Question : I had a severe allergic reaction where my lips swelled dramatically and they’ve not quite returned to normal. Is there any way to reduce their size and improve them?
Answer : After allergic reactions, I like to tell my patients to wait one full year to allow the lips to remodel and get the final result. Sometimes after a year, my patients return and note that they do not require any further procedure and the lips are back to normal. However, in some patients, there is either an asymmetry of the lip or the lips are much more swollen compared to what they were before they had the severe allergic reaction. In this case, I offer the patients reduction cheiloplasty to improve this.