What isMaximum amount that can be removed for a lip lift when the distance between the nose and lip is 2.4cm? (photo)
Doctor Answers (2)
Subnasal Lip Lift Skin Removal
In a subnasal lip lift, you do not want to remove more than 1/4 to 1/3 of vertical distance as measured along the philtral columns. Whether that is 6 or 8mms is a judgment between aggressiveness but also wanting to avoid an unnatural and potentially irreversible overdone result. Applying the principle that it is easier to remove more later but you can't reverse it, I would take no more than 6 to 6.5mms of skin. Also a subnasal lip lift will not change the amount of exposed vermilion out to the mouth corners, it will only change the upper in the middle third or within or under the nose area.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.