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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, adn 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.

Thank you.

Learn more about lip lift pre-op markings in this corresponding blog post.

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