Collapse of the Cartilaginous Bridge of the Nose Due to Saddle Nose Deformity
In all levels of saddle nose deformities, there is some collapse of the cartilaginous bridge of the nose. The depression of the nasal dorsum, or bridge, is a key symptom of a saddle nose deformity, even when other symptoms, like a rotated tip or nasal obstruction, are not present. Dr. Maurice Khosh offers effective repairs for mild and severe nasal bridge collapse to reshape the nose, both surgical and non-surgical.
The bridge of the nose is supported by bone and cartilage. The oblong nasal bones support the upper part of the nose, connecting between the eyes on the skull. The middle and lower part of the nasal bridge depends on the upper lateral cartilage and the septum for support. If the nasal bones, upper lateral cartilage or septum are damaged, the bridge can collapse. This creates a depression on the bridge, creating the “saddle” appearance from the profile with mild cases. If more severe damage happens to the cartilaginous bridge, a deep collapse of the bridge can occur, impacting not just the bridge but also the nasal tip and breathing function.
Repairing Damage to the Nasal Bridge
In all saddle nose repairs, the nasal bridge is a component that will need to be addressed. For mild saddle nose deformities, there may only be a slight concave shape to the bridge. This can be repaired with rhinoplasty permanently, but some patients may prefer a non-surgical solution. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth the dip on the bridge, but the patient will need repeated treatments to sustain the results.
When surgical repair is needed for a dorsum collapse, the structure of the nose may need support. Grafting tissue or cartilage or implants can be used to replace lost nasal structure. Dr. Khosh can determine the best options to restore the structure of the nasal bridge to offer natural and long-lasting results.
If you have a nasal bridge collapse as part of your saddle nose deformity, contact the office of Dr. Khosh in NYC. His expertise and experience in saddle nose repairs can ensure that you receive the best treatment to restore the shape and function of your nose.