(972) 702-8888 Contact
saddle nose deformity correction surgery

A saddle nose deformity, which is typified by a collapse or depression of the nasal bridge, can disrupt nasal function and overall harmony of the face in addition to impairing the nose’s cosmetic appeal. Dr. Azouz’s skilled saddle nose repair surgery in Dallas provides a complete solution to restore nasal form and function for increased self-assurance and quality of life. Dr. Azouz can help to repair saddle noses from a rhinoplasty or trauma. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz has expertise in performing many saddle nose repairs.

What are the causes of saddle nose deformity?

A saddle nose deformity is characterized by a collapsed nasal bridge, which causes the middle of the nose to seem sunken in, giving the shape of a saddle. This deformity can be caused by a variety of reasons, including:

  • Trauma: This is the most common cause of saddle-nose deformity. A hard blow to the nose can break or injure the nasal bones and septum (the cartilage that separates the nostrils). If not treated, this weakening can eventually cause the nasal bridge to collapse.
  • Surgical complications: Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is a procedure that alters the form or size of one’s nose. While generally safe, there is a minor risk of problems, such as over-resection of the septal cartilage, which can result in a saddle nose deformity.
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory disorders: Certain autoimmune diseases, such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and recurrent polychondritis, can attack nasal cartilage, causing it to weaken and collapse, resulting in a saddle nose deformity.
  • Infections: A saddle nose deformity may result from some illnesses, such as syphilis and leprosy, which harm the nasal bones and cartilage.
  • Substance abuse: Chronic cocaine use can dramatically reduce blood supply to the nose, resulting in tissue death and, eventually, a saddle nose.
Saddle nose deformity correction surgery, often referred to as nasal reconstruction, is a specialized operation used to restore the collapsed or depressed look of the nasal bridge. In order to enhance nasal function and beauty, the procedure entails returning the nose to its original support structure and nasal contour.
saddle nose deformity correction

Candidates for Saddle Nose Repair Surgery

Ideal candidates for Saddle Nose Repair Surgery are individuals who:

  • Have a saddle nose deformity resulting from trauma, injury, previous rhinoplasty, or congenital conditions
  • Experience functional issues such as nasal obstruction, breathing difficulties, or chronic nasal congestion
  • Desire to restore the natural shape and appearance of their nose for improved facial harmony and self-confidence
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery
  • Are in good overall health and do not have underlying medical conditions that may increase surgical risks
saddle nose correction | nose deformity surgery

Benefits of Saddle Nose Correction Surgery

Saddle Nose Surgery can correct the depressed or collapsed appearance of the nasal bridge. This also restores nasal function and helps airflow. With saddle nose correction, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz focuses on enhancing facial aesthetics and symmetry which helps to improve self-confidence.

How is Saddle Nose Repair Surgery performed?

Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz personalizes treatment plans to tailor results to each patient’s goals. During the consultation, Dr. Azouz will evaluate the patient’s history, symptoms, and goals for surgery. Diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays or CT scans may be recommended to help assess the extent of the saddle nose deformity and plan the surgical approach. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz carefully restores the natural contour and support of the nasal bridge using techniques such as cartilage grafting, bone grafting, or synthetic implants. After the procedure, specific splints or dressings may be applied to help support the nasal structure during recovery.

Saddle nose deformity surgery

Anesthesia Used During Saddle Nose Surgery

To avoid the side effects and increased risks of general anesthesia, local anesthetic with sedation can be used for saddle nose repair surgery. Dr. Azouz prioritizes the safety and comfort of his patients as he works closely with skilled anesthesiologists during the procedure.

Risks of Saddle Nose Deformity Surgery

While saddle nose repair surgery is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries some risks, including infection, poor wound healing, and bleeding. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz discusses these risks with patients during the consultation and uses meticulous techniques to minimize them.

Recovering from Saddle Nose Surgery

After saddle nose repair surgery, a nasal splint and dressing may be applied to help support the nasal framework. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising immediately after surgery, which subsides over a few weeks. Some patients report mild discomfort which is controlled with prescribed medications. During your routine follow-up appointments, Dr. Azouz will make recommendations specific to your recovery and assess when it is safe to return to strenuous activities, sports, or work. Most patients are able to return to light work within a few days after surgery.

Other Surgeries That Can Be Combined

Saddle nose correction surgery may be combined with other procedures to address additional concerns, such as:

Dr. Azouz discusses the possibility of combining procedures during the consultation and develops a personalized treatment plan based on the patient’s needs and goals.

Cost of Saddle Nose Correction Surgery

The cost of saddle nose surgery varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the reconstruction, surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. During the consultation, Dr. Azouz provides custom quotes and discusses payment options, including financing plans.

Solomon Azouz, MD, FACS, FRCS(C) | Plastic Surgery in Dallas

Saddle Nose Deformity Surgery in Dallas

For those looking to correct saddle nose deformity, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Azouz has extensive training and experience in improving nasal contour and function. Begin the process of reconstructing the form and function of your nose for improved self-esteem and overall health by contacting us online, or calling (972) 702-8888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz. Virtual consultations are also available for patients who are traveling to Dallas for surgery.


Skip footer