Is A Subnasal Lip Lift A Good Look For A Man?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a somewhat long philtrum and was wondering what the options were to correct this? I have heard of lip lifts, but am hesitant as I feel it would look too feminine or unnatural (I am a guy).

My nose is also somewhat short (contributing to the long philtrum). I was wondering whether the nose could be elongated, fixing two birds with one stone.

Thank you for reading!

A: Thank you for your inquiry. The only methods to shorten a long philtrum are excisional, either a lip lift or a vermilion advancement. Many men do them and I am not aware that it feminizes their mouth area. But the only way to know for sure is to have computer imaging done to see how it looks from your perspective.

Nasal lengthening can be done and always takes cartilage grafting to do so. The only question is how much lengthening is needed and what type of cartilage grafts are needed to do so.

For the both the lip and nose I would need to see some pictures for both an evaluation as well as to perform computer imaging of potential changes for you to see.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana