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When the bridge of the nose weakens, it can collapse and create a dip. From the side, there is a noticeable concave depression on the bridge that resembles the seat on a saddle. A saddle nose deformity can be caused by damage to the nose from injury, previous nose surgeries or other nasal conditions. At Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we offer saddle nose repair at our clinic in Irving, TX.

The saddle or boxer’s nose deformity is a very noticeable condition. The collapse of the nasal cartilage creates a shorter nose and can result in an upturned or rotated nasal tip. The profile of the nose is deformed with the depression on the bridge, but the nasal tip and nostrils can also be oddly shaped.

What Causes a Saddle Nose Deformity?

Saddle nose deformities are caused by loss or damage to the cartilage and bone in the nose. If the nasal bone, sidewalls or septum are weakened, it can result in structural weakness that can allow the bridge of the nose to fall. The depression is usually in the last third of the bridge, right before the nasal tip. This condition can be caused by:

  • Nose fractures and trauma
  • Rhinoplasty complications
  • Medical conditions
  • Intranasal drug use

If you experience a saddle nose deformity, it can greatly impact the function and appearance of the nose. A saddle nose repair surgery or rhinoplasty can restore the structure of the nose, improve breathing, and create better aesthetics.

Boxer Nose Surgery

To repair a boxer or saddle nose, cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is required. Depending on what structures are damaged, the nose may require extensive reconstruction of the septum or nasal walls. Cartilage grafting is almost always required. Dr. Stefan Shuaib utilizes advanced grafting techniques to restore the nose structure to repair the bridge collapse. He also uses his artistic talents to reshape the bridge, nasal tip and nostrils to create a balanced, appealing nose shape that is in harmony with the rest of the facial features.

Saddle nose deformities can impact your breathing, appearance and self-confidence. If you want to explore rhinoplasty to repair your nose form and function, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Irving, TX, to book your saddle nose repair consultation with Dr. Shuaib.

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