Other times, overly prominent lips may even cause functional problems. Lips that are too large may be a result of poor genes, but may also occur as a byproduct of an overzealous plastic surgeon that created a bloated, unrealistic aesthetic by mistake. It may also result from trauma or placement of product that is permanent but unsightly.

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Understanding Dr. Karam’s Technique

Dr. Karam will first examine the lips to decide exactly how much lip tissue will need to be excised in order to create harmony and symmetry. He will view the lips in various positions, performing various tasks to get a clear understanding of the patient’s unique anatomy.

Next, Dr. Karam will discuss his findings with the client, answer questions in-depth, and work together to create an action plan for transformation. While he can and will make his recommendations, Dr. Karam recognizes that the final decision on how much lip volume to remove rests in the patient’s hands.

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How is the Procedure Performed?

In general, clients undergo our San Diego lip reduction procedure while being sedated with local anesthesia. The total treatment time is approximately an hour and a half, although this may vary depending on if other cosmetic procedures are being performed in tandem.

Dr. Karam will first make an incision within the inside of the lip, ensuring all scarring is inconspicuous and hidden from view. He will then excise a previously agreed-upon amount of lip tissue, suturing the wounds with dissolvable stitches.

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Where Does My Lip Reduction Procedure Take Place?

Your lip reduction in San Diego will take place at our conveniently located San Diego outpatient facility, which boasts all the same stringent safety protocols and advanced, cutting edge technology as any hospital, only without the long lines, lack of personalized attention and lack of privacy. On hand to assist you is our caring, knowledgeable staff, all of whom will go the extra mile to ensure your complete success.

What Happens Next?

If you would like to learn more about lip reduction, please call our San Diego offices today to set up your confidential consultation with Dr. Karam. During this private first session, the doctor will go over such pertinent details as financing, cost, risks and advantages; recovery and downtime; and naturally, your desired results.

For the best results in your San Diego lip reduction, combining treatments can often save both time and costs. You may use your consultation to speak with Dr. Karam about other procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, which might be of interest, such as facial rejuvenation or laser skin care.

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Francine M.

"I had a vertical restore at age 65 with Dr Amir Karam. It has been a little over a year and I am delighted with the results. Some of my friends have not even noticed - I just look rested. Dr Karam will provide you with all the information and supplements that you need to make the procedure and the recovery time as comfortable as possible. I usually bruise very easily but with the supplements that were given to me prior to my procedure and afterwards, my bruises were gone within a week."

"I highly recommend Dr. Karam and would go back to him for anything I might want done in the future. I totally trust his approach and recommendations. You won't be disappointed!"

Kris R.

"I'm one month out from a Vertical Restore with Dr Karam. Dr Karam is an incredibly talented Surgeon. I can barely see my scars already. I also did a laser peel, within 8 days I was wearing makeup and admiring my new jawline and neck. I'm 65 this month and so happy I chose him. He is the best there is. His staff are fun, caring and kind. They made my entire experience so easy. I would not hesitate or even think about going anywhere else. Check out his Instagram account. He does all his content himself. Extremely informative, with many before and after photos. I decided on Dr Karam after researching his Instagram and had made my decision before we had even met."

Janice S.

"Dr Karam is a great surgeon, a true artist and a wonderful human being. He has done 2 procedures on me over the last 3 years. Both with excellent results. His fat transfer and his lip lift technique are extraordinary. I wouldn't think of going to anyone else and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best."

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