Where is the Cupid Bow Area Part of Your Face?

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Where is Cupid's Bow?

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   Cupid's bow is the central part of the upper lip that looks a U and has the philtrum in the middle.

Cupid's Bow

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The cupid's bow is the part of your central upper lip which has two peaks toward the nose. It resembles the shape of an archery bow (bow and arrow). It is important in making the shape of your upper lip pleasing.

Cupid's Bow

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This area includes the two high points or crests of your upper lip - if you're curious about Botox to this region of your mouth, consulting with a well-trained and experienced provider will give you all of the necessary information on how it works.

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Where is the Cupid's Bow?

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Hi Robin.  The Cupid's Bow is on the upper lip.  The bow itself is the two uppermost points of the upper lip that reach up toward the nose.  

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
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Cupids Bow Of The Lip Is Very Attractive

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The cupid's bow is the shape of the upper lip where the sides of the upper lip meet the central part called the central tubercle and philtrall collums.  These anatomic finds lead to a well shaped and attractive lip.  There are natural variations in definition, e.g. Angelina Jolie vs Michelle Pfieffer, but aging causes you to lose this definition.  Restoration can be achieved with different procedures depending on your speciific findings.  Good luck!

Cupids bow

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Agree with the rest.  I always like to tell patients it is that sensuous little finger dent in the upper lip that rests between the two vertical lines called the philtral ridge.  A great cupids bow gives the upper lip that depth and definition every woman (and man for that matter) desires. 

Steven Swengel, MD
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Where is the cupid's bow on the face

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It's the mid upper, central lip where it peaks. Some people have a very pronounced cupid's bow, others don't have much of a bow at all.

Cupid's Bow and Upper Lip

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Dr Yoo described it well. Check out Taylor Swift's upper lip on Google images and you will see the shape of the bow.

Cupid's bow of the upper lip

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"Cupid's bow" refers to the central portion of the upper lip where the philtral columns create the peaks of the bow.  

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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