Saddle Nose Repair/Collapsed Nose Repair

One of the most noticeable effects of nasal cartilage damage is saddle nose deformity. This occurs when the nasal cartilage in the bottom portion of the bridge is weak, allowing it to collapse. A deep depression, similar to a saddle shape, can occur, changing the function and form of the nose. At Dr. Sedgh Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer saddle nose repair surgery at our facility in West Hollywood, CA.

Saddle Nose Repair

Saddle nose occurs when the cartilage in the septum or nasal walls is damaged to the point of collapse. Trauma to the nose can cause this deformity – the concave nasal bridge is also called “boxer’s nose” due to punches to the nose causing the bridge to collapse. Rhinoplasty is another common cause of saddle nose. If too much cartilage is removed, the bridge can lose support. Symptoms of saddle nose deformity include:

  • Concaved nasal bridge
  • Shortened nose
  • Over-rotated nasal tip (pig nose)
  • Collapsed nasal valves (nasal obstruction)

Rhinoplasty is needed to repair a collapsed nasal bridge. Most saddle nose repairs will require cartilage grafts and other support devices to restore the structure of the bridge and nasal passages.

Collapsed Nose Correction

Saddle nose repair is one of the more complex rhinoplasty procedures. It is vital to restore function of the nose, but correcting the appearance is also important. Dr. Jacob Sedgh is one of the best rhinoplasty plastic surgeons in the greater Los Angeles, CA, area, renowned for his expertise, skill and artistry. He carefully plans every collapsed nose rhinoplasty procedure to determine the best methods to achieve a balanced, natural nose appearance while ensuring any functional issues are corrected during the surgery.

During saddle nose correction surgery, patients will likely receive cartilage grafts to restore support to the nasal bridge. Dr. Sedgh recommends autologous rib cartilage grafts when excess cartilage is needed, which is harvested from the patient for the safest and most reliable outcomes.

If you have a boxer’s or saddle nose, there are solutions to restore natural shape and function. To learn more about correcting a collapsed nasal bridge, contact us at Dr. Sedgh Facial Plastic Surgery. Call our center in West Hollywood, CA, to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Sedgh.


When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.