Cupid's Bow Lip Augmentation

Cupid's Bow Lip Augmentation

Many people are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their lips. The main complaints relate to how thin their lips appear and the lack of that Hollywood, Angelina Jolie caliber fullness. Previously, lip augmentation was accomplished primarily through injections of collagen, Radiesse, or through fat transfers, but these are short-term techniques that require consistent maintenance. Lip implants have become a popular way to permanently enhance the look of lips, but some people don’t want such an invasive procedure. Enter the Cupid’s Bow Procedure, also referred to as the V to Y advancement surgery. It delivers fullness and definition to upper lips without the use of implants or the need for numerous return trips to the plastic surgeon.

Permanently Fuller Lips Through Cupid’s Bow Procedure

The arch of the upper lip is known as the Cupid’s Bow for its resemblance to the Greek God’s famous bow. For many people, the arch lacks volume and definition, and so they want to lips that are more prominent. The V to Y surgery consists of making three, v-shaped incisions on the inside of the upper lip. The incisions are then stitched together and the flaps of tissue in between are pushed forward. This creates a more defined Cupid’s Bow and a fuller upper lip.

Benefits and Side Effects of Cupid’s Bow Procedure

Cupid’s Bow lip augmentation is a permanent solution to getting a fuller upper lip, and it only takes one procedure. There is very little downtime after the surgery, so patients can return to their daily activities fairly quickly. Also, the patient is awake during surgery, eliminating the risks associated with anesthesia.

There are some side effects of Cupid’s Bow lip enhancement. The minor side effects include swelling, tenderness and pain. These symptoms usually subside quickly, and any remaining pain can be handled with an over-the-counter painkiller.

How Much Does Cupid’s Bow Lip Augmentation Cost?

The cost of V to Y lip enhancement surgery can vary depending on the plastic surgeon, the extent of surgery and the geographic region. On average, it usually costs anywhere between $1,000 and $1,800, but this will fluctuate with each individual. A majority of doctors will offer patient financing to help people fund their surgery, so it’s a good idea to get this information from your doctor.

Selecting Cupid’s Bow Surgery

Even with the benefits of Cupid’s Bow procedure, this lip enhancement procedure may not be the best course of treatment for each individual. The best way to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this surgery is to consult with a certified plastic surgeon. He or she can analyze your lips and determine if surgery is the best way to go, or if you require less invasive fillers. A trained doctor can also answer any questions you have about the treatment so you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your lip augmentation surgery.

To find out more about Cupid’s Bow lip enhancement, or to set up a personal consultation with a certified plastic surgeon, contact us today.

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