Saddle Nose Deformity Due to Sarcoidosis
Although rare, some saddle nose deformities can be caused by sarcoidosis, a rare autoimmune disease. When damage is caused to the cartilage or bone in the nose structure from granulomas caused by sarcoidosis, the nasal bridge can collapse, causing the saddle nose deformity. If you have sarcoidosis that has deformed your nose shape, Dr. Maurice Khosh offers exceptional repairs for saddle nose deformities at his clinic in NYC.
Sarcoidosis can mimic relapsing polychondritis in attacking the nasal tissue and causing saddle nose deformities. Both diseases can cause granulomas or pockets of infection that damage tissues in the body, including the cartilage in the nose. When the cartilage in the septum is weakened over time, it may eventually collapse and create the saddle nose deformity, shortening the nose and rotating the nasal tip upward. The nasal bridge can collapse on its own or be susceptible to collapse with any type of nose trauma.
Repairs for Saddle Nose Caused by Sarcoidosis
Dr. Khosh specializes in nose reconstruction and rhinoplasty for those with saddle nose deformities. If sarcoidosis caused deterioration of the nasal structure, resulting in a nasal bridge collapse, Dr. Khosh will determine the best options for restoring support for the nasal bridge. Using the most advanced surgical techniques and his artistic skill, Dr. Khosh can use grafts and other methods to reconstruct the nasal bridge and reshape the nose for both function and aesthetics. For mild cases, there are non-surgical treatments that restore the shape of the nose.
Saddle nose deformities affect the self-confidence of the patient, impacting their quality of life. If you have suffered a nasal bridge collapse caused by sarcoidosis, Dr. Khosh is the facial plastic surgeon you want to perform your rhinoplasty procedure. Contact our clinic in Manhattan to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options for restoring the shape and function of your nose.