It is operated in order to shorten this distance and to give a more attractive expression to the lips in persons with a long lip-nose distance. It is the operation of repositioning the upper lip line upwards.
The nose is raised with the incisions hidden in the upper lip junction so that the lip looks up and out. The procedure can be operated under local anesthesia in office conditions. In patients with very thin lips and long lip-to-nose distance, additional lip augmentation makes it possible to obtain a more attractive result.