Philtrum Reduction

※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals

  • Operation time
    1~2 hours
  • Method of anesthesia
    sedative anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stay
    unnecessary
  • Suture removal
    about 3~7 days
  • Visiting for treatment
    1~2 time
  • Recovery time
    about 1 week

What is Philtrum Reduction?

The philtrum is located in the center of the face,
and the overall facial impression differs depending on the location and length of the philtrum.
The ideal ratio of the philtrum is 1:2, and the shorter the philtrum is, you look younger and your face looks smaller,
but if the philtrum is too long, the face will also look longer accordingly.

Those who require
Philtrum Reduction

01

Congenitally long philtrum

02

Long philtrum after the ASO or Two jaw surgery

03

Long philtrum after the orthodontics

04

Long philtrum from the
lips rolling due to aging

05

When the face looks long
due to the philtrum

06

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Ideal Philtrum Length

Ideal philtrum ratio 1:2

Long philtrum ratio 1: 1

Short philtrum ratio 1:3

Surgical Method of Philtrum Reduction

Sub-nasal incision

Appropriate for long philtrum

The philtrum length can be reduced to preferred length.

Natural reduction

The upper lip coming down rigidly can be improved.

Unclear philtrum ridge can be improved.