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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.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 55 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
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!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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