What’s a philtrum and why do I want one?
Beautiful faces come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common traits. And, with continued awareness of and attention paid to facial aesthetics, different facial features come into focus. Right now, the Philtrum is on everybody’s lips. If you follow the buzz, you’ll know that a short distance between the nose and the upper lip, is a hot topic these days. The Philtrum is the area right in the middle of the upper lip where there are two ridges and a central hollow. Having a short upper lip with defined philtral ridges is feminine, youthful, and beautiful. Unfortunately, over time the distance between the nose and upper lip lengthens and the philtral ridges flatten. This leads to a long, less defined upper lip that gives an older appearance. Sound (or look) familiar?
Non-invasive procedures such as fillers like Versa(TM) and Restylane(TM) can get you a pronounced philtrum as well as a gorgeous cupid’s bow and vermillion border. But sometimes, that’s just not enough and a lip lift may be the answer.
Your only regret will be not doing it sooner.
Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel
With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor. Learn more....
Dr. Onir L. Spiegel
Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry. Learn more....