Would cutting the septi depressor muscle result in a less droopy tip and a more attractive nose? (Photo)
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Smiling droopy tip
Tthe best thing you can do is have computer morphing with an experienced nasal surgeon.
Cutting the muscle is a perfectly acceptable step in nose refinement. It is unusual to do it as an isolated procedure.
You do not appear to have a smiling tip in the photos you submitted. It doesnt mean that you dont have one, just that it was not captured here in a lateral view. It may be the case in the frontal view- it depends on your head position.
The lower third of your face/chin is small in comparison to the rest of your face in these views.
Refinement of the tip and conservative lowering of your dorsum would likely leave you very happy.
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