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How Does Saddle Nose Surgery Differ from Rhinoplasty?

The most obvious sign of a saddle-nose deformity is a decrease in the nose’s dorsal height. The condition occurs when the nose is too short or the cartilage and bone that hold it together are damaged. Such anatomic abnormalities can negatively impact the nose’s functional and aesthetic qualities. “Pug nose” and “boxer’s nose” are other …
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Non Surgical Procedures

Effective Ways to Quicken Saddle Nose Surgery Recovery Time

It takes time to see the final results of your saddle nose repair. For example, some people need one year to fully heal from rhinoplasty, the procedure used to fix a saddle nose deformity. However, there are steps you can take to quicken the healing process and make sure you get the best results. Saddle …
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How to Prepare for Non-Surgical Saddle Nose Repair

A saddle nose deformity can significantly impact your self-confidence about your appearance. Minor deformities can be treated without surgery if you are an ideal candidate. During this treatment, facial fillers are injected to help restore lost volume and height with the nasal bridge. There are a few things you can do in advance to help …
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Saddle Nose Deformity Caused by Overuse of Nasal Spray

When a stuffy nose strikes, nasal spray can be a blessing. Many believe that since you can purchase these medications without a prescription, they are safe to use and will pose no complications. But that is not the case. When you have a stuffy or runny nose due to allergies, sinusitis or another condition, a …
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Will My Saddle Nose Get Worse Over Time?

If you have the classic saddle nose deformity, there is a depression on the bridge of your nose due to reduced structural support. A damaged or deviated septum, broken nose, nasal valve collapse and other structural defects can result in this condition that may impact both your appearance and nasal function. If you just started …
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How Does Saddle Nose Deformity Happen?

Those with a marginally upturned nose tip are blessed with a cute and attractive facial feature. However, an overly noticeable upturn might be due to a depression or collapse of the nasal bridge. Since it looks like a saddle in profile, the condition is known as “saddle nose deformity“. Nasal surgery may be necessary if …
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Fix Your Saddle Nose Deformity Without Surgery

A sunken nasal bridge or saddle nose deformity can affect your self-confidence. Whether you had an injury that created your nose shape or other complications caused the dip in your nasal bridge, it can have an odd appearance. Even minor saddle nose deformities can be significant to the individual. There are options for those with …
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Breathing Complications Caused by Saddle Nose Deformities

While aesthetics are often the reason patients seek out Dr. Khosh for saddle nose deformity repair, it is not the only reason. Many individuals with a pug or saddle nose deformity also experience breathing problems from their condition. Severe collapse of the nasal bridge can close off the nasal passages, which can result in multiple …
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Identifying Saddle Nose Surgery Candidates 

A collapsed bridge or loss of nose height is how saddle nose is typically defined. This condition is often caused by trauma, illness, or genetic factors. In addition, sufferers of saddle nose have personal reasons for seeking treatment or surgery. Saddle nose can cause self-esteem issues and a fear of being in public. Everything from …
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