People face the risk of injury on a daily basis. Some injuries are self-inflicted, some are caused by people intentionally putting themselves in harm’s way, and some are caused by accident. Any damage to the face is a very personal injury. People recognize you by your appearance, and when people think about you, it is your face that they see in their mind’s eye. An injury to the nose can significantly alter your appearance. Dr. Maurice Khosh offers repairs and corrections of saddle nose deformities caused by an injury or trauma.
Saddle nose is often referred to as “boxer’s nose.” Those in a highly aggressive sport, like boxing, intentionally place themselves in danger of receiving damage to the face. While there is no judgment on your choice of recreational activities, there are consequences. Many boxers who are done competing find that they are unhappy with their facial appearance. A saddle nose deformity is common for boxers who have received severe damage to the bridge structure of the nose. Repeated trauma to the nose can leave permanent damage that requires specialized repair.
Other injuries that can damage the structural base of the nose include any trauma that involves a direct blow, or hit, to the nose. A forceful blow can be enough to change the structure and allow the collapse of the nose bridge. Car accidents involving the face hitting the steering wheel are notorious for causing severe damage to the nose. When the impact on the nose leads to the collapse of the bridge, you could be left with a saddle nose deformity. Once this type of damage occurs, surgical repair is typically the only option to restore the appearance and function of the nose.
Dr. Maurice Khosh is a well-renown and respected plastic surgeon who has a specialization in saddle nose repair. Dr. Khosh is the Past President of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society, an affiliate member of the Vascular Birthmarks Institute of New York, and a surgical consultant for the Crime Victims Treatment Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital center. His experience and expertise are known throughout the United States, and his patients and colleagues have recognized him as an outstanding physician. Dr. Khosh is the doctor that you can trust for beautiful saddle nose repair. Contact our office to schedule an exam and consultation to discuss your options.