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Lots of concerns about philtrum reduction?


First impressions matter a lot when people encounter one another for the first time. And therefore, Philtrum, which is located in the middle of the face, can greatly affect one’s image depending on its length and position. It can even be a factor of an old-looking image.
Philtrum surgery can change one’s impression for a youthful

philtrum reduction

Many people want the surgery, but they tend to worry a lot about scars. The incisions for philtrum surgery are generally classified into under-nose incision and lip-line incision. But since the appropriate surgery method has to be applied depending on one’s philtrum shape and lip shape, it is very important to get the right diagnosis after a thorough consultation. The most ideal ratio from lower lip and lower chin is 1/2.

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Lip line incision

This incision method is the resolution for both long philtrum and thin upper lips. Wing-shaped incision is made on the upper lip in order to correct the droopiness of the lip corners and enlarge the lip size at the same time with minimal scars.


Under-nose incision

The incision size depends on the thickness of the lips, and those with long philtrum who needs large incisions are recommended with this method.


All invasive surgeries have possibilities of leaving scars. However, their severity depends on each individuals bodily conditions, post-operative care, and the surgeon’s experience. The two methods above has its own pros and cons so it’s important to decide on the right method. Also, depending on each philtrum shapes and length, the improvements can be made with simple thread lifting and filler procedures. So please consults a surgeon with a lot of experience and pick the suitable solution.



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