How can I best shorten my philtrum to make face look more balanced? (photo)
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Shortening the Philtrum
If you really feel like your philtrum is too long, you can definitely do upper lip lift, but since we cannot evaluate based from your front view photo alone, it will still be best to see a specialist or at least your side view photo for better evaluation.
Lip lift vs. filler
Thank you for your question! This is not as clear cut, unfortunately, as you would think. In general, it depends on what the goal is for your rhinoplasty - that will really help determine what would work best. If you are shortening the nose, or rotating it up, then filling the lips may be a temporary fix, however, it will not lead to long term results that you will like. In those cases, a modified lip lift that is designed to give you volume as well as projection can help. Often times I wait 4-6 months after the rhinoplasty to get an idea of what the final relationship will be before determining which to do. Everyone is a little different, and thus, it is better to tailor the procedure to each individual. I hope this helps! Best of luck.