Lip Reduction Surgery; Estimating the Amount of Reduction

Dr. Joe Niamtu, III, cosmetic facial surgeon, Richmond, Virginia ( has lectured and published on lip reduction surgery and frequently performs the procedure. One of the most common questions posed by prospective patients is “how much do you take off or how do you decide the amount of reduction?) The following video discusses one method used among many to assist in the determination of reduction. Lip reduction surgery is a popular procedure for patients who wish to decrease the size of their lips and I have shown this on several videos on both Caucasian and African-American patients.

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