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Why People Choose Lip Reduction Over Lip Enhancement

Facial Procedures New York NY

The lips are a prominent body feature because they are one of the first things we see when we look at ourselves or others. Since they are the center of attention, they can easily fall under scrutiny with their owner considering them too thin or too large. While we often hear about lip augmentation to volumize the lips, many people also want to reduce the size of their lips.

What Lip Reduction Can do for You

Lips that are too full might overshadow the rest of the face and make speaking difficult. Lip reduction surgery, in this case, would be the solution. The procedure allows more giant lips to be shrunk to a more suitable dimension for the person’s face. You can permanently reduce the size of your bottom, top or both lips simultaneously.

Why Lip Reduction is Growing in Popularity

Lip augmentation is giving way to lip reduction. The trend of thinner lips began in Asia several years ago and is now becoming increasingly popular in the Western world. However, most individuals who get this surgery naturally have overly-large lips or have larger-than-desired lips from previous augmentation surgery.

Your lips might also change as you get older. In such cases, lip reduction surgery can be an option for regaining symmetry lost due to aging. In addition, lip augmentation is a fantastic corrective procedure for cleft lip and palate reconstruction.

Combining Lip Reduction with Other Cosmetic Procedures

In many cases, patients will also undergo additional surgeries in conjunction with a lip reduction. These treatments may include contouring the lips or altering other facial features, such as getting a rhinoplasty. Due to the brief duration of the surgery, you can easily have lip reduction in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.

Regarding cosmetic surgeries involving the face, Dr. Maurice Khosh is outstanding. He has double board certifications and practices exclusively in facial cosmetic surgery, where he has excelled in many procedures, including lip reduction.

Lip Reduction Treatment

In contrast to lip enhancement, which is performed using injections, lip resizing or reduction is achieved through surgical means. Surgery can be scary, but it is quick and easy in this circumstance. First, a part of the lip is removed through an inner incision and stitched to heal. Once the lips have healed, usually after a week or two, the stitches are removed.

Lip reduction surgeries often entail only minor pain for a few days and can rapidly heal if you follow Dr. Khosh’s recovery guidelines. Contact our clinic for a personal consultation if you are interested in lip reduction.

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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