Do you have a dip in the bridge of your nose, or does your nasal tip look over-rotated? Saddle nose deformities can draw attention away from your eyes, lips, and other desirable facial features. Rhinoplasty is used to fix severe saddle nose deformities, but some minor defects may be resolved with non-surgical treatments.
The term “saddle nose” refers to the concave dip on the nasal bridge, which can flip the nose’s end upward. Most saddle nose deformities are caused by damage to the septum or other cartilage structures in the nose. Severe saddle noses can obstruct breathing and cause extreme health and aesthetic concerns. These require surgical repairs to lift the nasal bridge and open airways with surgical rhinoplasty.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty for Saddle Nose Deformity
Not everyone needs to seek surgery for saddle nose conditions. There are ways to improve your nose’s appearance without plastic surgery. If your nose is only slightly concave or your nostrils appear a little big, you may benefit from cosmetic treatments to change your nose shape. These are usually only recommended when patients do not have any functional breathing issues caused by their nose deformity.
Smoothing a Concave Nasal Bridge
Dermal filler injections can create a smooth and straight nasal bridge appearance. These injections are carefully placed to lift the skin and fill the concave spot in the middle of the bridge. Hyaluronic acid fillers work wonderfully for this procedure, and the results are immediate. You can see an instant difference in your nose appearance, and no downtime is needed.
Reducing Nostril Size
For some people, a slight saddle nose can create the appearance of larger nostrils due to the over-rotation of the nasal tip. This is also called a short or pig nose, which can accompany a saddle nose deformity. To fix this issue, dermal filler injections are also used, adding a small amount of volume on the inside rim of the nostrils. This creates the appearance of smaller nostrils for a more balanced nose appearance.
How Long Do Non-Surgical Saddle Nose Treatments Last?
Hyaluronic acid fillers can provide results for several months or more. It depends on the product used – results range from six months up to two years. In most cases, the procedure can be performed in less than half an hour, and you will not need to miss work or any normal activities. The most common side effects are swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection sites. Hyaluronic acid injections are also reversible if you are not pleased with the results.
If you have a slight saddle nose deformity, you may qualify for non-surgical treatments to create the desired nose shape. To learn more about non-surgical nose job options for concave bridges or an upturned nose, call us at Saddle Nose Repair in NYC. Contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Maurice Khosh.