Saddle Nose Repair
Saddle nose deformity is a devastating condition that can greatly affects one’s self-confidence, breathing ability and quality of life. 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. Regardless of the severity of your saddle nose deformity, you can trust Dr. Spence to properly repair it. Dr. Spence is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is highly distinguished for his successful performance in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. With his vast training in both cosmetic and functional correction of the nose, Dr. Spence is exceptionally qualified to perform this type of nose surgery.
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 and can compromise breathing in more severe cases.
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. Dr. Spence values the importance of taking measures to diagnose the underlying cause of your nasal collapse prior to surgery. Saddle nose repair surgery may involve a number of surgical techniques, depending on the severity of your concerns. Your nasal reconstruction may involve cartilage grafts, bone grafts or implants. It can also require a septum perforation repair in some cases. Dr. Spence 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 facial plastic surgeon who specializes in nose deformities, contact Forever Faces Plastic Surgery in Raleigh today for an appointment.