When the nasal bridge collapses and creates a concave appearance to the nose profile, it is called a saddle nose deformity. From the side profile, the nose bridge may look like a saddle, an undesirable outcome that can impact both the function and aesthetics of the nose. There are many possible causes of a saddle nose deformity, but nose surgery is the only solution. Dr. Steven Rueda at Precision Medical Specialists offers saddle nose repair surgery at our medical center in Wellington, FL.
What Causes a Saddle Nose Deformity?
The nose is mostly made from cartilage that supports the bridge. The septum, nostril walls, nasal valves and other structures are all crucial for nose appearance and function. When the cartilage is weakened below the bridge of the nose, the middle can collapse, causing a saddle nose deformity. The profile of the nose will display a dip in the bridge, and the nasal tip can protrude upward due to lack of support – the overall nose can be shorter in height. Possible causes of saddle nose deformities include:
- Trauma to the nose (accidents, violence or impact from contact sports like boxing)
- Congenital defects
- Cocaine abuse
- Diseases like leprosy, polychondritis, granulomatosis and polyangiitis
With saddle nose deformities, the structure of the nose is compromised and requires reconstruction to lift the bridge and the nasal tip. It is important to both restore the functional aspects of the nose while reshaping the nose for appearance. Saddle nose repair is part functional nose surgery and part rhinoplasty, restoring the entire nose shape and function.
Nose Deformity Correction Surgery
Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in the West Palm Beach area due to his exceptional patient results. Every procedure is carefully planned and performed to obtain superior results for the patient. If you have a saddle nose deformity and want your nose repaired and reshaped, you can trust Dr. Rueda to obtain the best possible results. Using advanced techniques for cartilage grafting and nose reconstruction methods, Dr. Rueda can restore the function of the nose and reshape the structure for a balanced, natural appearance.
To learn more about saddle nose repair surgery, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists in Wellington, FL. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Rueda to discuss nose deformity correction surgery.