V-Y Lip Augmentation - Sunset, LA

Initially I had gone in as an out of town patient...

Initially I had gone in as an out of town patient wanting a lip lift. I had sent in all required documents to have a email consult but had learned that when I had gotten there that the lip lift was not recommended. I instead opted for the v-y procedure. He said he would make a very slight change and very slight it was indeed. I almost don't even notice the difference at all. I did want a subtle change but I also did want to be happy with the results. I am aware that plastic surgery is never perfect but I have spent far too much money to have this be my result. I am disappointed.
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

I am left with a slightly unsymmetrical upper lip and barely noticeable results.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
2 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
3 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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I agree that there is only a slight difference. Your lips are beautiful in both photos however.
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I think you had beautiful lips to begin with. You look fine but I guess you are more concerned about the money you spent. I guess you will have to chalk this one up to a risk you take with any elective plastic surgery. Like valborg said at least you are not disfigured or botched. I had a lip lift years ago & it came out great. I had another one done 5 weeks ago & I think my upper lip is a little over done. I am sure it will settle down with time. Maybellineo
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maybellineo i'd appreciate any insights re your lip lift experience you would be willing to share with me.
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Thank you for sharing on RealSelf. I hadn't heard of the V-Y augmentation before, so had to look it up. Here's more information about a V-Y procedure for others coming across your review or if you'd just like to read up yourself.

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You poor thing...how disappointing...I had a different problem with my gull-wing lip advancement. My PS also did a v-y under my cupid's bow without discussing it with me. It's been almost a year, and my lips are a mess with this piece of skin hanging below my cupid's bow. I am now in the process of having another surgeon attempt to correct the problem; however, he is not promising a great result...just an improvement. Valborg
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