Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 93–96 | Cite as

Perioral Ruler in Routine Esthetic Surgery: Convenient and Exact

  • Tae-Kwang JeongEmail author
  • Sang-Hun Park
Innovative Techniques Face and Neck Surgery


Lip and perioral surgery, like any other esthetic surgery, requires an exact and convenient measurement tool to ensure reliable and reproducible outcomes. Although three-dimensional measuring equipment has proven its effectiveness in measuring facial parameters over the past two decades, it has some drawbacks, including high cost, long scanning times, and non-portability. Thus, digital photography remains the standard tool of measurement in esthetic surgery to date. Many authors have presented evaluation and measurement methods using digital photography in combination with different tools. However, there are no specific tools for the perioral region. Therefore, we devised a specific ruler for perioral measurements. The ruler has differently colored lines for length and angle measurements and a reference point for correct positioning. It can be used in preoperative consultation, intraoperative orientation, and postoperative evaluation.

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Esthetic surgery Lip Philtrum Outcome assessment Outcome measures 




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Conflict of interest

The authors have no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and publication of this article to declare.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in this study involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

All patients provided written informed consent for the publication and the use of their images.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HB Plastic ClinicSeoulRepublic of Korea

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