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Boxer’s Nose is Not Just a Fighter’s Affliction

Man With Nasal Problems

Certain injuries tend to take on names that are associated with sports in which they are common. One such description is known as “boxer’s nose,” as this type of injury often results from sustaining repeated blows over the span of a career.

In many instances, the same deformity is known as “saddle nose” due to the specific shape of the nose. Additionally, this condition may occur as the result of an injury from boxing, another sport, an accident, drug use or is genetically present at birth.

Blunt Nose Trauma

Boxers, wrestlers, mixed martial artists and some other athletes are more likely to suffer this type of injury during competition. The more impact prevalent in the sport, the higher the likelihood of fracturing the nose in such a way that it ends up appearing saddle-shaped. 

Due to the inherent risk of such injuries reoccurring in these sports, many athletes do not seek correction until after retirement. However, when saddle nose is so severe that the condition impacts breathing, pursuing treatment is the only option.

Genetics & Other Causes of Saddle Nose

When saddle nose is present at birth, treatment is not always recommended right away. As the child’s nose grows, it may develop a more natural appearance. However, if you or your child suffers from saddle nose long after development should have corrected the issue, there are options available from Maurice Khosh at his New York offices.

Some individuals may develop saddle nose syndrome due to drug use. The cartilage of the nose wears down, causing the feature to collapse inward. There is also a possibility of saddle nose developing as the result of certain autoimmune diseases. Dr. Khosh is here to treat every patient as an individual, with compassion and understanding.

If you are struggling to breathe or lacking in confidence because of the appearance of your nose, reach out for an appointment today. We have solutions for restoring function to your nasal passages and giving you a new lease on life.

Whatever the root cause of your saddle nose deformity, call Dr. Khosh to arrange a consultation to determine which treatment methodology is right for you.

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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