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.