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Upward Rotation of the Nasal Tip Due to Saddle Nose Deformity

A saddle nose deformity is also referred to as a pug nose due to the shortened, upturned appearance of the nasal tip on some patients. This can be caused by an upward rotation of the nasal tip that occurs as a result of the nasal bridge collapsing. The upturned nasal tip is apparent in more severe cases of saddle nose deformities, requiring more extensive repairs to restore the shape. Dr. Maurice Khosh has extensive experience correcting upward rotation of the nasal tip due to a saddle nose deformity.

The nasal tip depends on the upper and lower lateral cartilage, as well as the septum, for support. If there is a severe collapse of the nasal bridge, support for the nasal tip can be compromised. The lower end of the bridge may collapse, rotating the tip of the nose upward. This can shorten the length of the nose and turn up the end. This shape resembles a pig, or pug nose, which can be unflattering. When a saddle nose deformity includes an upward rotation of the nasal tip, both the bridge and tip may need added support to reconstruct the nose shape.

Rhinoplasty for an Upturned Nasal Tip

Repairing a saddle nose deformity with an upward rotation of the nasal tip is more complex than a bridge collapse alone. Each patient may have various levels of cartilage loss or damage that needs to be repaired to support both the nasal bridge and the tip. The bridge of the nose will need repair, usually with cartilage grafts. To also address the rotated nasal tip, more extensive grafting may be necessary. Grafting is used to lengthen and strengthen the bridge and may be needed to reposition and support the nasal tip. Dr. Khosh personalizes each procedure to restore a natural appearance to the nose, repairing damage to the septum, nasal bones and nasal cartilage.

If you have a saddle nose deformity with an upward rotation of the nasal tip, Dr. Khosh is an expert in rhinoplasty for nose reshaping and structural repair. Contact Dr. Khosh’s office in NYC to schedule a consultation to discuss your repair options.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say

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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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