Smooth philtrum is flat skin surface, with no ridge formation in the central region of the upper lip between the nasal base and upper vermilion border.
Keeping this in consideration, is a smooth and flat philtrum a sign of FAS?
Clinical Presentation. Clinical findings in a newborn with FAS include a characteristic pattern of facial anomalies,6,7 with short palpebral fissures, a thin upper lip, and a long, smooth philtrum (Figures 1,2a through 2d, and 3a through 3c).
Just so, what does a prominent philtrum mean?
Usually, they have good luck in early years and can make money and take charge alone before the age of 20. Women of wide philtrum are much more social and highly paid. If the philtrum is too wide, however, it means impatience, low intelligence and bad luck for children.
Is a philtrum attractive?
There was no significant difference between men and women, with a total of 75% preferring philtral contours, and a greater number of women (82%) finding the philtrum more attractive in the young face; only 68% considered philtral contours as more attractive in the aged portrait.
Variation. A flattened or smooth philtrum may be a symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome or Prader–Willi syndrome. A study of boys diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders found that a broader than average philtrum is one of a cluster of physical attributes associated with autism.
As it turns out, the life expectancy of people with fetal alcohol syndrome is 34 years of age on average, and the leading causes of death were “external causes,” which accounted for 44% of the deaths.
A person with an FASD might have:
- Low body weight.
- Poor coordination.
- Hyperactive behavior.
- Difficulty with attention.
- Poor memory.
- Difficulty in school (especially with math)
- Learning disabilities.
- Speech and language delays.
Additional physical effects of FAS that are apparent in adulthood may include:
- organ defects.
- bone growth issues.
- flattened philtrum (groove in the upper lip)
- smaller head circumference.
- smaller than normal eye openings.
- small or absent palpebral fissures (the space between the corner of the eye closest to the nose)
7 They Fit Your Face
Finally, if you have thin lips they are going to fit your face more than fuller lips will, because they’re your natural features. … Keep them well moisturised, smile a lot, and find a great lipstick; you’ll look just fine, and so much more attractive than if you had your lips plumped up.
A study of 1,000 people in 35 countries revealed that the perfect lip shape is all down to symmetry. More than 60% of respondents thought a 1:1 ratio between the upper and lower lip was the most attractive shape. A cosmetic surgeon in London said a heavily-defined cupid’s bow is the most-requested lip feature.
Your deep and wide philtrum shows a good life span and generally reasonably good health to accompany your extensive longevity.
Does Your Philtrum Get Longer With Age? Males genetically have a longer philtrum than females. For some men, their philtrum can drop by up to 5mm, whereas a female’s philtrum may lengthen by around 3.5mm. With age, it continues to lengthen by an average of 0.5 mm every ten years.
Generally, the deepness of the philtrum represents the quantity of offspring. In ancient times, a person with deep Philtrum indicated that he/she could have more than 4 children. Today, due to the popularity of contraception, a person with a deep philtrum should have more than 2 children.