Lip​ ​Reduction​ ​Procedures​ ​Are​ ​Growing​ ​in​ ​Popularity

Have​ ​you​ ​heard​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lip​ ​reduction​ ​procedure​ ​phenomenon?​ ​Lip​ ​reduction​ ​procedures​ ​were​ ​the
fastest​ ​growing​ ​cosmetic​ ​procedure​ ​of​ ​2016,​ ​up​ ​283%​ ​from​ ​2015,​ ​leading​ ​to​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​articles
on​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​and​ ​the​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​world​ ​where​ ​it’s​ ​gaining​ ​rapid​ ​popularity.

This​ ​news​ ​has​ ​been​ ​a​ ​surprise​ ​to​ ​many,​ ​as​ ​for​ ​decades​ ​now,​ ​the​ ​“plump​ ​lip”​ ​look,​ ​which​ ​involves
adding​ ​volume​ ​to​ ​the​ ​lip​ ​by​ ​utilizing​ ​tissue​ ​fillers,​ ​was​ ​the​ ​popular​ ​one.

Lip​ ​reduction,​ ​on​ ​the​ ​other​ ​hand,​ ​involves​ ​removing​ ​skin​ ​from​ ​the​ ​lips​ ​along​ ​the​ ​dry-wet​ ​line,
which​ ​has​ ​the​ ​effect​ ​of​ ​reducing​ ​the​ ​volume​ ​of​ ​the​ ​visible​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lip.​ ​It’s​ ​frequently​ ​done​ ​as
an​ ​outpatient​ ​procedure,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​stitches​ ​remain​ ​in​ ​place​ ​for​ ​about​ ​a​ ​week​ ​until​ ​dissolving​ ​or
being​ ​taken​ ​out.​ ​Because​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​surgical​ ​component,​ ​lip​ ​reduction​ ​does​ ​tend​ ​to​ ​cost​ ​a​ ​bit
more​ ​than​ ​the​ ​injections​ ​that​ ​are​ ​used​ ​for​ ​lip​ ​augmentation.

The​ ​lip​ ​reduction​ ​procedure​ ​first​ ​gained​ ​popularity​ ​in​ ​Asia,​ ​but​ ​now​ ​seems​ ​to​ ​have​ ​made​ ​its​ ​way
over​ ​to​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​Here,​ ​it’s​ ​still​ ​a​ ​relatively​ ​unknown​ ​procedure​ ​compared​ ​to​ ​many
others,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​year​ ​over​ ​year​ ​growth​ ​certainly​ ​has​ ​plastic​ ​surgeons​ ​paying​ ​attention.

To​ ​be​ ​fair,​ ​it’s​ ​important​ ​to​ ​note​ ​that​ ​the​ ​huge​ ​year-over-year​ ​percentage​ ​increase,​ ​when​ ​viewed
in​ ​numbers​ ​is​ ​an​ ​increase​ ​from​ ​927​ ​procedures​ ​in​ ​2015​ ​to​ ​3,547​ ​in​ ​2016.​ ​Lip​ ​augmentations​ ​are
still​ ​clearly​ ​the​ ​winner,​ ​with​ ​8​ ​times​ ​more​ ​procedures​ ​in​ ​2016.

Whenever​ ​a​ ​new​ ​procedure​ ​gains​ ​popularity,​ ​plastic​ ​surgeons​ ​should​ ​be​ ​prudent​ ​about​ ​giving
their​ ​patients​ ​a​ ​proper​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​caution.​ ​First,​ ​the​ ​patient​ ​should​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​they​ ​have
thought​ ​carefully​ ​about​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​and​ ​aren’t​ ​just​ ​jumping​ ​on​ ​what​ ​is​ ​effectively​ ​a​ ​fad.​ ​In
addition,​ ​because​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​relatively​ ​rare​ ​procedure,​ ​the​ ​patient​ ​will​ ​want​ ​to​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​the
doctor​ ​has​ ​previous​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​it​ ​to​ ​the​ ​extent​ ​that​ ​he​ ​or​ ​she​ ​can​ ​comfortably​ ​perform​ ​it
with​ ​predictable​ ​results.

Have​ ​a​ ​question​ ​about​ ​lip​ ​reduction​ ​procedures?​​ ​​Reach​ ​out​ ​to​ ​us​​ ​to​ ​set​ ​up​ ​a​ ​consultation​ ​and
speak​ ​with​ ​Dr.​ ​Ghaderi​ ​about​ ​this​ ​quickly​ ​growing​ ​procedure.