Lip reduction surgery has become increasingly popular in Asian countries. The 15 to 30-minute procedure cuts out the inner side of the upper lip for a thinner look. The patient can get the stitches removed in about a week.
The cost of lip reduction is about 2,200,000 KRW (1,976 USD) to 11,000,000 KRW (9,879 USD). Regarding the procedure's rising popularity, a Thai plastic surgeon Nuttae Nuttapon commented, "Asian people tend to prefer lighter skin, slim face, and thin lips."
On the contrary, women undergoing lip augmenting procedure has increased 50% over the 16 years in America, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons.