The conditions that lead to getting rhinoplasty, or a nose job, are varied. One of the more popular conditions is saddle nose. When the bridge of the nose collapses, a profile view shows a saddle shape or scooped look in the midsection of the nose. Whether through injury, drug use, previous surgeries or a medical condition, this deformity is noticeable and can affect an individual’s self-confidence as well as interfere with proper nasal functioning.
The nasal framework can be repaired and strengthened in order to restore adequate function and an aesthetically appealing look. This condition should be addressed as early as possible to prevent more serious complications from developing. Dr. Eric Cerrati provides excellent care in treating saddle nose.
An Ancient Condition
Saddle nose has been around for centuries. In fact, the first known documentation of this condition was written on an ancient Egyptian papyrus scroll. Now known as the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus, this document describes the diagnosis and treatment of saddle nose among other medical conditions.
Apparently, saddle nose was also treated around 800 BC according to a document purported to be foundational to the traditional system of medicine in the east known as Ayurveda. The Sushruta Samhita was written around this time and in it is the description of the process of nasal reconstruction.
Advances in Techniques and Technology
Diagnosis of nasal deformity and reconstruction also appears in documentation from 16th century Italy. Tagliacozzi of Bologna was the last known person to write about this condition and its treatment until the 1840s. During this time, the German surgeon Dr. Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach specialized in plastic surgery. Among the reconstructive surgeries he performed was nasal deformity repair. He created many techniques that are still used today in rhinoplasty and maxillofacial surgery.
With advancements in technology and tools, rhinoplasty, along with other surgeries, has seen improvement in the surgical procedure itself, faster healing and more desirable results. Saddle nose is a condition that detracts from your appearance, but more importantly, can lead to breathing problems.
Get more information on available options for nasal repair and reconstruction by contacting Dr. Cerrati today. Schedule your consultation appointment and prepare to look your best.
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