The average recovery is seven to ten days. The suture line may look irregular at first but eventually, the results will settle in and continue to improve for up to twelve weeks following the procedure.
Aiming to restore oral continence and function and also cosmetic appearance, a successful reconstruction has a huge impact on the quality of life for the individual patient. Early sources of local tissue rearrangement for lip reconstruction date back 3000 years, with the earliest reports of lip switch procedures more than 2 centuries ago in Europe, when nomad was still endemic in Europe, indicating that the anatomy was better understood by our surgeons of the past than we like to acknowledge.
More knowledge has been gathered followed by many inventions leading to improved procedures in the medicine department. Our surgeons have ready services.
Risks of lip construction
The lips are among the most sensitive parts of your body, so it's important to work with an experienced surgeon to minimize your risk of side effects. At the very least, you should expect redness, swelling, and slight pain within the first few days after your surgery. Bruising is also possible. Less commonly, lip reduction surgery may cause; Infection, scarring, severe swelling, bleeding, and allergic reaction (to the anesthesia). Despite the risk of side effects, lip reduction is considered a safe procedure.
Swelling and redness can last for a few days, but you should be able to talk and move around more comfortably after this time. It can take a week or two for the sutures to come out and for your lips to completely heal. While this can seem like a big-time commitment, the time frame is a lot shorter compared to other cosmetic surgeries. As a general rule of thumb, you should expect to take a full week off work.
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