Visible Horizontal Crease Over the Lower Part of Nose Due to Saddle Nose Deformity
Saddle nose deformities are caused by a lack of support for the nasal bridge. When the nasal bridge collapses, it causes a depression as the cartilage sinks down inside the nose. With severe bridge collapses, a distinct horizontal crease where the nasal cartilage collapsed is visible on the nose. To remove this crease across the lower part of the nose, a saddle nose repair is needed.
Dr. Maurice Khosh is double board certified in facial plastic surgery, specializing in saddle nose repairs. His extensive knowledge and skill in repairing this complex nose deformity has helped many of our patients restore a natural, beautiful nose. Dr. Khosh can repair the various manifestations of a saddle nose deformity, including the nasal bridge collapse, over-rotated nasal tip and breathing obstructions. He can also smooth the visible horizontal crease on the lower part of the nose that is common with severe saddle nose deformities.
Repairing Saddle Nose Bridge Creases
The horizontal crease across the lower bridge of a saddle nose deformity is due to the loss of septal cartilage support. The collapse of the bridge shortens the nasal bridge, and the skin creases at the point where the bridge meets the nasal tip. When a saddle nose deformity surgical repair is completed, grafting is used to restore the nasal bridge support and structure. Once the nasal bridge is lifted and lengthened (if needed), the horizontal crease disappears as the skin is flattened over the bridge. If there is any residual creasing in the skin after the surgical repair, facial fillers can be used to smooth away visible lines.
Saddle nose deformities vary in their severity and manifestations. If you have a visible horizontal crease on your lower bridge, Dr. Khosh can ensure this issue is corrected during your saddle nose repair. Contact our clinic in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh to discuss repair options.