A sunken nose bridge is often called a “saddle nose” due to its depression on the nose profile and wide appearance from the frontal view. This depression on the bridge can make the tip of the nose appear to rise into a “pug nose” and is often caused by alterations to the nose structure. Repairing a saddle nose deformity requires extensive expertise in nasal reconstruction and cosmetic rhinoplasty, as it is one of the more difficult and complex nose surgeries.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is an excellent choice for those considering saddle nose repair surgery. His background as a fellowship-trained, dual board certified facial plastic surgeon and respected facial reconstructive expert are a perfect fit for this complicated procedure. Dr. Rosenberg’s use of the most advanced techniques available can create a well-supported nasal bridge to address the concave shape and reshape the tip for the desired appearance.
What Causes Saddle Nose Deformities?
Anything that damages the nasal bridge cartilage can result in a saddle nose deformity. This can be a medical condition that weakens the cartilage in the nose. However, in most cases, it is caused by trauma or a previous nose surgery. Sports injuries, auto accidents and violence that results in impact to the nose can cause a saddle nose deformity. Rhinoplasty that removes too much cartilage can also result in the bridge collapsing and is one of the most common causes of a pug or saddle nose.
Repairing a saddle nose usually will require cartilage grafting or the use of implants to help restore the bridge. The tip of the nose may also require careful attention to create a desirable shape. Dr. Rosenberg’s expertise in nose shaping and reconstruction are invaluable in these surgeries, creating a new nose structure that is functional and aesthetically-pleasing for his patients.
If you want to fix your saddle nose for cosmetic or functional purposes, contact our office in NYC or Staten Island to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosenberg.