Saddle nose has different degrees of severity. Many patients have a severe disintegration of cartilage and complete collapse of the bridge of the nose. For other patients, the indentation is not as pronounced. However, the nose is very important to your appearance. A flat or concave spot along the bridge of the nose can change the way someone looks. It can make you self-conscious, interfere with how eyeglasses fit and affect your breathing. For minor saddle nose repair, there is a non-surgical option.
What Causes Saddle Nose?
Trauma, infections and autoimmune disorders frequently cause saddle nose. It is also associated with overuse of nasal sprays or drug use. Sometimes, inherited genetic factors are the root cause. A perforated septum or other small internal deformity can cause weakened cartilage. The nose will have a depression in the nasal bridge. Smaller indentations like this may benefit from non-surgical treatment if you do not want to undergo rhinoplasty.
Treatment of Minor Saddle Nose Repair
If you are not ready for rhinoplasty, you can achieve temporary results with dermal fillers. Lasting for a few months, fillers are a non-invasive way to achieve immediate results. The filler is injected into the concave area, leveling out the bridge of the nose. This creates a balanced, proportionate look for the nose and face. Over time, the fillers will dissolve. The depression of the nasal bridge will return. You will need additional injections to correct the saddle nose again.
Rhinoplasty Is a Permanent Solution
Rhinoplasty is the only permanent solution for raising the bridge of the nose. Saddle nose repairs are different from cosmetic procedures used to shape the size of the nose. Saddle nose rhinoplasty rebuilds the nose by using cartilage from another area. The cartilage is grafted on and raises the concave area of the nose with an entirely new nasal structure. Once the structure is rebuilt, the nose can be reshaped for a natural, balanced appearance.
Dr. Khosh is a saddle nose repair specialist and takes pride in his excellent results and patient satisfaction. If you have any degree of saddle nose deformity, contact the office today for a consultation.