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Saddle Nose Deformity Due to Granulomatosis Polyangiitis

Granulomatosis polyangiitis is a severe type of vasculitis that often attacks the upper respiratory system, including the nose. Some patients with this autoimmune disorder can have nasal cartilage damage that leads to a weakened structure and a nasal bridge collapse. If you have a saddle nose deformity, or pug nose, caused by granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Dr. Maurice Khosh can offer options for rhinoplasty to repair the shape and function of the nose.

Patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis can experience severe inflammation of blood vessels in certain organs. When granulomatosis with polyangiitis affects the nose or sinuses, blood flow can be reduced to the tissues, including the cartilage in the septum. This loss of blood flow can cause erosion of the cartilage, creating perforations or structural weakness in the septum. When the cartilage becomes too weak, the nasal bridge can collapse and results in the sunken nasal bridge associated with a saddle nose deformity.

Repairing a Nose Damaged by Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Dr. Khosh is a leader in the field of saddle nose repairs and utilizes the most advanced techniques to restore the form and function of the nose. For his patients that suffer a nasal bridge collapse due to granulomatosis with polyangiitis, he can work with their rheumatologist to determine the best time to begin the repair during remission or inactivity of the disease. Grafts and other surgical techniques can be used to strengthen the septum and restore the shape of the nasal bridge for an improved appearance and respiratory function.

Saddle nose deformity from granulomatosis with polyangiitis is rare, but it can occur. If you have suffered a nasal bridge collapse after nose damage caused by granulomatosis with polyangiitis, contact the office of Dr. Maurice Khosh. He will discuss your surgical or non-surgical repair options during a personal consultation.

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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