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  • Philtrum Reduction

Philtrum Reduction

Philtrum Reduction

Philtrum reduction that doesn't leave scars!
Smaller face effect by reducing the midface area!

What is Midface Philtrum Reduction Surgery?

It shortens the philtrum between nose and lips to make a long face look shorter.
Philtrum can be long for genetic reasons or caused by aged and saggy skin, orthodontic treatment, teeth extraction and others.

Long philtrum makes the overall facial shape look longer. It affects one’s image in relation to nasolabial angle, thickness and volume of lips, and width of nose alar.

id’s Midface Philtrum Reduction Surgery not only shortens the philtrum but also changes the detailed look around it.


★Is philtrum the reason for a long face?

Have a normal length of chin and a small face but they don't look balanced? Then it's time to check your philtrum!

Long philtrum makes the midface look longer and also when it's located in the lower face. It's because that it breaks the ratio and balance of your face.

ideal length of philtrum and ratio


id’s Philtrum Reduction Surgery with no scars

Previous methods that left scars VS id’s surgery points of philtrum reduction

Previous methods that left scars
id’s surgery points of philtrum reduction


Points of Midface Philtrum Reduction Surgery

Point 1:Correction of nasolabial angle

The ideal angle between nose and philtrum is 95°~100° for women, and 90°~95° for men. In the reduction surgery, the tip of nose bridge can be lifted, which also corrects the nasolabial angle.

Point 2:Correction of lip volume

If you have a thin or flat upper lip it can make the philtrum look longer. However since the philtrum is lifted and sutured, it helps to create volume on your lips.

Point 3:Correction of wide nose alar

With a minimal incision, it narrows the alar. id’s knowhow of hidden incision grabs and lifts it again, which corrects the wide alar of a nose.


Features of Philtrum Reduction

Know-how 1
Philtrum Reduction without any scars

Instead of leaving visible scars caused by long incisions, we operate minimally invasive, hidden incisions inside the nose to prevent scarring.

Know-how 2
Achieve a more balanced symmetry

Considering the ideal facial proportion and philtrum length, you are able to achieve a smaller, more symmetrical face.

Know-how 3
Corrections for the surrounding regions

The operation will not only correct your philtrum, but will also focus on the immediate surrounding areas like your wide alar and upper lip to create a natural and beautiful look.

Surgery Information

Surgery time

1 hour


Local Anesthesia


Not required

Removal of stitches

About 7 days after

Recovery time

1 week

※ Alert: Common side effects such as bleeding and infection may occur post surgery and varies according to each patient so careful attention is needed.

Before and After Photos