11/4/2011

More patients are seeking lip-reduction surgery, whether from over-augmentation or genetic hypertrophy, writes ASPS member Dr. Robert Tornambe. Abnormally large lips can prevent proper sealing of the upper and lower lips, causing drooling, and can cause speech impediments. Treatment options are limited, Tornambe says, and include steroid injections and surgical reduction, or reduction cheiloplasty. Whether seeking lip reduction or enhancement, patients should be sure to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to avoid complications and poor outcomes, he writes.

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