Does the philitrum play a part in lip protrusion?
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Philitrum and Lip Injection
I would definitely encourage you to have the lip philitrum injected as part of the lip augmentation. This will give you a natural look and help correct the upper lip. Please consult an expert. Best, Dr. Green
Fillers Can Restore Or Enhance The Phitrum & May Secondarily Add Some Lift To The Upper Lip
In profile view, the upper lip ideally protrudes about 1-2mm beyond that of the lower lip. Restoring the philtrum in someone who either constitutionally does not have well defined philtral columns or has lost the philtrum due to age-related volume loss in the white portion of the upper lip may secondarily help to impart some lift to the upper lip and thereby may possibly diminish some of the upper lip protrusion troubling you. Your doctor may choose to test this out before actually embarking on treatment by injecting a small amount of saline or diluted anesthetic solution into the philtrum to assess the secondary benefits to the upper lip. The affect of the test solution lasts about five minutes, which is usually sufficient to make the assessment of potential benefits of actual treatment.
You would do well to seek consultation with a board certified aesthetic physician with experience and expertise in nonsurgical lip augmentation and rejuvenation.
Lip Fillers Long Term, Use Cannulas and a Conservative approach
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