There are a couple of things you need to do to prepare for this procedure properly. However, the list varies depending on many things, including your personal habits, medical history, and the reasoning behind your decision. Some of the most frequent questions include:
- Your expectations and reasoning behind your decision
- The severity of your problem
- Medical history and tendency towards tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
While these are the most popular questions, you can expect a lot of other ones during the consultation. It is important that you cooperate with our surgeon fully and answer their questions with complete honesty as it is crucial for the outcome of the procedure.
Many women prefer general anesthesia, but this procedure can be done under local anesthesia as well. It’s a relatively simple surgery, in much the same way as you might shorten a dress or a curtain. In other words, it is a rather routinely done process and chances of complications are minimal.
The surgeon will utilize a clamp across each labium, thus preventing excessive bleeding. Subsequently, they will either cut away some tissue or increase it with the use of fat grafting. Finally, the wound is stitched up.
The process typically takes between an hour and two hours, depending on several factors.
While the patient can go back to their daily obligations about five days after the lip reduction, the complete recovery lasts for about four to six months. During this period, you should avoid tight clothing, tampons, and sexual intercourse. You should abstain from intercourse for at least six weeks.
You can expect to see great results after permanent lip augmentation, especially if you have been struggling to cope with pinching and general discomfort. Some amount of pain following the surgery is inevitable but easily mitigated with pain medications.
If you’re experiencing similar issues, give us a call, and we’ll be more than happy to make them go away!