Lip lift pre-op markings

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.

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