Your nose is not only a central aesthetic feature on your face, but it also allows you the functional ability to breathe and smell. When the nose is deformed, it can create threats to your self-confidence as well as your quality of life. Saddle nose deformity can be considered one of the most devastating nasal defects, but one that can be repaired with a skilled plastic surgeon.
What is Saddle Nose Deformity?
Saddle nose deformity, also referred to as “boxers’ nose”, occurs when the septum cartilage (mid nose support) is either is damaged, weakened or collapsed. This produces an unsightly concavity or “saddle” on the bridge of nose. Saddle nose deformity can range from a mild depression on the nasal bridge that affects your profile to a severe nasal collapse that alters the tip and height of your nose and obstructs your breathing.
What Causes Saddle Nose?
Saddle nose deformity can develop as a result of nasal trauma, previous nasal surgery (aggressive septoplasty or rhinoplasty), certain autoimmune disorders or sniffing recreational drugs. At Avance Plastic Surgery, we value the importance of taking measures to diagnose the underlying cause of your nasal collapse prior to surgery.
How is Saddle Node Deformity Corrected?
Your saddle nose repair surgery may involve a number of surgical techniques, depending on the severity of your concerns. Nasal reconstruction may involve cartilage grafts, bone grafts or implants. It can also require a septum perforation repair in some cases. We will carefully explain your reconstructive options and the best approach for repair so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment plan.
Saddle nose repair is a life-changing procedure for many patients. If you are looking for a renowned plastic surgeon who specializes in nose deformity repair, call Avance Plastic Surgery today.