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Nasal deformities are irregularities in the structure and function of the nose. They can lead to breathing issues, a weakened sense of smell, and other problems.

Nasal deformities can also make you susceptible to noise while breathing, snoring, dry mouths, nose bleeding, sinus infections, and many others.

Types Of Nasal Deformities

There are many types of nasal deformities like:

  • Enlarged adenoids: Adenoids are lymph glands that are present at the back of the nose. When these adenoids become enlarged, they may hinder normal breathing, block your airway passage, and even cause sleep apnea.
  • Saddle nose: Saddle nose is also known as a boxer’s nose. Saddle nose can be caused by trauma, excessive drug usage, or other diseases. In a saddle nose, the nasal bridge becomes sunken.
  • Nasal hump: A nasal hump is usually hereditary or may be caused by trauma. It leads to a hump on the nose, usually formed by extra cartilage or bone.
  • Enlarged turbinates: There are three turbinates, also known as baffles, present in each nostril, which helps humidify and clean the air before it enters the lungs. Enlarged turbinates interfere with breathing via the nose.
  • Deviated septum: It may be hereditary or due to trauma. The cartilage wall between the nose shifts to one side or is malformed, disturbing the deviation known as deviated septum nasal deformity.
  • Aging nose: Nasal deformity can be caused by aging too. In this, the nose on aging droops, obstructing by collapsing the sides of the nose inward.
  • Congenital deformities: These are the nasal deformities present since birth, including nasal mass, cleft palate, weakened nose structure, etc.
  • Symptoms of Nasal Deformities

There can be certain signs and symptoms which are red flags for nasal deformities, such as:

  • Facial pressure and pain
  • Noisy breathing while sleeping
  • Nasal cycle
  • Nostril blockage and congestion
  • Sleeping on one side
  • Nose bleeding
  • Sleep apnea
  • Inflammation of sinus passage
  • Persistent sinus infection

Causes of Nasal Deformities

Nasal deformities can be caused by various reasons like trauma, sports injuries, surgery, accidents, or congenital deformities. A few of the common causes are listed below:

  • A connective tissue disorder
  • Nasal tumor or polyp
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Wegener disease
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Polychondritis

When to See a Doctor For Nasal Deformities?

If you show any signs and symptoms of nasal deformities, you should visit an ENT doctor for a consultation. An ENT doctor is also known as an otolaryngologist.

The ENT doctor will perform specific tests to diagnose your nasal deformity and suggest possible treatments. You may inquire about the risks and complications regarding the opted treatment.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Treatment For Nasal Deformities

There are several medications and surgery options available for the treatment of nasal deformities. Based on the diagnosis, a treatment suitable for the individual patient is taken into action.

Medication options for nasal deformities are:

  • Analgesics
  • Steroid sprays
  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants

There are various surgical options for nasal deformities like:

  • Septoplasty: Septoplasty surgery to straighten the septum bone and cartilage, separating the two chambers of the nose.
  • Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty is nasal surgery performed for two reasons: to improve the nose’s appearance or improve the functional issue of the nose. However, the functionality is not enhanced at its best via rhinoplasty.
  • Septorhinoplasty: It can improve the nose’s functionality, like normal breathing, and enhance the nose’s appearance.

There is also a treatment known as closed reduction, where the broken nose can be corrected without surgery.  However, this closed reduction treatment shows positive results if it is done within a week of the nose injury.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 1066 to book an appointment.


Nasal deformities can lead to some severe breathing issues, sleep apnea, and several other related problems. Nasal deformities are usually not life-threatening but may lead to a deteriorated quality of life. If you feel like you may have it, you should visit your nearby ENT surgeon at the earliest.

Which specialists can be included in the team for surgery of nasal deformities.?

The surgical team for nasal deformities includes an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist), plastic surgeons, psychologists, speech pathologists, and nurses.

Can the sinuses be a cause of nasal deformity?

Yes, slightly damaged sinuses can be one of the causes of nasal deformity. Your ENT doctor can determine the exact cause.

How long does it take to perform a nasal deformity surgery?

Usually, a nasal deformity surgery takes a maximum of 2 to 3 hours. The patient may be discharged on the same day itself.


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