STUDY OF UPPER LIP PROPORTIONS IN NORTH INDIAN ADULTS
|1*Archana Goel, 2Vinay Goel and 3VVG Patnaik
|Corresponding Author: Archana Goel, Assistant Professor, MM Medical College and hospital, Solan, E-mail: [email protected] Phone - +919729992211|
|Received: 11 July 2013 Accepted: 23 August 2013|
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The study comprises of upper lip proportion of 600 North Indian adults (300 males and 300 females). Prior informed written consent for this study was obtained from the subjects. The exclusion and inclusion criteria for the subjects were predefined. The purpose of the study was to create base data of the vertical measurements of the upper lips and proportion of upper lip parameters. The upper lip parameters showed sex dimorphism. This study depicted the various measurements of the upper lips in males & females and compared the same with the earlier studies. In case of upper lip, less than half of total upper lip height was occupied by upper vermilion and rest was covered by cutaneous portion of upper lip. This study highlights the applied significance of observations of present study to forensic namely personal identification, racial and sex dimorphic criteria of identification. Knowledge of proportion between the upper and lower lips helps in surgical correction of the region.