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Breathing Complications Caused by Saddle Nose Deformities

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While aesthetics are often the reason patients seek out Dr. Khosh for saddle nose deformity repair, it is not the only reason. Many individuals with a pug or saddle nose deformity also experience breathing problems from their condition. Severe collapse of the nasal bridge can close off the nasal passages, which can result in multiple health concerns and breathing complications. If you have a saddle nose deformity that is blocking your nasal passages, you could face serious health problems.

Nasal Obstruction Complications

Not everyone with a saddle nose deformity will experience a nasal obstruction. It is when the nasal valves are severely damaged that the nasal passage can become blocked. This can restrict airflow through the nose, which can result in a myriad of breathing problems. Some of the health complications that can accompany saddle nose deformities with nasal obstruction include:

  • Snoring
  • Chronic sinus problems
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Whistling noise with nasal breathing

Nasal obstruction from saddle nose deformities can interfere with sleep. If sleep apnea or other breathing problems occur, they can reduce quality of sleep and impact other aspects of the person’s health. Poor breathing while sleeping (sleep apnea) can result in high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, fatigue, cognitive impairment, stroke and other serious health problems.

Treatment for Saddle Nose Breathing Issues

Repairing a saddle nose deformity can be complex, especially for patients with breathing complications. The nasal valves may require opening and repair, as well as reshaping the structure and appearance of the nose. Many individuals with severe saddle nose deformity and nasal obstructions will require a cartilage graft to rebuild their nasal walls and bridge to open their nasal passages. This can add height to the nasal bridge and strengthen the nose structure. Spreader grafts may also be used to widen the nasal passages to improve breathing.

Dr. Maurice Khosh specializes in repairing saddle nose deformities, both for function and aesthetic concerns. If you have breathing complications caused by your nose deformity, contact our office in Manhattan. We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh to discuss restoring the shape and structure of your nose for better health and a more attractive appearance.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


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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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