V-Y Lip Advancement
This procedure enhances the vermilion “pout” and projection of the upper and lower lip. It also increases the curvature of Cupid’s bow and it has been used in patients with gummy smile to improve teeth covering.
This procedure is done under local anesthesia and it takes 45 minutes approximatively.
What is the recovery period?
You should expect swelling and bruising for a day or two and it will improve gradually over the next couple of days. The stitches are absorbable and you can go back to work in 3 to 5 days. You will be given detailed instructions to follow before and after your surgery.
What about the scars?
The incision is placed along the lip mucosa; after you have completely healed, the scar will become invisible.