Lip Augmentation – WY or VY plasty
Lip Augmentation and Proportions
The beauty of the face is determined by its proper aesthetic proportions and lips are part of them. In volume, they should correspond to the volume of the eyes and eyebrows. The upper and lower lips should be equal in volume, juicy at the profile line, with sexy borderline appearance. Lip augmentation is one way of achieving correct volume and proportions.
Young girls seek grace and visible appearance. For adults it is more important to create volume in oreder to prevent or stop lip wrinkling, as well as dry and atrophy appearance. Thin lips are often congenital, but with age and atrophy of muscles the lips lose their volume, become dry and wrinkled, due to perioral muscle activity. In any case, it is important to express the lip contour and increase pink mucosa volume of the lips or the so called "kissing surface".
Patients must be at least 18 years of age.
Cosmetic surgery enjoys a variety of methods for lip augmentation: by implants or by own tissue (WY or VY plasty).
WY and VY plasty - for permanent result
WY and VY plasty outpatient operations inside the lips increase the volume and the pink surface area permanently, with a very good and stable result.
Prof. Dr. Serdev has modified and improved the procedure in a way that allows for maximum increase, even with thin lips, and trauma is reduced.
The lips heal fast - within 3-5 days. Hyposensitivity could persist for no more than 2-3 months. This is the only inconvenience but the result is permanent, without using foreign bodies. This operation should be performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon.
Lip margin skin excision gives poor results with visible scars and should be abandoned.
About the procedure
The surgeon performs various manipulations to create а new look for your lips. The cuts are made from the inside of your mouth, involving only skin and mucous membranes. Flaps are created to either shorten the distance or to fill the desired space.
Every procedure has its complications. This one includes: allergic reactions to collagen, haematoma of the donor site, skin scaring, infections, asymmetry of the lips, impaired lip function and sensation changes.
After the procedure your lips will be covered with ice packs for the first 24 hours. You'll be asked to avoid excessive talking, smiling or laughing for about a week. Oral analgesics are provided to reduce the pain. Swelling is very common it usually persists for 7-10 days. During the postoperative period it is recommended to use ice packs, avoid sunlight and solid food and use special saline for lip care. You may also feel numbness around the lips, which usually resolves after 4-6 weeks.