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Does using cocaine change the shape of your nose?

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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Chronic Cocaine use eats away at your septum which can cause complete collapse of the nose.
Not a pleasant look!

In brief: Yes

Chronic Cocaine use eats away at your septum which can cause complete collapse of the nose.
Not a pleasant look!
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

It shrinks the blood vessels in the septum which slowly melts away allowing the bridge to collapse, essentially destroying the shape of the nose and the ability to breathe through it.

In brief: Absolutely!

It shrinks the blood vessels in the septum which slowly melts away allowing the bridge to collapse, essentially destroying the shape of the nose and the ability to breathe through it.
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It can cause septal perforation, collapse and saddle nose deformity.

In brief: Yes

It can cause septal perforation, collapse and saddle nose deformity.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Saddle Nose Deform

End stage use of Cocaine will destroy the vascular supply of the septum (the midline part of the nose dividing the right and left halves of the nose and provding support to the bridge).
Eventually the spetum will collapse producing the "saddle nose deformity" which takes on the appearance of a boxer's nose.

In brief: Saddle Nose Deform

End stage use of Cocaine will destroy the vascular supply of the septum (the midline part of the nose dividing the right and left halves of the nose and provding support to the bridge).
Eventually the spetum will collapse producing the "saddle nose deformity" which takes on the appearance of a boxer's nose.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Alan Chen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Cocaine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. If enough is exposed to the nasal mucusa, vasoconstriction occurs and can, in extreme cases, cause the cartilage support to necrose (to die).
Loosing cartilagenous support will alter the shape of the nose ("Cocaine nose").

In brief: Yes

Cocaine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. If enough is exposed to the nasal mucusa, vasoconstriction occurs and can, in extreme cases, cause the cartilage support to necrose (to die).
Loosing cartilagenous support will alter the shape of the nose ("Cocaine nose").
Dr. Alan Chen
Dr. Alan Chen
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

People who use a lot of Cocaine end up destroying the septal cartilage in their nose.
This causes the middle of the nose to collapse causing what is called a saddle-nose deformity.

In brief: Yes

People who use a lot of Cocaine end up destroying the septal cartilage in their nose.
This causes the middle of the nose to collapse causing what is called a saddle-nose deformity.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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