Lip Augmentation – WY or VY plasty
WY plasty and VY plasty are methods for surgical lip augmentation with permanent effect. These outpatient operations increase the volume and pink surface area, without the use of implants. Dr. Nikolay Serdev has modified and improved the procedure in a way that allows for maximum increase, even with thin lips.
Оperative trauma is reduced to minimal. The lips heal fast, within 3-5 days. Hyposensitivity could persist for no more than 2-3 months. This is the only inconvenience of the procedure.
About the procedure
During the WY or VY plasty, the surgeon performs various manipulations to create the new look of your lips. The cuts are made from the inside of the mouth, pushing the musculature outward. In this way, the visible pink surface of the lips increases. This method can not only augment, but also to reduce lip volume.
After the permanent lip augmentation procedure, you should cover your lips with ice packs multiple times for the first 48 hours. This will stop any small bleeding and reduce swelling. You must not apply ice after this period, because vessels will contract, tissue regeneration will reduce and thus swelling will augment. We advise against excessive talking, smiling or laughing (i.e. moving and stretching of the lips) for about a week. Swelling is common and usually persists for 7-10 days. During the postoperative period, patients take analgesics to reduce the pain when necessary. They should avoid sunlight and solid foods and use lip care. Possible numbness around the lips will resolve mostly within 4-6 weeks.
For patients who prefer a non-surgical approach, we can offer lip augmentation with implants.
Even though we have no complications, every procedure involves possibility of such. The patient must discuss this with the surgeon prior to undergoing the procedure and so avoid performing actions which may infect the lips.
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Proportions of the Lips
Correct aesthetic proportions determine the beauty of the face and lips play a major part. In volume, the mouth should correspond to the volume of the eyes and eyebrows. Excess volume can have a harmful effect on beauty! The upper and lower lips should be equal in volume, juicy, with sexy borderline appearance. VY or WY plasty for surgical lip augmentation is one way of achieving permanently correct volume and proportions.
Most young patients seek lip augmentation as a strive to grace and way to better perceive themselves. For adults it is more important to create volume and block muscle pressure, in order to prevent or stop lip wrinkling, as well as dry and atrophy appearance.
Thin lips are often congenital. However, with age and atrophy of muscles, the lips lose their volume. They become dry and wrinkled, due to perioral muscle activity. In any case, it is important to express the lip contour and increase volume of the lips’ pink mucosa – the so called “kissing surface“.
Patients must be at least 18 years of age.