An Upper lip lift shortens the skin distance that is between the top of the upper lip and the base of the nose. Watch as I explain the markings made during pre-op for a lip lift patient.
These are my markings for a Lip lift.
The first marking is where the nose meets the lip, and this is a natural line, so it is very easily hidden.
The other markings are for normal anatomic structures, like the philtrum… these are two little columns in here – and I want to lighten them up as they go into the nose.
Last, we measure the same distance all over, from here to here to here to here to here – and it creates this pattern called the mustache pattern.
The distance on this patient was 1.2 centimeters.