If you suffer from a saddle nose deformity and have made the decision to explore repair options, you are embarking on a life-changing journey. Those with saddle nose deformities often experience many negative effects from the collapse of their nasal structure. People with this nose disfigurement often encounter a loss of self-confidence, breathing problems and depression. Making that first step to consult with a facial plastic surgeon can be frightening, but it can also be one of the most important decisions of your life. Here is what you need to know about preparing to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss your saddle nose repair.
What Are Your Expectations?
You know you want to repair the saddle nose deformity, but it is important to clarify your expectations before you talk to your plastic surgeon. How much time can you devote to recovery? Do you want your nose to look like it did before the deformity occurred, or are there other changes to your nose you want to consider? Do you have breathing issues you want resolved? What is your budget? You need to decide what you want to accomplish from the repair in order to know what questions to ask. It is important for you and your plastic surgeon to be on the same page with meeting your expectations.
Find Pictures of Your Nose Pre-Saddle Nose Deformity
Bring pictures of you that show how you looked before your saddle nose deformity occurred. Try to find pictures that are taken from different angles. A profile picture often shows the original bridge shape best. This is important for the surgeon as a reference point on the desired shape of the nose after the repair is completed.
Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon
Saddle nose repairs are a type of rhinoplasty, but they are more complex than a typical “nose job.” Saddle nose repairs require reconstruction of the nose, as it is not just being reshaped for cosmetic purposes. You want a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who specializes in this specific area of rhinoplasty and nose reconstruction. Take the time to vet and choose an experienced saddle nose repair plastic surgeon, someone with extensive credentials in the field like Dr. Maurice Khosh.
If you are ready to explore repairing your saddle nose deformity, you will not find another facial plastic surgeon more suited to complete your procedure than Dr. Khosh. Contact our clinic in NYC to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh. Make sure to come prepared to discuss your expectations. You will get answers to your questions from one of the top facial plastic surgeons, specializing in saddle nose repairs.