Lip reconstruction may be considered for both functional and cosmetic purposes. It can help to achieve a balanced relationship between the upper and lower lips, enhance facial appearance by modifying the lips while maintaining their normal function, or may be done to correct abnormalities.
It alters the posture of the lips by removing some of the excess tissue or changes its shape to correct abnormal defects. In the reconstructive process, there may be more incisions and/or donor sites created to harvest the tissue used for closure. These incisions will form scars that will heal and fade over time. Additional procedures may be needed such as scar revisions, flap division, and inset, and scar care after the area of lip surgery is healed.
Lip reconstruction remains challenging and is very important to go to an experienced and certified doctor for optimal advise.