What is V-Y lip augmentation?
A V-Y lip augmentation is a surgical technique the increases the amount of lip that will show on an individual. The area of the lip that we find attractive is the red colored lip. As we age, our lips will thin and the amount of red lip that shows, and thus the fullness of the lip diminishes significantly leaving the lip less pleasing esthetically. The V-Y procedure will augment the lip through a specific surgical approach. I have not performed a V-Y lip augmentation in quite some time as the potential complications and irregularities that can result from the procedure simply outweighed the potential benefits of the procedure and given the alternatives to lip augmentation, I am quite pleased with the results that I am able to obtain with the use of dermal fillers to the lips for augmentation.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld