Saddle Nose Deformity Due to Relapsing Polychondritis
The nasal cartilage is vital to maintain the structure and shape of the nose. When a disease impacts the health of the nasal cartilage, it can result in a collapse of the bridge or a saddle nose deformity. Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disorder that can destroy cartilage in the body, including the cartilage in the nasal septum. Dr. Maurice Khosh offers repairs of saddle nose deformities for patients suffering from relapsing polychondritis.
Patients with relapsing polychondritis may suffer from repeated attacks that impact the health of cartilage in the body. The important proteins that give cartilage its structural integrity, like collagen and elastin, can be destroyed, weakening the cartilage. In the nose, the septum cartilage can deteriorate over multiple attacks of relapsing polychondritis, causing the nose bridge to buckle and collapse, creating the pug or saddle nose. This can be a devastating symptom of this rare disease that can substantially affect the appearance of the individual.
Repairing a Collapsed Nose Caused by Relapsing Polychondritis
If you have relapsing polychondritis that has caused severe cartilage damage to your nose resulting in a saddle nose deformity, there are solutions. Dr. Khosh is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in saddle nose deformity repairs. Using advanced surgical and rhinoplasty techniques, Dr. Khosh can strengthen the nasal cartilage and reshape the nose, restoring a beautiful nose and improved nasal function. Mild cases of saddle nose deformity may be treated with non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
For those living with the rare degenerative disease relapsing polychondritis, saddle nose deformities can alter their appearance and affect their self-confidence. Dr. Khosh can help repair the damage caused to nasal cartilage to improve the shape of the nose. Contact our clinic located in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh to discuss options for reshaping your saddle nose deformity to improve your appearance.