Saddle nose can occur as the result of a sporting injury, accident, physical attack or even some severe infections. When the bridge of the nose collapses, appearance and function are affected to various degrees.
If you are embarrassed by the shape of your nose or can’t breathe freely, saddle nose repair is an option from Dr. Maurice M. Khosh. As a Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Khosh is committed to providing his patients with effective solutions at his Park Avenue, NY offices.
Saddle Nose Aesthetics
There are few instances where saddle nose is not a clearly visible injury. The structure of the nose is typically damaged to such an extent that the bridge collapses and forms a saddle shape – hence the common name for this condition. Although repairing the nose will improve appearance, aesthetics are not the only reason to go through this procedure.
Every nose is different, as are the tissue and cavity structures that enable an individual to breathe effectively. In the course of making improvements that will restore facial balance and symmetry, a specialist plastic surgeon will also seek to correct structural problems that affect function. This is not always necessary; however, function should never be sacrificed for aesthetics.
Saddle Nose Functional Correction
The very fact that the bridge of the nose has collapsed will lead to some degree of breathing difficulty. Sufferers of saddle nose may also experience frequent or serious nasal infections. These issues are functional in nature and should be addressed as such. Dr. Khosh will use procedures and techniques that are best suited to the unique nasal anatomy of the patients to ensure optimal results.
If you have suffered a saddle nose injury in New York, reach out to the offices of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS for a consultation today.