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Surgical Saddle Nose Deformity Repair (Cartilage Grafting – Major Deformity)

Severe saddle nose deformities are a result of anatomic changes to the nose structure. Nasal bone and cartilage have been damaged or lost, resulting in the collapse of the bridge and often a shortening of the nose and upturning of the nasal tip. To correct major saddle nose deformities, surgical intervention is needed. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon who specializes in this complex type of nose reconstruction.

Rhinoplasty Versus Saddle Nose Surgery

Repairing a severe saddle nose deformity requires plastic surgery or rhinoplasty. However, saddle nose repairs are not a typical “nose job,” or rhinoplasty. Most rhinoplasty procedures are used to reduce size, remove a dorsal hump or create narrower nostrils. The nose only needs to be shaved or shaped into a different silhouette.

With a saddle nose deformity, the nose must be rebuilt. In many cases, the septum and upper/lower lateral cartilage that support the nose have been diminished. This is a much more complex process, requiring cartilage grafting to restore the support of the nose. This must be done before the shape can be addressed. Cartilage can be harvested from a rib or ear, then carefully shaped and grafted to restore the nose structure. If there is a breathing obstruction, stents may be needed. After the structure is restored, the aesthetics of the nose must be considered to create a balanced nose that looks natural.

Dr. Khosh enjoys the challenge of repairing saddle nose deformities and has achieved excellent results for his patients. While it is more difficult than conventional rhinoplasty, the difference it can make in the life of someone living with a saddle nose deformity is worth the extra effort.

If you have a severe saddle nose deformity, contact the office of Dr. Khosh in Manhattan to schedule a consultation. You will not find a better plastic surgeon in NYC for performing this complex procedure.

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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