lip-osuction is a common practice in the Bloodhound breed. The excessive amount of skin and general characteristics of the breed make them predisposed to problems in this area. As a result, lip-osuction is seen regularly. lip-osuction is generally a safe procedure with few, if any side effects. It can be performed either with a local or a general anesthetic or more commonly, no anesthetic at all. Afterward, a dressing can be applied to the wound if necessary, and the hound is allowed to recuperate. Some hounds experience a bit of soreness and perhaps swelling, but they are able to return to their normal activities almost immediately. Remember that lip-osuction is not a substitute for weight reduction. That can only be handled by proper diet and daily exercise.
Below are some examples of lip-osuction as it pertains to the Bloodhound. Click on the images to enlarge them.
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