International Journal of Advanced Science and Research

International Journal of Advanced Science and Research


ISSN: 2455-4227

Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2016)

Lip morphometric study on Indian Americans and its clinical applications

Author(s): Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan
Abstract: Objectives: The aim was to determine the normal average values of lip liner measurements and to determine any significant sex differences exists in Indian Americans.
Methods: The direct lip anthropometric measurements were carried out using digital caliper in 100 (men, women) Indian American students (18 to 30 years) of American University of Antigua (AUA), Antigua and compared between the sexes.
Results: Lip measurements showed higher value in men than women. Cutaneous height of upper lip was higher in both sexes. The lower lip height and vermilion height was higher in both sexes. Lip ratios were reliable as compared to other parameters except vermilion-cutaneous upper and lower lips height in both sexes.
Conclusion: Lip anthropometric data specific to Indian Americans will be useful if in case they need to undergo labiaplasty and lip enhancement surgeries and for establishing baseline data for forensic odontologists, plastic surgeons & orthodontists treating Indian Americans.
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