V-Y Lip Lift – V to Y Lip Advancement – V to Y Lip Augmentation
A V to Y Lip Lift, also known as a V-Y Lip Advancement, is a great procedure for patients who want to have fuller, plumper lips.One of the best facial plastic surgeons that offers the V to Y Lip Lift to patients with thin lips, is Dr. Andrew Jacono.
Dr. Jacono is a fellowship trained dual board certified facial plastic surgeon who is considered by his peers and patients to be one of the very best in the field of facial rejuvenation which includes all areas of the face, neck, cheeks, lips, nose, eyes, ears, and forehead.
What is a V to Y Lip Lift?
A v-y lip lift is a surgical procedure that helps to ad volume to thin upper or lower lips.The procedure begins with a small incision in the shape of a V located within the mucosa of the upper or lower lips.Dr. Jacono then lifts the mucosa to add more volume and then closes the incision which ends up in the shape of a Y. Therefore, the procedure is called a V to Y lip lift since the original V incision is transformed to now look like a Y.
Lip augmentation procedures that involve the increase of volume to the lips are generally accomplished using an injectable filler being placed directly into the lips to make them look fuller.However, the V to Y approach uses existing tissue with the lips to accomplish the same goal.Dr. Jacono carefully arranges the soft lip tissue along the inner lip lining which if how the appearance of plumper, fuller lips are accomplished. By doing this, the results from Dr. Jacono's lip augmentations become a more permanent solution.
Benefits of a V-Y Lip Lifts Include:
- Increase volume to lips
- A more permanent augmentation solution
- Restore balance to the lips
- No visible scarring
What to Expect with a V-Y Lip Lift
Dr Jacono performs the lip lift in one of his surgical centers located in either New York City or on Long Island in Great Neck.The procedure takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour to complete and usually done under a local anesthesia.
There is no visible scarring from this procedure since all of the incisions take place inside the mouth. Some patients may experience some slight swelling which will subside on its on usually within 7 days.
V to Y Lip Augmentation Candidates
The best candidates for a V-Y lip augmentation include men and women who are in good general shape, are non-smokers, and wish to increase volume to their lips without the use of dermal fillers.It is also a great procedure for patients who have naturally thin or flat lips.To determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure, it is recommended that you meet with Dr. Jacono for an in-person consultation. During that time, Dr. Jacono will listen to your concerns and determine if the V-Y Lip Lift is the right procedure to meet your surgical goals.
Good Lip Lift Candidates Include:
- A desire for fuller lips without fillers
- Those with naturally unbalanced lips
- lips that are too thin and are shapeless
- Previous rhinoplasty procedure has left the upper lip too long
Schedule Your V-Y Lip Augmentation Consultation
To learn more about lip lift procedures or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrew Jacono, please contact our Long Island office at 516-773-4646 or our New York City location at 212-570-2500.You may also fill out our complimentary online consultation form and one of our patient care specialists will be able to assist you.