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Are There Non-Surgical Treatments for Saddle Nose Deformities?

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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.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


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Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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