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Breathing Obstruction Due to Saddle Nose Deformity

When there is substantial anatomic damage to the nasal structure, causing a saddle nose deformity, breathing function can be affected. With a nasal bridge collapse, the airway passages can be narrowed or blocked, resulting in breathing obstruction. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in nasal reconstruction and repair, including removing breathing obstructions caused by a saddle nose deformity.

When the nasal cartilage is lost or damaged, resulting in a collapse of the bridge, the dorsal height is diminished. The nasal passages are condensed, making it more difficult for breathing. Not everyone with a saddle nose deformity has a breathing obstruction, but it is common with more severe cases that involve the internal nasal valve. To restore normal breathing, the nasal passages and internal valve need to be opened. In many cases, this occurs as part of the bridge repair. The cartilage is strengthened with grafting, and the nasal passages are heightened. This can resolve breathing obstructions for many patients without additional repairs being needed.

Repairs for Severe Nasal Obstructions

In severe saddle nose deformities, the breathing obstruction may require specific repairs to widen and open the nasal passages. In addition to raising the bridge of the nose, the nasal passages can be widened with spreader grafts. This can allow for easier nasal breathing for those with tighter constrictions in the nasal cavity, restoring proper function of the nose and sinuses.

Dr. Khosh understands the nuances of various levels of saddle nose deformities and offers his expertise to restore the shape and function of the nose for his patients. If you have a saddle nose deformity with a breathing or sinus obstruction, contact the office of Dr. Khosh in New York City. We can schedule a consultation for you to discuss repair options with Dr. Khosh to improve the appearance and function of your nose.

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 55 reviews

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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