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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.

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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