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Saddle Nose Deformity Caused by Overuse of Nasal Spray

When a stuffy nose strikes, nasal spray can be a blessing. Many believe that since you can purchase these medications without a prescription, they are safe to use and will pose no complications. But that is not the case. When you have a stuffy or runny nose due to allergies, sinusitis or another condition, a …
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Will My Saddle Nose Get Worse Over Time?

If you have the classic saddle nose deformity, there is a depression on the bridge of your nose due to reduced structural support. A damaged or deviated septum, broken nose, nasal valve collapse and other structural defects can result in this condition that may impact both your appearance and nasal function. If you just started …
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How Does Saddle Nose Deformity Happen?

Those with a marginally upturned nose tip are blessed with a cute and attractive facial feature. However, an overly noticeable upturn might be due to a depression or collapse of the nasal bridge. Since it looks like a saddle in profile, the condition is known as “saddle nose deformity“. Nasal surgery may be necessary if …
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Breathing Complications Caused by Saddle Nose Deformities

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 …
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Identifying Saddle Nose Surgery Candidates 

A collapsed bridge or loss of nose height is how saddle nose is typically defined. This condition is often caused by trauma, illness, or genetic factors. In addition, sufferers of saddle nose have personal reasons for seeking treatment or surgery. Saddle nose can cause self-esteem issues and a fear of being in public. Everything from …
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Ways That Saddle Nose Can Negatively Impact Your Life

Saddle nose can occur because of a genetic abnormality, illness, injury, surgery errors or drug use. Some people live a lifetime without ever seeking treatment for saddle nose. However, those individuals may suffer in ways that they don’t even realize. At a basic level, saddle nose affects facial appearance and can result in functional issues. …
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Syphilis Can Cause Saddle Nose Deformity. Plastic Surgery Can Repair It

Syphilis is a prevalent and easily spread sexually-transmitted disease. It is a bacterial infection with numerous potential health implications, including lesions and ulcers that can cause nose damage. The lesions and ulcers attack the nose cartilage or tissue and weaken the nasal bridge support. The nose’s delicate tissues are vulnerable to infections like syphilis. Like …
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Boxer’s Nose is Not Just a Fighter’s Affliction

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 …
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A New York Winter Injury Can Result in a Saddle Nose Deformity

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 …
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