Archive for the ‘ Lip Reduction ’ Category

Hemangioma: A Benign Tumor of Blood Vessels

A hemangioma is a benign tumor of blood vessels.  Most hemangiomas are harmless although some can be associated with vital organs and be serious.  Small hemangiomas can be removed with lasers  but larger tumors must be surgically removed.  This surgery can be difficult due to the large concentration of blood vessels.  The 7 year old patient […]

Dr. Niamtu writes about Lip Reduction

Dr. Niamtu had the honor of publishing a textbook chapter in Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America on Lip Reduction.  Dr. Niamtu J. Lip reduction surgery (reduction cheiloplasty). Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2010 Feb;18(1):79-97.

Video showing Dr. Niamtu demonstrating how the amount of tissue to be removed is determined

In the video below Dr. Niamtu explains the process he uses to determine the amount of tissue that needs to be removed to achieve the patients’ desired lip size.

Video showing Dr. Niamtu performing Bloodless Lip Reduction with the Lumenis CO2 Laser

The lips are extremely vascular and bleed very easy during surgery.  The more bleeding there is, the harder it is to do the surgery and bleeding also causes increased pain, swelling and recovery.  Using the CO2 laser for lip reduction enables Dr. Niamtu to perform this procedure virtually blood free.  The video below shows Dr. […]

Video showing Dr. Niamtu performing Caucasian Lip Reduction

Although most lip reductions are performed on non-Caucasian patients, there are patients of every race that desire to have smaller lips.  The video below shows a bloodless laser lip reduction on a Caucasian patient.  Note that there is no blood loss during the procedure.

Video showing Dr. Niamtu performing Lip Reduction after Overdone Fat Injection

The video below shows Dr. Niamtu removing excess fat in the upper and lower lip from fat injection done by another surgeon.  This video shows actual surgical footage and may offend those sensitive to surgery or blood.

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 […]

Lip Reduction:Sometimes Needles are Not Enough

A lot of attention gets paid to lip enlargement but there are a large number of patients that aren’t interested! Contemporary cosmetic surgeons and practitioners are well aware of the art and science of lip enhancement using injectable fillers.  For those of us who have been doing this longer than 10 years, we remember the […]

Hyaluronidase to Dissolve Unwanted Lip and Wrinkle Filler

    If you are old enough to have filler injections you are probably old enough to remember the scene from the movie “The First Wives Club” where Goldie Hawn gets lip injections and ends up with wickedly gigantic lips. No one can argue that injectable fillers have added immensely to minimally invasive cosmetic facial […]

Lip Reduction

  Although most patients are interested in augmenting their lips, some patients are interested in making their lips smaller.  This is more common in certain ethnic or racial groups and is popular with men and women.  Some patients also have lip enlargement due to trauma and this can be treated similarly. At the consultation, the […]