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.