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Lip Reduction

Lip Enhancement New York, NY

People can be unhappy with just about any area of their body, for many different reasons. Perhaps you were teased by a certain feature that you did or did not have as a child, and those memories still affect you today. Perhaps you feel self-conscious on your own, and you simply wish to “do something” to make yourself feel better. One area of the body that many people wish was different is the lips. The lips are a focal point of the face because they help to accentuate your laugh, your smile, your speaking, and other emotions that come across your face. Pronounced lips can overshadow the positive features of a person’s face, and they can even cause certain difficulties with speech. Lip reduction is a procedure that can resize the lips to a more proportionate size for a person’s face.

Lip reduction is a surgical procedure. Unlike lip enhancement that involves injections to make the lips bigger, lip reduction requires surgery to resize the tissues and to create a pleasing outcome. This procedure provides permanent results, whereas with lip enhancement with injections people will need repeated procedures to maintain their results. With most lip reduction procedures, the surgery is fairly simple and expedient. In order to avoid scarring, a surgical incision is made inside the lip.

During the procedure, an incision is made on the inside of the lip that runs the length of the lip. A strip of tissue is removed before suturing the incision closed. For those with exceptionally large lips, the skin of the lip may need to be pulled tighter and trimmed in order to gain the desired results. While it is most common for the bottom lip to be reduced in size, the upper lip is also able to be altered. Some people are self-conscious about their lips because their top lip is bigger than their bottom, thus reversing the normal appearance of the lips.

The recovery time for lip reduction requires just a few days of down time. The pain is moderate, and is typically easily controlled with painkillers. Care must be taken with eating, drinking, and oral health care in order to avoid tearing sutures. Your surgeon will provide you with specific guidelines for how to care for your mouth while it heals.

Dr. Khosh is an expert at facial plastic surgery. He specializes in facial cosmetic procedures. If you are interested in lip reduction or any other facial cosmetic procedures, please contact our office today for a private consultation.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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