Traumatic Causes of Saddle Nose
Saddle nose deformities can be caused by trauma or impact to the nose. Another name for saddle nose is boxer’s nose. This is due to the many boxers who have severe damage to the bridge structure of their nose. Trauma or medical complications from nose trauma are leading causes of saddle nose deformities that change the appearance and function of the nose. Dr. Maurice Khosh of Saddle Nose Repair offers repairs and beautiful corrections of saddle nose deformities caused by an injury or trauma.
A saddle nose deformity occurs when the structural base of the nose bridge is compromised. A direct blow to the nose can be enough to change the structure and allow the collapse of the nose bridge. Trauma can crack or fracture the dorsum and/or cartilage, leading to the collapse of the bridge. Another possible cause of anatomic changes to the nose from trauma is an undiagnosed or treated septal hematoma that becomes infected. Abscesses can cause permanent damage to the nose cartilage and deteriorate the nose bridge support.
Injuries that Cause Saddle Nose
Car accidents, sports injuries, falls and even trauma to the nose during birth can cause damage to the nose structure. When impact or force on the nose leads to the collapse of the bridge, the victim can be left with a saddle nose deformity. Once the structural damage occurs, surgical repair is usually the only option to restore appearance and function. Dr. Khosh has the skill and experience to repair traumatic nose injuries that cause the saddle nose shape, including repairing deformities caused by:
A severe blow to the nose can be the cause of a saddle nose deformity. If your nose bridge collapsed after an accident or trauma, Dr. Khosh in NYC can offer hope for repair. Contact our office to schedule an exam and consultation to discuss your options for correcting your saddle nose deformity. Dr. Khosh can help improve your appearance and the breathing function of your nose.