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Okay, what can we see from this view?  Her nostrils appear to be about the same, so we didn't change the length of her nose significantly.  We know from the other views that we removed a hump, and perhaps we can see a little of that from the difference in the shadowing along her dorsum between the before and after pictures.

There are two changes that we can see here.  The tip was narrowed, so if you look closely, you'll see that the prominences of the tip cartilages were reduced, and you can barely see the improvement in the contour of her columella.


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Questioner: My nose is too narrow and I have droopy tip when smiling after rhinoplasty. Is this because of my smile muscle?
I had a septorhinoplasty done almost 2 years ago by a well certified doctor. The procedure was to correct my septum, straighten my nose, hump reduction and reduce a bulbous tip. Overall I feel my nose looks better but it seems that the tip is too narrow looking pointy and the tip droops when I smile. I feel this has gotten worse over time. My surgeon says its because of my smile muscle, is that true? Is this something a tip revision can correct?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: A contrarian viewpoint
Well, you didn't post any **non-smiling** views, but from the smiling view you submitted it seems to me that your nose is long, even without smiling. Everybody's nose tries to lengthen when smiling, but it doesn't lengthen *hugely*, and in order for the nose to not look too long when smiling, it needs to be shorter when the face is at rest. Perhaps if you posted profile views when not smiling, we would be better able to get this figured out.

I personally feel that it's just not possible that clipping a tiny muscle will fix this problem. In fact, it wouldn't fix anything at all. In another fact, I never clip that muscle, because I don't think it does anything. If we want a nose that is short enough, when smiling and when not, it takes advanced work on the tip cartilages, to get the tip to a good position, and sutures to hold the tip in place when the facial muscles try to pull it down with smiling.

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