Most often, a saddle nose deformity is associated with trauma to the nose. A direct hit to the nose during a car accident, a fall, or in boxing can cause the nose to become deformed. However, congenital malformations are also known causes of saddle nose. Congenital syphilis is syphilis that is present in utero and at birth and occurs when a child is born to a mother with syphilis. Untreated early syphilis infections can cause saddle nose deformity, among other poor pregnancy outcomes.
People who grow up with a saddle nose deformity often face difficulties. Children can be cruel in their teasing. Let’s face it, adults can be just as harsh in their judgments, often causing others to feel embarrassed, left out, or overlooked. The shape of a saddle nose can detract from the attractiveness of a person’s face, leading to feelings of depression. People with a saddle nose deformity also tend to suffer from functional breathing problems. These breathing problems tend to worsen with age if the nose’s structure is not corrected.
Dr. Khosh is a double-Board Certified facial plastic surgeon who is renowned for exceptional saddle nose repair results. Helping patients who have suffered from saddle nose at birth, Dr. Khosh has a particular passion for completing challenging procedures to achieve amazing results. Each patient is different, therefore, repairing a saddle nose deformity is different for each patient. Dr. Khosh understands the various components of a saddle nose deformity and how to effectively repair it to restore the shape and function of a patient’s nose.
Whether you have a mild or severe saddle nose deformity, Dr. Maurice Khosh has the expertise and experience to help you. If you would like to explore repair options, contact Dr. Khosh at his office in Manhattan.