Out With The Plump, In With The Thin

Fad

/fad/

Noun

an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived and without basis in the object’s qualities; a craze.

That’s how Google defines the word “fad,” and we’re sure you already know (and have even experienced) what one is all too well — no dictionary needed here. Celebrities at large are especially responsible for creating fads and frenzies, and in the past couple of years, no one has done it up quite as big as Ms. Kylie Jenner.

Although she may only be a teenager, there’s no denying that Jenner is a trendsetter, and when she plumped up her lips, plenty of ladies everywhere immediately ran out to do the same.

The problem with fads? They die… and usually, fast. In fact, for 2017, it’s predicted that thin is what’s going to be in — which leaves all of those who jumped on the big-lipped bandwagon and plumped up their pouts with lip fillers freaking out.

If you’re stuck in the boat of wishing you never gave in to the trend and wondering what in the world you’re going to do now, chances are that you’re not alone, and even better, there’s something you can do about it.

While most of our decisions can’t be undone, overdoing your lips luckily isn’t one that you’ll have to live with forever — thanks to Cheiloplasty, which is the medical term for lip reduction surgery.

Still, lip reduction surgery isn’t just for those who want to reverse the results of a permanent lip augmentation procedure done in the past — it can benefit those who are unhappy with their naturally larger lips as well.

This procedure is not invasive and provides a solution to large lips that appear to overwhelm other facial features. Dr. Gordon Kaplan is a board certified surgeon who understands the art of lip reduction as well as the complex anatomy.

The main goal of New Jersey patients who are interested in lip reduction surgery is to correct abnormalities and redefine their lip lines to balance out the volume of both the lower and upper lips. Matching the size of their lips to the overall facial features is important for many individuals.

Lip reduction involves removing excess tissue from the lip area. The surgery is usually performed with local anesthesia, although an oral sedation may also be used to provide additional comfort and relaxation. The length of the surgery may last about an hour. The incisions are made inside the mouth, reducing the risk of visible scarring. After removing the excess skin and tissue, Dr. Gordon Kaplan closes the incision using small sutures, often made from dissolvable materials.

The Kaplan Center is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the Lip Reduction treatment. As a premier cosmetic surgery and aesthetic treatment facility in New York and New Jersey, they are well-prepared to serve your Lip Reduction needs. To learn more about a Lip Reduction treatment with The Kaplan Center or to request a consultation at their New York City, Edgewater, or Montvale offices, please call (201) 948-5475 or Contact Us to discuss your options.