My Philtrum is Too Prominent, Can Anything Be Done? (photo)

The ridges are too high making it very prominent and in my opinion masculine looking. Can anything be done to reduce the size of the ridges? I wouldn't want to fill the center because that would just make that area protrude even more.

Doctor Answers 3

Philtrum prominence

There isn't a good way to reliably reduce this feature.  You are best to leave it alone.  Do not try any excision or micro-liposuction of the area - these would be prone to complications.  

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

My Philtrum is Too Prominent, Can Anything Be Done?

IMHO, this should not be touched.  If you'd like to improve the overall appearance of the mouth area aesthetically, try some Restylane or Juvederm to the lips.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Prominent philtrum.

A prominent philtrum will decrease in size as you age. Your philtrum looks great and does not make a masculine appearance. Leave it alone please.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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.