My nose droops when I smile. I have read that cutting the depressor septi muscle will help this as I do not wish to change the overall shape of my nose, just prevent drooping when I smile. How effective is this procedure and what is the average cost and recovery time? Thanks
Questions About Cutting the Depressor Septi Muscle? (photo)
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Cutting depressor septi muscle
Cutting the depressor septi muscle simply prevents the nose from drooping upon animation and smiling. This is a relatively simple procedure that can be done under brief anesthesia. The cost would be the equivalent of a tip-plasty procedure is around $4,600 and includes the surgeon’s fee, operating room, and anesthesia. Any further additional nasal surgery that needs to be performed would be through a typical rhinoplasty procedure, which would cost about $7,000. The release of the depressor septi muscles is a very effective rhinoplasty technique that is extremely successful and patients are very satisfied.