Cupid's Bow Surgery

Is There a Cupids Bow Surgery Preformed Like the One Done by Dr Orden on the Doctors Tv Program?

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My partner (Drew Ordon) and I do this surgery all the time.  As we do it (and as we did it on the show The Doctors) there are not external incisions.  We used a V to Y flap advancement technique.  We also add fat transfer to the procedure if we need to.  The key thing is:  every patient is an individual and the procedure varies person to person.  An open and thorough consultation is where to ask:  "How will you do it on me?"

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Lip aesthetics

Cupid's bow incisions to remove upper lip skin in order to raise the upper lip sound good. In reality though the associated incision scar can detract from the result so the cure is worse than the disease. I have seen some done in Rio that looked excellent but I am sure that surgeon had many that did not look so good. I have seen some that looked horrendous. It is a gamble I will not venture to take. I would be careful about having cosmetic procedures that you see on television for the first time. Because plastic surgery has been so overdone on television the show producers are looking for out of the norm or shock value procedures/case scenarios and the often do not show the end result evident some months afterward.

Aaron Stone, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

V to Y advancement of the lip mucosa to enhance the cupid's bow..

This procedure shown on the Doctors show, creates eversion of the cupid's bow, by advancing the upper lip mucosa by a V to Y flap. The non surgical procedure that accomplishes the same thing is injection of Restylane Silk or Restylane. I would definitely do this non permanent and reversible injection first before I perform that surgery on a patient, just to make sure they like the upturned upper lip. Some people don't like the duck lip effect that this procedure could produce.

Farhad Rafizadeh, MD
Morristown Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

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Cupid's Bow Surgery on The Doctors by Dr. Orden

Hi K,

Beware of plastic surgery procedures that you see on television shows such as the Doctors.  Cupid's Bow surgery requires incisions around the lips which can lead to very disturbing scars.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
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Cupid's bow surgery

I am not sure of the procedure you are referring to.  I have been performing a lip lift with gret patient satisfaction for years.  I do occasionally do a touch up, as the patient may want more lift or definition, but the scars are well hidden/accepted.

Scott E. Kasden, MD, FACS
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