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V to Y Lip Augmentation

Information about V to Y Lip Augmentation Procedures with Dr. Andrew Jacono in New York, NY.

What Is a V to Y Lip Augmentation?

V to Y Lip Lift Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono Reviews Before & After Lip Lift Patient Photos.

A V to Y lip lift, also known as a V-Y lip advancement, is a surgical procedure tailored to patients who desire fuller, plumper lips. Dr. Andrew Jacono is one of the best facial plastic surgeons who offer this lift.

A V-Y lip lift adds volume to thin upper or lower lips. A small incision in the shape of a V is placed within the mucosa of the lips. Dr. Jacono then lifts the mucosa to add volume to the area. Finally, he closes the incision in the shape of a Y.

Generally, lip augmentation procedures that increase volume employ dermal fillers. These fillers are injected directly into the lips. Unlike these procedures, however, the V to Y lip lift uses existing lip tissue to accomplish dramatic goals.

Dr. Jacono carefully arranges soft lip tissue along the inner lip lining, which creates plumper lips. The V to Y lip lift is also more permanent than dermal fillers

Benefits of this Lip Lift Technique Include:

  • Increased lip volume
  • A more permanent augmentation solution
  • Restored lip balance
  • No visible scarring

How Long Does a Lip Augmentation Last?

Unlike some other cosmetic lip solutions, V to Y lip augmentation results is permanent. This means that patients will never have to undergo another surgical or filler procedure to maintain results.

What Is the Difference Between Lip Fillers and Lip Augmentation?

There are a few key differences between lip fillers and lip augmentation. Lip fillers, on the one hand, offer instant results, have a very short recovery time, and are less expensive. While lip augmentation, on the other hand, is permanent, offers more dramatic results, and may have higher associated risks like bleeding, bruising, and swelling.

Lip augmentations also cost more than a lip filler session. However, prospective patients should be aware that, over time, surgical lip augmentation is a more economical option than fillers. This is because fillers must be frequently reinjected to provide consistent results. Costs quickly accumulate.

What to Expect from a V to Y Lip Augmentation

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V-Y Lip Lift Illustration

Dr. Jacono performs lip augmentation in either his New York City or Long Island surgical center. The procedure takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour to complete. Usually, it is performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area.

Because all incisions are made in the mouth, there is no visible surgical scarring. Some patients experience swelling, but this subsides on its own within 7 days.

Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

The best candidates for V-Y lip augmentation are men and women who want to increase the volume of their lips without dermal fillers. It is also a great procedure for those who have naturally flat or thin lips. Patients should be in good general health, and refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol before and after surgery.

The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to meet with Dr. Jacono for a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Jacono will determine whether the V-Y lip lift is the best procedure for your goals.

Overall, good lip lift candidates include:

  • Those who want fuller lips without fillers
  • Those with naturally unbalanced lips
  • Those with lips that are thin and shapeless
  • Those who had a rhinoplasty that left the upper lip too long

Why Choose Dr. Jacono?

Dr. Jacono is a fellowship-trained, dual-board-certified plastic surgeon. He is considered by peers and patients to be the very best in the field.

To learn more about lip augmentation procedures, or to schedule your consultation, please contact his offices. His Long Island location can be reached at 516-773-4646. His New York City location can be reached at 212-570-2500.

You may also fill out our complimentary online consultation form, and one of our patient care specialists will be happy to assist you.

Before and After V to Y Lip Augmentation Photos

V to Y Lip Augmentation Before and After Patient 1:

This female patient wanted to have fuller, balanced upper and lower lips. Dr. Jacono performed a V to Y lip augmentation to address her concerns. You can see in the after photo that both lips are fuller and upper lip is much more balanced.

v to y lip augmentation before and after photo

V to Y Lip Augmentation Before and After Patient 2:

This young lady felt that her upper lip was too thin. She wanted her lips to be fuller and look similar in volume. Using a V to Y lip augmentation procedure, Dr. Jacono was able to restore balance to both lips and give her a fuller, poutier upper lip.

v to y lip augmentation before and after pictures

V to Y Lip Augmentation Before and After Patient 3:

Wanting to a permanent solution to fuller lips, this patient opted to undergo a V to Y lip augmentation with Dr. Andrew Jacono. Her lips were already balanced, but you can see how much fuller her lips are in the after photo. She loves her pouty lips.

v to y lip augmentation before and after patient photos

V to Y Lip Augmentation Before and After Patient 4:

This female patient wanted to have her upper lip to match the fullness of her bottom lip. To address this, Dr. Jacono performed a V to Y lip augmentation to plump up her upper lip as a more permanent solution without the need for fillers. You can see in her after photo that her upper lip is plump and full and both lips are balanced.

v to y lip augmentation before and after

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