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Lip Reduction

Patients sometimes feel that their lips are not in aesthetic harmony with the rest of their facial features. These patients may seek lip reduction surgery alone or in combination with other aesthetic enhancements or treatment for aging changes. Lip reduction is a delicate procedure which removes small amounts of the lip tissue in the upper and/or lower lips, and results in a reshaping of the lip tissue.

As a face specialist, Dr. Ransom understands the important role that the lips play in facial aesthetics. In addition, he knows that the size, shape, and proportion of the lips has an intimate relationship with patients’ identities. Dr. Ransom works closely with all his patients to make sure that their result meets their expectations, and is sensitive to each patients’ unique desires. During your confidential consultation, Dr. Ransom will discuss with you the details of lip reduction and your vision.

Who is a candidate?
Anyone who is interested in reducing the size of the lips is a candidate for lip reduction. Dr. Ransom will work closely with you to help identify the exact areas of your lips that you feel need improvement. The only contraindications for a lip reduction procedure are active infection (including “cold sores”), or inflammatory and autoimmne conditions that cause blistering or open sores in the mouth or lips. These require adequate treatment before the procedure can be performed. Dr. Ransom is happy to discuss details of the procedure during your confidential consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will lip reduction change the way my mouth moves or affect the way I speak?
A: No. Lip reduction does not affect the nerves or muscle of the mouth. Immediately following the procedure there will be a mild amount of swelling and soreness. This is temporary and generally resolves within a few days. Sutures are in place for five to seven days, before being removed y Dr. Ransom. As your healing progresses, your lips will move normally and naturally.

Q: Is it possible to change the size of the upper only, or the lower only?
A: Yes. Dr. Ransom will work closely with you to determine the exact treatment plan that will best help you reach your aesthetic goals. It is common to treat only one lip, either the upper or the lower. Dr. Ransom is a face specialist and understands that everyone’s face is different. He will gladly go over the details of the procedure and your specific questions during your confidential consultation.

Q: Are the incisions visible? How long does it take to heal?
A: Dr. Ransom hides the incisions in the soft lip tissues and uses the smallest sutures possible in repairing the lips. The result, after healing, is virtually invisible incisions. The lips typically heal very quickly, and most patients are fully healed between one and two weeks. Attentive postoperative care makes the healing even faster.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.

5.0

Based on 19 reviews

Christina G.
I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!
Tk I.
I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!
Joey B.
I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.
Edward T.
Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.
Lisa C.
Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.
Cheryl H.
Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.
Jill P.
I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.
Arielle C.
Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.