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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.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Eric Cerrati, Facial Plastic Surgery

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Based on 32 reviews
Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!