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Difficulty in breathing is caused because of the abnormality in the structure and shape of the nose is known as nasal deformities. Your sense of smell can also get affected. Other concerns such as dry mouth, snoring, nose bleed, etc. People with nasal deformities are also worried about their appearance because of the shape of their noses.

Types of Nasal Deformities

  • Some nasal deformities can be present at birth known as congenital deformities such as nasal mass, weakness, etc. in the nose structure.
  • Enlarged adenoids are caused because of the growth or enlargement of the lymph glands present at the back of the nose. This blocks the airway and causes sleep apnea.
  • The saddle nose is also known as the boxer’s nose is a type of deformity where the nose is extremely flat. It is related to trauma, cocaine abuse, etc.
  • Aging nose: Causes drooping that can lead to blockage while the sides of the nose collapse inward.

What are the symptoms of Nasal Deformities?

Nasal deformities can be present outside which is visible or it can be present inside, the symptoms are as follows

  • Snoring while sleeping
  • Sleep apnea
  • Dry mouth
  • Congestion
  • Feeling pain or pressure on the face
  • The sinus passage can get inflate

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How Nasal Deformities are diagnosed?

Specialists will examine both the outside and inside of your nose. For outside examination, your nose will be checked by the hands of the specialist and for the internal examination, a fibro scope will be used.

Both aesthetic and functional problems will be diagnosed by performing this examination. The doctor will then discuss the process of treating the problem and the surgical techniques that will be applied. You will also be informed about the type of medications you need to take.

Causes of Nasal Deformities

  • Tumors
  • Wegener disease
  • Connective tissue disorder

What treatments are used for Nasal Deformities?

There are varieties of medications present that can ease the symptoms of nasal deformities such as

  • Analgesics: This can be used to reduce headaches and sinus pain.
  • Steroid sprays: These help to reduce the inflammation of the nasal tissue.

The real problem with medications is that they cannot permanently cure the deformity, for that surgery is the only real solution. Some the surgical methods include:

  • Rhinoplasty: This process reshapes the structure of the nose for better appearance or improved nasal function
  • Closed reduction: The process of repairing a broken nose without surgery is known as closed reduction.
  • Septoplasty: Surgically straightening of the cartilage that separates the two nasal chambers is known as septoplasty.

Which specialist treats nasal deformities?

You have to go to an ENT specialist or commonly known as ear, nose, and throat physicians. Generally, nasal deformities are treated by an otolaryngologist who specializes in the nose and its anatomy. An otolaryngologist also specializes in diagnosing and treating the problems caused by nasal deformities and disorders of the neck and head.

An otolaryngologist can provide care to varieties of other disorders such as hearing loss, difficulty to balance, loss of taste and smell, etc. Some of the more serious cases that can also be handled by an otolaryngologist are plastic surgery, treating head and neck cancer, etc.

Your treatment team can comprise of:

  • Otolaryngologists
  • Nurses
  • Surgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Psychologist


Most nasal deformities are not a serious issue as they can be easily treated or controlled by the use of medicines. The type of nasal deformities that requires immediate medical attention are the ones that are caused due to accidents. Generally, the problems such as snoring, dry mouth, bad breath, etc. are cured by medications. For the change in appearance, you need to undergo surgery.

How do you fix nasal deformity?

Septoplasty is the surgically straightening of the cartilage that separates the two nasal chambers is. This procedure is used to fix the nasal deformity.

How can I reduce the hump on my nose?

The dorsal hump or the hump on the nose can be removed surgically by the method known as rhinoplasty and it can also be done by a noninvasive method known as non-surgical rhinoplasty.

What are the causes of nasal deformities?

Nasal deformities are caused because of the following reasons:

  • Tumors
  • Wegener disease
  • Connective tissue disorder
  • Polychondritis


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