Saddle Nose Deformity Due to Wegener’s Granulomatosis
The respiratory tract is a common target for inflammation and vasculitis caused by Wegener’s granulomatosis. The nasal tissues can be damaged by this rare autoimmune disease, resulting in weakening of the nasal structure. Saddle nose deformities can occur when the nasal cartilage is severely damaged, impacting the appearance of the patient. Dr. Khosh offers repairs for saddle nose deformities caused by Wegener’s granulomatosis at his clinic in Manhattan.
Wegener’s granulomatosis is now commonly called granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Wegener’s can cause areas of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels, often in the upper respiratory system. When Wegener’s granulomatosis has episodes of vasculitis in the nose, it can restrict blood flow to the cartilage in the nasal structure and septum. The granulomas can have a destructive impact on the cartilage, making it weak and susceptible to collapse. When the septum and supporting structures of the nasal bridge become too weak, they can cause a depression on the bridge, or the “saddle” shape.
Repairing Saddle Nose Caused by Wegener’s Granulomatosis
When the nasal bridge collapses due to weakness caused by Wegener’s granulomatosis, there is a significant change to the nose shape. The bridge is concaved, and the nasal tip can rotate upward. The length of the nose also can be shortened, creating a pug-nose appearance. Dr. Khosh specializes in all types of saddle nose deformities, including those caused by Wegener’s granulomatosis. He can reconstruct the nasal bridge and reshape the tip to repair damage caused by this inflammatory disease.
If you have a saddle nose deformity caused by Wegener’s granulomatosis, contact Dr. Khosh at our clinic in NYC to schedule your appointment to learn more about saddle nose repairs to improve the appearance and function of your nose. Dr. Khosh has received many awards and accolades as a facial plastic surgeon, especially in the field of rhinoplasty.