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Top Signs of a Saddle Nose Deformity

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A saddle nose deformity is a condition that occurs when the bridge of the nose collapses or sinks, resulting in a concave or “saddle-shaped” appearance. Various factors, including trauma, infection, autoimmune disorders, nose surgery and congenital defects, can cause this condition. Saddle nose deformities often occur slowly over time – knowing the symptoms of a saddle nose deformity and the treatment options available can help you overcome this condition.

Concave Nasal Bridge

One of the most apparent signs of a saddle nose deformity is a concave or flattened appearance of the bridge of the nose. This can be accompanied by a loss of height or projection, making the nose appear shorter or smaller than it should be. In some cases, the tip of the nose may also droop or appear flattened, giving the nose an overall depressed or flattened appearance.

Chronic Sinus Infections

Other signs of a saddle nose deformity may include difficulty breathing through the nose or chronic sinus infections. This is because the collapse of the nasal bridge can narrow the nasal passages, making it harder for air to flow through the nose. This can also increase the risk of sinus infections, as mucus and other debris may become trapped in the nasal passages.

Over-Rotated Nasal Tip

As the nasal bridge collapses, the nasal tip can rotate upward, causing a pug-nose appearance and a crease on the bridge of the nose. The over-rotated tip and shortened nose often are the final symptom of a severe saddle nose deformity which can significantly impact a person’s self-esteem and quality of life. Many people with this condition feel self-conscious about the appearance of their noses, which can make them hesitant to socialize or participate in activities that require them to be in the public eye.

Saddle Nose Treatment Options

Fortunately, there are several treatment options available for saddle nose deformity. In mild cases, non-surgical treatments such as nasal splints or fillers may be used to temporarily improve the appearance of the nose and alleviate breathing problems. However, these treatments are not a permanent solution and may need to be repeated over time.

Plastic surgery may be necessary for more severe cases of saddle nose deformity. This may involve rebuilding the nasal bridge using bone or cartilage grafts or implants to support the nose. al weeks or even months.

If you suspect that you may have a saddle nose deformity, it is essential to consult an experienced plastic surgeon specializing in treating this condition. At Saddle Nose Repair, Dr. Maurice Khosh can help you understand the severity of your condition and recommend the most appropriate treatment options based on your individual needs and preferences.

A saddle nose deformity can be a challenging condition to live with, but there are effective treatment options available. By recognizing the signs and symptoms of this condition and seeking out the help of a qualified medical professional, you can take the first steps towards achieving a healthier, more confident you. Call the NYC Saddle Nose Repair – Dr. Maurice Khosh office to schedule a saddle nose consultation.

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Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
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