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Saddle Nose Deformity after Septoplasty or Rhinoplasty

A complication of septoplasty or rhinoplasty is a saddle nose deformity. When there is a loss of too much septal cartilage or damage to the septum cartilage caused by surgical errors or complications, the nasal bridge can collapse as a result. This unfortunate complication can change the form and function of the patient’s nose, requiring additional surgery to repair. Dr. Maurice Khosh specializes in saddle nose repairs for his patients with deformities caused by septoplasty or rhinoplasty.

Septoplasty Complications Resulting in Saddle Nose Deformity

Septoplasty is a nasal surgery to address a deviated septum, chronic sinusitis and other sinus issues. This procedure is recommended when a deviated septum or other abnormalities cause an obstruction in the nasal passages. One of the risks and complications from septoplasty is damage to the septum or cartilage in the nose. A perforated septum, septal hematoma or infection can be complications of septoplasty, causing a weakened nasal structure that can lead to a bridge collapse.

Rhinoplasty Complications Resulting in Saddle Nose Deformity

Changing the shape of the nose through rhinoplasty has risks. If too much cartilage is removed, the nose structure becomes vulnerable to collapsing. An overreduction of a nasal hump can result in the nasal bridge concaving. If too much septal cartilage is removed to create a narrower nasal base, the nose bridge can saddle or sink in the middle section. Other possible complications are accidental perforations in the septum, hematomas or infections resulting from rhinoplasty that can weaken the nose structure, causing a pug nose or saddle nose deformity.

If your appearance has been disfigured by a saddle nose deformity that was caused by a previous nasal surgery, contact Dr. Khosh’s office in Manhattan to discuss your options. Dr. Khosh is double board certified in facial plastic surgery. He specializes in saddle nose repairs, including those caused by rhinoplasty or septoplasty. Call today to begin the journey to repairing your nose and improving your appearance.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say

4.9

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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