Can rhinoplasty "fix" a gummy smile? (Photo)
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Smile and nasal surgery
If your main concern is that your tip dives down when you smile then you might be a good candidate for a cutting the muscle, or release of the depressor muscle. You would need a proper exam to evaluate the need to do this, including smiling to see how the septum and tip respond. There are a few reasons for a gummy smile, and some treatments involve more complex maxillary surgeries. But if you main concern is reshaping the nose and the tip diving down, a basic rhinoplasty should accomplish this.
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