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What is cheiloplasty? In simple medical terms, cheiloplasty is plastic surgery for the repair of lip defects.  Cheiloplasty, in general, refers to a surgical modification of the lips or a lip. It is a simple cosmetic surgical technique that gives the lips the volume, shape and sensuality necessary for the beautification and rejuvenation of the […]

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What is cheiloplasty?

In simple medical terms, cheiloplasty is plastic surgery for the repair of lip defects. 

Cheiloplasty, in general, refers to a surgical modification of the lips or a lip. It is a simple cosmetic surgical technique that gives the lips the volume, shape and sensuality necessary for the beautification and rejuvenation of the face.

A cheiloplasty procedure can be adopted as a means to correct congenital or acquired anatomical alterations (that is deformities) of the lips, lip reduction or lip augmentation for functional or cosmetic purposes.

The cheiloplasty procedure is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic and takes an average of 20 minutes.

How is a cheiloplasty procedure? 

  • Incisions are made on mucous lips.
  • Mucous flaps are exfoliated and shifted in the designated direction.
  • Resorbable sutures are then made on the skin of the lip.
  • A mucosal excision with preoperative marking is made.
  • Excision of the skin under the nose is performed.
  • Tissues are then tightened and stitched.

What happens after a cheiloplasty procedure?

  • Hospital stay is required after a cheiloplasty procedure for quite a few hours.
  • Swelling of the lips may persist for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • The sutures are dissolved within 2 to 3 weeks, and require processing with an antiseptic solution.

What are the types of cheiloplasty?

There are three types of cheiloplasty surgery

  • Augmentation cheiloplasty (or lip augmentation): This cheiloplasty surgery is carried out on thin lips, or lips that have lost their volume due to facial ageing.

This cheiloplasty surgery may be done using two techniques:

    1. An augmentation using fats obtained from the buccal fat pads, or fat deposits from the cheeks.
    2. An augmentation using hyaluronic acid with properties that immediately hydrate, revitalise, and rejuvenate the lips.

Both procedures offer excellent results. The lips acquire a natural, young, healthy and fresh appearance.

  • Reduction cheiloplasty: This is a less frequently used cheiloplasty surgery. It is adopted for overdeveloped lips that are not in harmony with their other facial features.
  • Corrective cheiloplasty: This cheiloplasty surgery is the option for patients who have suffered alterations in their lips as a result of tumours, trauma, burns or lesions. It is also the cheiloplasty surgery option for congenital alterations, such as a harelip.

Can I consider cheiloplasty?

You may consider a cheiloplasty surgery if

  • You have thin lips and want to increase their volume.
  • You have lips that are too thick and want to reduce their volume.
  • You have a congenital disorder.
  • You have seen your lips affected by some disease.
  • You once underwent some previous treatment that failed.

It is important to note that cheiloplasty surgery may not be suitable for some people with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. 

What is the likely outcome of a cheiloplasty?

  • Beautiful redesign of the lips.
  • A restructure of the proportion of the upper lip to the lower lip.
  • Adequacy of the lips size.

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