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Infections That Can Lead to Saddle Nose

There are certain bacterial infections that can cause lesions or tissue deterioration, including inside the nose structure. Most bacterial infections respond quickly to antibiotic treatment. However, if they are left untreated, they cause serious complications. Saddle nose deformities can be caused by infections that attack the cartilage or tissue in the nose, weakening the nasal bridge support. Dr. Maurice Khosh of Saddle Nose Repair offers specialized surgical and non-surgical repairs for those with saddle nose deformities caused by an infection.

Some infections can go undetected for years, even while they are continuing to cause damage to the body. Bacterial infections like syphilis or leprosy are examples of infections that can have symptoms that are easily misdiagnosed or ignored. While both are treatable, if left untreated, they can cause serious damage to the body. The delicate tissues in the nose can be vulnerable to certain infections. Lesions and ulcers inside the nose can cause permanent damage to the septum and nasal structure, leading to a saddle nose deformity.

Types of Infection-Related Saddle Nose Deformities

Dr. Maurice Khosh is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who is an expert on all types of saddle nose deformities and offers surgical and non-surgical repairs. Rhinoplasty or injectable cosmetics can be used to reshape the nose to improve the appearance of a saddle nose deformity. Dr. Khosh offers repairs for a nasal bridge collapse and other symptoms caused by infection-related saddle nose deformities, including:

If you have a saddle nose deformity caused by damage to the nose from a severe infection, Dr. Khosh can provide nose reshaping options. Both rhinoplasty and non-surgical treatments are used to reduce the appearance of a collapsed nasal bridge or upturned nasal tip. Contact the office of Dr. Khosh in NYC to schedule a consultation to learn more about your repair options.

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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