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Autoimmune Disorders and Saddle Nose Deformity

A saddle nose deformity can be caused by a medical or autoimmune disorder. When autoimmune disorders result in inflammation or damage affecting the upper respiratory system, the structure of the nose can change. There are a few different autoimmune disorders that have resulted in saddle nose deformities for patients with these diseases. Dr. Maurice Khosh of Saddle Nose Repair offers the expertise needed to restore the shape and function of the nose for those with saddle nose deformities caused by an autoimmune disorder.

Cartilage, like any tissue, needs the right conditions to stay healthy. Autoimmune disorders can cause the body to attack its own tissue in a variety of ways, including cartilage. Certain diseases can result in inflammation and loss of healthy cartilage in the nose, which can weaken the nasal structure. In some disorders, it can take years of repeated damage to the septum through infections, lesions or inflammation before a saddle nose deformity occurs. In other diseases, the damage may be caused much quicker. Once the damage is done, the nose bridge can collapse on its own or may be at high risk for damage due to trauma.

Autoimmune Medical Conditions Causing Saddle Nose Deformities

Patients with certain autoimmune disorders can suffer from a saddle nose deformity that is a result of cartilage loss in the nasal structure. Controlling the underlying disease can help prevent the risk of nasal collapse, but this is not always possible. Some of the disorders that are known to pose a risk for saddle nose deformities include:

Dr. Khosh’s extensive experience in repairing various forms of saddle nose deformities has made him one of the top plastic surgeons in this field. If you have suffered a nasal bridge collapse due to an autoimmune disorder that has weakened your nasal structure, Dr. Khosh can offer repair solutions. Contact our clinic in New York City to schedule a consultation to discuss a saddle nose repair.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 55 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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