians. This means that getting narrow cheekbones, having double eyelid surgery or creating thinner lips.
What Is It Like to Get a Lip Reduction?
Whatever your ethnicity is, a lip reduction can be a great option for creating facial harmony. It is a simple, relatively painless procedure that leaves no visible scarring.
This procedure is performed under local or IV anaesthesia and takes about 30 minutes per lip. The recovery time is approximately one week, depending on the degree of swelling.
During the procedure, small incisions will be made inside of your lip and the excess skin will be rolled inside. By creating an internal incision, there will be no visible scarring outside of your lips after the procedure.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Lip Reduction?
There is a wide number of reasons why people may want to get a lip reduction. Of course, many women and men were born with large lips and have always wanted to create greater facial harmony by reducing the size of their lips. At the same time, other people who get injured can end up with scarring or asymmetry.
Generally speaking, any man or woman in good overall health can be a good candidate for a lip reduction. Of course, like all types of plastic surgery, lip reduction surgery is a highly customisable procedure. Since each person’s lips are different, there are no one-size-fits all solution.
Getting Started with Plastic Surgery
Are you in the Sydney area and looking for a change? From head to toe, the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery has incredible options that can change the way that you look and feel. Our expert cosmetic surgeon, Dr Turner, specialises in creating totally natural looking results.
When you visit the Sydney Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr Turner will answer each and every one of your questions. He will listen to your needs and concerns to create a customised treatment for you.