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
  • 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


Congenitally long philtrum


Long philtrum after the ASO or Two jaw surgery


Long philtrum after the orthodontics


Long philtrum from the
lips rolling due to aging


When the face looks long
due to the philtrum


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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.