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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by anon
Now that we have very good options for lip fillers, the V-Y operation has really fallen out of favor, due to the scarring, sensitivity, and limited shape change that go along with it. I'd stick with fillers, unless you have a specific anatomic abnormality of your lip.
Absolutely. I have performed V to Y advancement flaps on lips for over 20 years and IMHO it's best applied for irregularities in the lip, not for full lip augmentation. The V to Y advancement flap rolls the red mucosa, of the lip, forward but this is a very thin layer and will only allow more red lip to show. This procedure does not have the ability to increase the lip volume like Alloderm Lip Implants or fillers can. I always augment the lips first (I like...
A v to Y lip enhancement is not a popular operation. Now with fillers like perlane and restylane, and other products, lip augmentation is fairly straight forward.