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
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
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.
Achieve a more balanced symmetry
Considering the ideal facial proportion and philtrum length, you are able to achieve a smaller, more symmetrical face.
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.
Removal of stitches
About 7 days after