Saddle nose deformity is a condition in which the nasal bridge collapses for various reasons, such as trauma, infection, autoimmune diseases or congenital anomalies. Saddle nose repair is a type of rhinoplasty that addresses the saddle nose deformity, while conventional rhinoplasty is general nose surgery for cosmetic and functional reasons.
What is Saddle Nose Repair?
Saddle nose repair is a type of nose surgery aiming to correct saddle nose deformity. This deformity occurs when there is a loss of support in the nasal bridge, causing it to collapse. Saddle nose surgery is a complex procedure that involves reconstructing the nasal bridge using grafts or implants.
The grafts used in saddle nose surgery can be taken from the septum, the ear, the rib or the skull. The surgeon will select the appropriate graft material based on the extent of the nasal bridge loss and the patient’s unique anatomy. The graft is then meticulously shaped and placed into the nose to support the nasal bridge.
What is Conventional Rhinoplasty?
Conventional rhinoplasty is a nose surgery that aims to reshape the nose for improved appearance or function. It can address various issues, such as a nasal hump, a droopy tip or a deviated septum. The surgery involves making incisions inside the nose or on the outside of the nose, depending on the extent of the correction needed.
Differences between Saddle Nose Surgery and Conventional Rhinoplasty
The primary difference between saddle nose repair and other types of rhinoplasties is the complexity of the surgery. Saddle nose repair involves using grafts to reconstruct the nasal bridge, which requires a high level of skill and expertise from the surgeon. On the other hand, in conventional rhinoplasty, the surgeon will reshape or shave away the nasal bones and cartilage to make the nose look or work the way the patient wants.
Entrust Your Face to a Saddle Nose Repair Specialist
Dr. Khosh, the founder of Saddle Nose Repair, is a renowned facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing saddle nose surgery and other rhinoplasties. If you need to undergo this complex cosmetic surgery, contact Saddle Nose Repair to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh.