Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 111–115

Anatomy of the Median Part of the Septum Depressor Muscle in Aesthetic Surgery


  • Ewaldo Bolivar  De Souza Pinto
    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Rogério Porto  Da Rocha
    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Wail Queiroz  Filho
    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Ercole Spada  Neto
    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Karla Giusti  Zacharias
    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Érica A.  Amâncio
    • São Paulo, Brazil
  • Alexandre  Braz de Camargo
    • São Paulo, Brazil

DOI: 10.1007/s002669900175

Cite this article as:
De Souza Pinto, E., Da Rocha, R., Filho, W. et al. Aesth. Plast. Surg. (1998) 22: 111. doi:10.1007/s002669900175


When a person smiles and talks, everyone in his or her own specific way, it can be noticed that the tip of the nose drops and the upper lip shortens, making the nasolabial angle more acute. The importance of the upper lip in the dynamics of the nose makes necessary a more detailed study of the morphology and anatomical relations of the median part of the nasal septum depressor muscle, contributing in this way to new techniques in plastic surgery. The authors proposed to study the anatomy of the nasal septum depressor muscle and its relationship with the dermocartilaginous ligament of Pitanguy and the upper lip, important components of the nasal dynamics of facial expression. In this way they seek to contribute to the treatment of the nasal tip in aesthetic rhinoplasties.

Key words: Anatomy of the nose—Septum depressor muscle—Ligament of Pitanguy—Aesthetic surgery

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