Chin To Philtrum Ratio – The Ideal Ratio for Men

  • by Matt Phelps

When examining a person's face from the front, one may determine the chin to philtrum ratio by looking at the relationship between the two facial features.

The philtrum is the region between the nose and the upper lip's border, whereas the chin is measured from the lower lip's border to its lowest point.

The length of the bottom part of the face may be measured by comparing the chin to the philtrum ratio.

The angle may be determined by taking the height of the chin and dividing it by the height of the philtrum.

The ratio of your chin to your philtrum should be between 2.0 and 2.25.

The ideal ratio for males is around 2.25 to 1, while the ideal ratio for women is 2.0 to 1.

The bottom part of the face is kept in proportion thanks to the chin.

It is one of the golden proportions that characterize the human face (1 to 1.6).

A perfect proportion is achieved when the chin, philtrum, and lips are compared.

However, the chin-length ought to be double that of the philtrum.

Any deviation from this ratio will result in an unbalanced appearance on the face.

This ratio is quite important for making a good first impression.

The maxilla is pulled downward by gravity as we become older, which causes the philtrum to grow longer.

The length of the philtrum is a good indicator of whether or not a person has a baby face or an older face.

If you have a lengthy philtrum, your face will often appear that you are older than you are.

The data shown in the following table indicate how the height of the philtrum changes with age and gender.

By the time a person reaches the age of 90, the philtrum may have shrunk by as much as 5 or 6 millimetres, depending on the gender.


Philtrum Length and Age

Zanki et al. (2002) assessed the length of the philtrum, nasal protrusion, and the length of nose on subjects ranging in age from birth to 97 years.

Their measurements for the nose length demonstrated that this feature continues to expand as we age.

In a related vein, it supported the fact that persons of advanced age often had broader noses.













Female (mm)











Male (mm)











When a person gets older, their philtrum becomes longer, and the ratio of their chin to their philtrum gets smaller.



Mewing and the Philtrum

Normal craniofacial dystrophy is to blame for the gradual elongation of the philtrum with ageing.

On the other hand, maintaining a healthy mouth posture and chewing on tough meals helps slow the ageing process.

Mewing requires constant tongue placement on the roof of the mouth, with the teeth coming into gentle contact.

This protects your appearance from deterioration with age by acting as a counterbalance to the gravitational pull that is always acting on you.

The typical process of craniofacial dystrophy that occurs with age may be reversed when treatment is given enough attention.

As a result, many individuals notice that they seem younger as a result of this.

Even though this guy began mewing at 29, you can tell that his philtrum has already improved after only one year of practice. It is also effective for adults, but only if they approach it with the utmost seriousness.

Mewing will, over time, shorten the length of the philtrum and raise the ratio of the chin to the length of the philtrum.

It will stop the maxilla from falling forward as one age, making the philtrum longer.



Surgeries for Chin to Philtrum Ratio

Several individuals have an interest in philtrum surgery.

Because the length of the philtrum may alter the length of the entire face, it has the potential to have an alluring sound.

However, modifying the philtrum might result in an uneven distribution of face portions.

If you want to address the ratio of the chin to the philtrum, you may need to think about these components independently.



The face is more harmoniously proportioned when it has a chin.

Dermal fillers, bone-shaving surgery, implants, and other procedures, among others, may be used to enlarge or reduce it.

If you want to improve the proportion of your chin to your philtrum and you're thinking about getting surgery, make sure you tell the doctor that your top priority is to work on that proportion.



The philtrum is the name given to the narrow, vertical strip that may be found between the top lip and the nose.

The optimal length of the philtrum for men is around 1.3 to 1.5 centimetres, whereas the ideal length for females is 1.1 to 1.3 centimetres.

People with a lengthy philtrum could think about getting surgery to cut it down, known as philtrum reduction.

Plastic surgeons must be comprehensively aware of the face dimensions of each patient they treat.

When shortening the length of the philtrum, the appropriate width of the incision will need to be determined according to the facial equilibrium.

A little error in computation may also cause the lip's contour, the cartilage in the nose (the alar), and the nostrils. However, a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon will ensure that your results are complementary to the rest of your appearance.

There is a clear correlation between the size of the philtrum and the overall look of the chin.

In the article that we published on "How to Shorten the Philtrum," we discussed various methods, ranging from mewing to surgical procedures, for shortening the philtrum.



A greater ratio of the chin to the philtrum may also be achieved by improving the appearance of the lips.

Even something as basic as smiling more will help you avoid the lengthy philtrum that comes with advanced age due to skin laxity.

These activities stretch out the face muscles.

Maximize the amount of saliva that comes out of your mouth.






Lip Lift Using Ultrasound

Without surgery or injections, ultrasonic energy may tighten the skin by using heat to denature collagen, which then causes the protein to shrink.

minor skin shrinkage may appear in the upper lip and mouth areas.

$500 to $4,000






Lip Cupping Method

Uses a method that involves negative pressure mixed with technology that involves lip shaping to generate a philtrum that seems to have been naturally reduced.

the upper lip may appear thicker, and your Cupid’s bow raises

$34.99 to $120

Lip Lift Surgery (Bull’s Horn)

Incisions or cuts are made by the surgeon under your nose.

Scarring and asymmetry


Lip Advancement Surgery

A shorter philtrum may be achieved by removing a little piece of skin close to the arc of the Cupid's bow.

Scarring and asymmetry


The Cupid’s Bow Surgery

The cosmetic surgeon will cut inside the top lip or create three incisions in the form of a V and then sew the lip back together. The next step will include the surgeon bringing the flaps forward. It will make your cupid's bow stand out more and give you a larger top lip.

No visible scarring

$1,000 to $2,000

Lip Lift Suspension

Tightening and anchoring the tissue in place may be accomplished with the use of a thread or suture. This modification brings the top lip to a higher position.

No visible scarring

$2,000 to $3,000


Remember that the philtrum may be reshaped and lengthened to its natural state after these treatments.

This is an important fact to keep in mind.

The philtrum goes through the same process of change as we age as the rest of our face does regarding its form.

As a result, maintaining a consistent mewing routine is quite crucial.

A face that is proportional to the rest of the body is considered beautiful in today's society.

The ratio of the chin to the philtrum is one factor that helps to the equilibrium of an appealing face.

Attractive faces are made up of well-arranged facial features.

A broad range of choices is available to you if you are unhappy with the ratio you have achieved.

It is important to have it fixed.




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