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Surgical Pearls
Mar/Apr 2018

Combining Rhinoplasty With Upper Lip–Lift Using a Single Incision Line

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  • 1Nasal Surgery Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018;20(2):166-167. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2017.1477

The length of the upper lip has a great impact on the appearance of aesthetic nasal proportions, in particular, the perception of the nasal tip projection. Simons 1 estimated as esthetically ideal an upper lip length approximately equal to that of the nasal base. The combination of an open rhinoplasty with a lip-lift should be therefore considered if the upper lip length exceeds the length of the surgically planned nasal tip projection.

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