Saddle nose is a deformity in the nose that is characterized by the abnormality in the appearance of the nose. Because the bridge of the nose is collapsed, the nose looks as though it has caved in. A saddle nose can give a person a very unwanted appearance since the nose is the central feature of the face. Appropriate saddle nose treatment involves knowing the cause of the deformity and performing rhinoplasty.
One cause of saddle nose that tends to garner less attention than others is infection. Certain bacterial infections can cause lesions or tissue deterioration inside the nose structure. While most bacterial infections respond quickly to antibiotic treatment, if left untreated for a significant amount of time, these nasal infections can cause serious complications. Prolonged infections within the nasal cavity can attack the cartilage or tissues in the nose. This can cause the nasal bridge to weaken and lose its support, leading to a saddle nose deformity.
It is essential that you visit a doctor if you have a sinus infection or a lingering stuffy or congested nose. It is easy to think that these illnesses will go away on their own, but, in truth, these infections can last for years. If an infection lingers for an extended time, it will cause damage to the body. The delicate tissues in the nose can be vulnerable to certain infections, and lesions or ulcers inside the nose can cause permanent damage to the septum and nasal structure.
Dr. Maurice Khosh in New York City is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who is an expert in all types of nasal repair surgeries. If you suffer from an infection-related saddle nose deformity, contact the office of Dr. Khosh. He can provide nose reshaping options through rhinoplasty and non-surgical treatment. Dr. Khosh will meet with you to determine the degree of your saddle nose and offer a plan to reduce the appearance of your collapsed nasal bridge.