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Comment & Response
Jan/Feb 2016

Addressing Saddle Nose Deformity

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  • 1Hospital da Arrabida, Porto, Portugal
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016;18(1):75. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2015.1861

To the Editor Saddle nose deformity is one of the most complex cases that a rhinoplasty surgeon has to deal with. Surgery to address this deformity is tricky, with nasal airflow often being impaired in order to achieve a cosmetic improvement of the nose. When properly planned and executed, however, the outcome of surgery addressing saddle nose deformity can be quite rewarding for both the patient and the surgeon.

The article by Cakmak et al1 published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery describes an algorithm for dealing with saddle nose deformities. It also proposes a classification of patients with this kind of deformity and a surgical strategy based on this classification.

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