While lip fillers remain an extremely popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment, African American patients tend to seek lip reduction rather than augmentation.

In doing so, many women and men hope to maintain their full lips, while increasing balance between their facial features.

Continue reading to learn how an African American lip reduction is performed and what patients can expect from recovery and results.

What Is Lip Reduction?

Lip reduction is a surgical procedure designed to decrease the size and prominence of the lips. African Americans often undergo this treatment to reduce lip volume and improve symmetry.

What Is the Goal of African American Lip Reduction?

Prior to undergoing lip reduction, patients may be concerned that the treatment will cause them to resemble another ethnicity. However, this is not the intended outcome.

In fact, when performed by a talented and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Singh, African American lip reduction is meant to enhance the patient’s appearance and not drastically change it. More specifically, the treatment aims to reshape the lips, improve overall facial harmony, and highlight other features, with extremely natural-looking results.

How Is Lip Reduction Performed?

African American lip reduction is an out-patient procedure and performed with local anesthesia. During the treatment, Dr. Singh will make an incision inside the lip to avoid any visible scarring.

Then, he will skillfully remove a portion of tissue from the lip and close the incision with absorbable sutures.

What Can Patients Expect from Recovery?

Recovery from lip reduction is typically a quick an easy process, and most patients can return to work in a few days.

If you are considering African American lip reduction, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Navin Singh.

He will carefully listen to your concerns, explain your treatment options, and develop a customized surgical plan that best suits your needs and goals.