The nose is largely made up of cartilage and bone, making it vulnerable to injury in an accident. During the colder months, you are more likely to damage your nose in a slip and fall accident. Permanent disfiguration is a potential outcome, so exercise caution when you are out socializing or visiting with relatives this holiday season.
There is also an increased risk of getting into a vehicular collision, which could result in a broken nose and other injuries. Adverse driving conditions are a common hazard during the winter months. Winter in New York routinely brings rain, cold winds, ice and snow. Even if you are a conscientious and careful driver, there is no guarantee that you won’t get into a crash.
Saddle Nose Injury
A saddle nose injury or deformity is so named because the associated structural damage resembles a horse saddle. The bridge of the nose is dipped; however, the nose may also take on a crooked appearance. This condition can exist at birth, develop due to a medical condition or result from trauma, such as impact in an accident.
If you are unhappy with the aesthetic or functional qualities of your nose, there are effective treatment options in New York. Saddle nose deformity largely impacts the appearance of the nose but sufferers may experience difficulty breathing, frequent nasal infections or a constant buildup of mucus.
Nasal Surgery Consultation
Dr. Maurice Khosh specializes in the treatment of saddle nose deformities, associated injuries and conditions. At his New York offices, Dr. Khosh understands that patients experience a range of health issues related to abnormal appearance and function of the nose. If you are suffering from confidence issues, a rhinoplasty could offer an effective solution.
Some patients are less concerned with appearances and more focused on the functions of the nose. When the nasal cartilage and bones are damaged, breathing and other bodily processes are either restricted or disrupted. There are secondary issues that can arise from impediments to breathing or constant nasal and sinus infections.
To learn how we can correct your saddle nose deformity, call Dr. Maurice Khosh at his New York offices today to schedule an exam and consultation.