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I am an African-American with very full lips. Is it possible for me to have...

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I am an African-American with very full lips. Is it possible for me to have liposuction/lip reduction? What are the consequences?

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Lip reduction is done by surgically removing part of the lip lining (mucosa) and tissue. The scar most often is hidden inside the lip. The procedure is safe, and the results are good. Liposuction is usually not used for lip reduction.

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