Typical Recovery Time After a Lip Lift
Depending on the case and how much skin was removed, plan for your recovery to take between one to two weeks. Most patients are able to go back to work in about a week and can resume moderate physical activity after several weeks to their comfort level. Final results occur in about six months after the scars have matured.
About Lip Reductions
Reducing the lips involves removing excess lip tissue to reduce the size of the upper and/or lower lips. In many instances where patients requested us to perform this procedure, the larger lips are the result of previously placed permanent lip enhancers, such as injectable silicone, hydrogel, lip implants, fat, etc. These lip reductions tend to require more meticulous and lengthy surgeries because of the resulting scar tissue from the foreign material within the lip.
Typical Recovery Time After a Lip Reduction
Depending on the individual patient’s case, their body’s rate of healing, and how much skin was removed, we recommend that our patients plan for mild to moderate pain for a few days after the procedure. Swelling and bruising can last several weeks, but most patients are back to work in about a week and can resume moderate physical activity after several weeks to their comfort level. Results are not considered final for several months.