Nasal Deformities

Saddle Nose Deformity Treatment in Patna, Bihar

 A nasal deformity refers to an atypical structure and appearance of the nose, affecting its functions. These deformities are relatively common occurrences. Nasal deformities can be categorized into two main types:

Cosmetic Deformities: These affect the aesthetic shape and structure of the nose.

Functional Deformities: These influence the nasal functions, leading to issues like breathing difficulties, snoring, sinus problems, and impaired smell perception.

 Various Types of Nasal Deformities:

  • Cleft Palate: A congenital nasal deformity that extends beyond the nose, affecting the mouth's structure.
  • Nasal/Dorsal Hump: Commonly found within families, this deformity can also result from trauma. It involves cartilage or excess bone growth, depending on its location within the nose.
  • Saddle Nose: This depression along the nasal bridge can result from factors like cocaine abuse, certain medical conditions, or physical trauma. It's also known as "boxer's nose."
  • Swollen Turbinate: Turbinates aid in humidifying and clearing inhaled air. Swelling in these structures can hinder breathing.
  • Enlarged Adenoids: Overgrown lymph glands at the nasal back can lead to sleep apnea and airway blockages.
  • Deviated Septum: The cartilage dividing the nasal passages becomes misaligned, causing blockages in one or both nostrils.

 Common Symptoms of Nasal Deformities:

Regardless of whether a nasal deformity is functional or cosmetic, typical symptoms include:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Snoring
  • Nostril blockage
  • Nosebleeds
  • Facial discomfort
  • Sinus problems
  • Reduced sense of smell

 Causes of Nasal Deformities:

Nasal deformities can arise due to congenital factors or injuries. Other causes encompass:

  • Nasal trauma
  • Prior nasal surgery
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Medical conditions such as Wegener's granulomatosis, sarcoidosis, and polychondritis
  • Weakening of nasal structures

 When to Seek Medical Attention:

Consult a medical professional if nasal deformities start impacting your quality of life. Consider medical attention:

When dissatisfaction with nasal appearance affects self-esteem.

When nostril blockages lead to sleep disturbances and mouth breathing.

 To Schedule an Appointment at Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna:

Contact 0612-3540100 to arrange an appointment.

 Treatment for Nasal Deformities:

Big Apollo Spectra Hospital, Patna, provides comprehensive treatment options:


  1. Analgesics for headaches and sinus pain relief.
  2. Decongestants to alleviate nasal tissue swelling and congestion.
  3. Antihistamines to combat congestion and runny nose.
  4. Steroid sprays to reduce nasal tissue inflammation.


  1. Rhinoplasty: A surgical procedure to enhance nasal appearance and function.
  2. Septoplasty: Surgery to straighten the nasal septum, separating nostrils.
  3. Closed Reduction: Non-surgical procedure to mend a broken nose.

 In Conclusion:

Nasal deformities present complex challenges, considering their various forms and origins. Expert otolaryngologists specializing in nose anatomy and functionality handle these issues. Specialists in reconstructive, aesthetic, and plastic surgery, with a focus on nasal traumas, often perform rhinoplasty to address these deformities.