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Lip thinning

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Lip reduction at Clínica Sanza in Barcelona consists of redefining its contour and volume, resecting the excess tissue or rearranging it to achieve a desired aesthetic and harmonious result in harmony with the rest of the facial structure.

This decrease in lips may be due to several factors:
  • Large lips from birth
  • Individuals who have had silicone or biopolymers in the past
  • People who have had hyaluronic acid and find their lips too large
Clínica Sanza in Barcelona, is a reference center in the treatment of lip reduction.


At Clínica Sanza we rely on the Sagrat Cor Hospital, part of the Quirónsalud group, to perform our surgical procedures.

Its prestige, facilities, medical and sanitary personnel, as well as its technology endorse it.


People who wish to improve the profile of their lips due to too much volume.

People whose lips have been deformed after the application of permanent substances.

Ethnic people with more prominent lips who desire lip reduction.


It is performed under local anesthesia (as when we go to the dentist). It consists of opening inside the mucosa of the upper lip, lower lip or both, if necessary. The labial mucosa is then retracted and sutured so that the lips are in perfect condition.


  • 1 to 2 hours



  • Evaluation of the area to determine the adequacy of the treatment.
  • Follow specific guidelines determined by the doctor
  • CBC and tests on cardiac and respiratory status


  • Local and sedation if desired


  • Ambulatory


  • Good oral hygiene with mouthwashes
  • Medication if required
  • Adapted soft diet for a few days to avoid oral discomfort
  • Mandatory check-ups after a few days, a few weeks and a few months, according to prescription


  • 2 to 6 days depending on lip deformity
  • Immediate and virtually painless recovery


  • Very satisfactory result
  • Natural appearance and consistency
  • Improvement of the patient’s psychological profile and self-esteem.


  • Simple-medium intervention


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  • Risks inherent to the procedure: care of the stitches in the mucosa
  • Risks of any operation: bleeding, infection, impaired healing


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Whatever your case may be, do not hesitate to contact us.
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Frequently asked questions about lip dissolution surgery

What does lip thinning refer to?

Lip reduction is a simple surgical procedure in which we remove excess lip volume, upper, lower or both, to give a more aesthetic and natural appearance.

Who should have a lip reduction?

Any patient who does not agree with the volume or shape of the lip, whether it is the case of a lip that is naturally large or lips that have been injected with substances, usually permanent silicone type, biopolymers or other substances that leave their mark on the lip tissues, deforming them and giving an unsightly and unnatural appearance.

Why do some girls have lips like "black puddings" or like a duck's mouth?

One of the probable causes is that permanent materials such as biopolymers or silicones have been placed on the lips and, with the passage of time, have shifted to the sides of the lips or accumulated to form lumps, which gives the characteristic appearance of two lipsticks that are so unsightly.

Does this duck's mouth have a solution?

Yes. By performing a lip reduction, it is possible to totally or partially eliminate the foreign substances in the lip, restoring the natural proportion to each of the areas.

How soon will I be able to speak normally after lip reduction?

Once the intervention has been performed, you can talk, but do not laugh loudly or gesticulate too much. There are patients who undergo a small reduction and others who undergo a much larger reduction or in different areas. In any case, once the lip is deflated, you will be able to gesture and eat normally, this may take 3 to 5 days after surgery.

Will I lose lip sensitivity if I have a reduction?

No, although there may be a temporary decrease in sensitivity and mobility, this depends on the extent of the reduction, but usually after 5 to 10 days the lip has recovered.

Is there a need for stitches in a lip reduction?

Yes, although these stitches are reabsorbable, that is, they do not need to be removed, although occasionally they can be removed once the lip is healed without waiting for them to fall out on their own, and this is after 7-10 days.

How complicated is it to remove silicone from the lips?

It is performed under local anesthesia or sedation (like that of the dentist), lasts about an hour and once finished you can go home peacefully. It is not complicated for us. We have many years of experience and we are pioneers in removing silicone from the lips. We have done more than 500 patients with this problem.

What is lip reconstruction?

Lip reconstruction encompasses all those procedures aimed at restoring natural function and shape to the lips, whether due to congenital problems, trauma, iatrogenesis, burns or disease. Since there are so many corrective possibilities, a thorough evaluation by the surgical team at Clínica Sanza is always necessary to determine which procedure is the most appropriate for your case.

Why don't many "famous" people do it?

Yes, frankly there are and we still see many people with exaggerated and ugly lips. We can’t decide if these people are happy with their lips and want them that way to attract attention or if they want to have more natural lips. Sometimes they want them that way. Other times, they are afraid to have surgery, but most people do not have it removed due to lack of knowledge. Many believe that they would be left without lips, but this is not true.

If I have the silicone removed, will I have no lips?

No, of course not. We can show you hundreds of cases and you will be able to see how beautiful lips look and not small. We can even remove part of the silicone if desired. It does not always have to be all or nothing.


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