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The majority of the nose structure is cartilage, including the nasal walls and septum that support the nasal bridge. When this cartilage becomes too weak, thin or damaged, the nasal bridge can collapse, creating a dip in the bridge called a saddle nose deformity due to its saddle shape. At Maia Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Munique Maia, offers saddle nose repair surgery at our medical clinic in the greater Washington, DC, metro area.

Saddle nose deformities can be caused by a variety of issues that impact the nasal bridge structure. Damage from impact to the nose can cause the bridge to collapse. Saddle nose is also called “boxer’s nose,” as it frequently occurs in boxers after repeated blows to the nose. Other possible causes include diseases that deteriorate the nasal cartilage or lifestyle choices like nasal drug use that can cause septum or cartilage damage. One of the major causes of saddle nose deformities is poorly performed rhinoplasty.

Correcting Saddle Nose Deformity

Saddle nose deformity can cause extreme cosmetic and functional concerns. The bridge of the nose can cave in, and the nasal tip can turn upward or appear shortened. Breathing can also be impacted if the collapse closes nasal valves or passages. Saddle nose repair surgery requires adding supports to strengthen the nasal bridge and reshape the nose. This can include stents and cartilage grafting to rebuild the nose structure and restore a natural appearance. Some patients may also require deviated septum repair, or septoplasty, to resolve breathing issues.

If you have a saddle nose deformity and want to explore plastic surgery to reshape your nose and improve function, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery today to book your appointment. We can schedule a saddle nose repair consultation with Dr. Maia at our clinic in Tysons Corner, VA.

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Nate R.

Mid 40s male who’s always had nasal breathing issues and a dorsal bump. I finally decided to do something about it with a septoplasty/rhinoplasty combo. I met with a few doctors but Dr. Maia stood out. She instilled confidence, and I’m extremely pleased with the results. The surgery was straight forward, and the swelling was surprisingly light. A week later the cast was off and I was on the short road to recovery. Honestly, if I had known it was this easy I would have done it earlier. Thanks Dr. Maia!

Karolina

I recently had Dysport injected by NP Kristina, and I could not be happier with the outcome. I can already see some of the results few days post-injections! I love how quickly Dysport softens the wrinkles, without giving you the "frozen look". Just in time for the upcoming holidays! Earlier this year, I did 3 Morpheus-8 treatments to my face and neck, and I am CONSTANTLY being complimented on how good my skin looks. Worth every penny! I also had fillers injected by Dr. Maia and Kristina. Dr. Maia did my under-eye, which I am obsessed about... what a change! Kristina injected my lips, chin, jawline, and cheeks. My face looks more proportional and guess what.... I FINALLY HAVE A CHIN :) Thank you, Dr. Maia, Kristina, and the Team. You're the best. I will surely be back for more.

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I had tummy tuck and muscle repair with Dr. Maia 3 months ago. I couldn't be happier. I am 44 and I got my 25 year old body back after tummy tuck with Dr. Maia. The initial consult was great. The surgery was fast. The post op care was excellent. Dr. Maia and team assured me that I had great post recovery and everything going okay. I had no complication whatsoever. The incission was very small and low which I love. She is amazing and caring surgeon. He teams are very responsive and wonderful. I am very happy with the result and everything.

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