Drug-Related Causes of Saddle Nose Deformity
The nasal passages include mucous membranes that provide a protective layer of cells that can also absorb substances into the bloodstream. When provided in a fine mist or powder, certain drugs can be administered through the membranes of the nose. While efficient in absorption, the nasal passages and structure can be damaged when this method of drug administration is done too frequently. This can lead to a saddle nose deformity that can change the form and function of the nose.
Dr. Maurice Khosh of Saddle Nose Repair is a respected facial plastic surgeon who specializes in saddle nose rhinoplasty and non-surgical repairs at his clinic in Manhattan, NY. He is double board certified in facial plastic surgery with many years of experience, Dr. Khosh offers exceptional skill and expertise for his patients requiring nose shaping or reconstruction. Saddle nose repairs are among the more challenging types of rhinoplasty. This procedure is one of Dr. Khosh’s specialties. He is an expert on all types of saddle nose deformity repairs, including those caused by intranasal drug use.
Repairing Saddle Nose Damage Caused by Intranasal Drug Use
Both recreational and medicinal drugs can be administered through the mucous membranes of the nose. This method bypasses the need for injections or swallowing drugs, offering a fast delivery system to the blood stream. Unfortunately, these drugs can be harmful to the tissues in the nose, especially if this method is overused or used over a long period of time. Common drug-related causes of saddle nose deformities repaired by Dr. Khosh include:
If intranasal drug use damaged your nasal structure, causing a pug nose, boxer’s nose or saddle nose deformity, contact the office of Dr. Khosh in NYC. We offer drug-related saddle nose deformity repairs for our patients to restore the aesthetic balance of their nose and face.