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.