Saddle nose deformity?, overly narrow and crooked bridge? (photo)

Saddle nose, uneven and overly narrowed bridge? I am 8 days post op, I had a rhino-plasty to remove both lateral bridge bumps and a fairly large dorsal hump, I had tip refinement with permanent sutures and the columnella shortened via a closed procedure, My main concern is the shape in profile, does this look like the beginnings of a saddle nose deformity? I am also concerned that from the front view the bridge may be too narrow and also crooked with lateral depressions?

Doctor Answers 3

Saddle nose deformity, overly narrow and crooked bridge?

It is too early to make a determination about the final result.

The nose can be swollen for up to a year or more. Swelling will depend upon the nature of maneuvers employed, presence of grafts or implants, thickness of skin, open vs closed, revision vs primary, etc.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Saddle nose

Thank you for the photos and from what you have submitted you appear to have a very pleasant result so stop worrying. If you do have concerns though make sure your surgeon is aware so he / she may address them. Dr. Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Saddle nose deformity?, overly narrow and crooked bridge?

First it has been ONKLY 8 days, just the swelling present DOES NOT allow a definitive opinion. Wait 3 months for 80% of the swelling to subside. As for a "saddle" deformity I really do not see one in these early post op posted photos...

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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