A saddle nose deformity, characterized by a depression or collapse of the nasal bridge, can result from various causes, including trauma, previous nasal surgeries, or certain medical conditions. This condition not only affects the aesthetics of the nose but can also impact breathing and overall facial harmony. Dermal fillers have emerged as a non-surgical solution to address mild saddle nose deformities, providing a minimally invasive option for individuals seeking to restore the natural contours of their nasal bridge.
Immediate and Non-Surgical Correction
Dermal fillers offer the advantage of immediate correction for saddle nose deformities without the need for surgery. The procedure involves the injection of a soft tissue filler, commonly hyaluronic acid-based, into the depressed areas of the nasal bridge. This non-surgical approach allows for instant improvement in the appearance of the nose.
What Are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are commonly used for correcting saddle nose deformities. HA is a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides hydration and volume to the skin. Fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, which are composed of HA, can be injected into the depressed areas of the nasal bridge to restore volume and create a smoother contour.
Dermal filler treatments for saddle nose deformities are highly customizable. The injections can be precisely targeted to the specific areas that require augmentation, allowing for a tailored and natural-looking result. This level of precision is particularly valuable in achieving symmetry and harmony with the surrounding facial features.
Unlike surgical interventions for nasal deformities, dermal filler treatments involve minimal downtime. Patients can typically resume their daily activities shortly after the procedure. This makes filler injections a convenient option for those who wish to enhance the appearance of their nose without the extended recovery period associated with surgery.
Temporary Results with Options for Adjustment
HA fillers provide temporary results, typically lasting several months to a year, depending on the specific product used. This temporary nature allows individuals to assess the outcomes and make adjustments if needed. If a patient is dissatisfied with the initial results or wishes to maintain the correction, they can choose to undergo additional filler injections.
Adjunct to Surgical Rhinoplasty:
In some cases, dermal fillers can serve as an adjunct to surgical rhinoplasty procedures. They may be used to refine or fine-tune the results of surgery, addressing any residual asymmetry or irregularities. This combination approach allows for a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan.
Many individuals with saddle nose deformities who opt for dermal filler treatments express high levels of satisfaction with the results. The non-surgical nature of the procedure, along with its immediate impact and customizable nature, contributes to positive patient experiences.
While dermal fillers can effectively address the aesthetics of mild saddle nose deformities, more severe deformities may require rhinoplasty to restore the structure, function and appearance of the nose. A thorough assessment of the nasal anatomy and a detailed discussion of the patient’s goals will guide the treatment plan to achieve optimal and satisfying results. To discuss surgical or non-surgical saddle nose deformity treatment, contact Saddle Nose Repair – Dr. Maurice Khosh is an experienced double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in saddle nose deformity procedures at his clinic in Manhattan, NY.