Revision Rhinoplasty for Saddle Nose, Patient 28444
Distraught over the look of her nose and her inability to breathe properly after two rhinoplasty surgeries handled elsewhere, this 41-year-old woman came to facial plastic surgeon Edwin Williams, MD, who noted her shortened nose, over-rotated and over-projected tip, and scooped look from a lateral view, also known as a saddle nose. The Latham-based rhinoplasty specialist restored a more natural look and function by inserting a GORE-TEX® implant, which lengthened and straightened her nose.
As for the results, Beth from Roxford, NY, says, "Twenty six years ago my parents allowed me to have a 'nose job.' Though better looking and without a deviated septum, I was happy for a while until a decade later I felt it was time to do a better job. I saved up for years but the result was disappointing, my nose was pointed up, scooped out, and what was left of my septum was now gone altogether to the tip of my very pointy nose.
"Though told never to manipulate my nose by several different doctors over the years, I became depressed. I didn't breathe very well, and kept my head lowered when I spoke to people so they didn't have to look up my nose. I never had a photograph in profile. When I heard that Dr. Williams specialized in 'reconstructive rhinoplasty,' I went, without much hope, for a consultation. It seems he believed he could help me, and I made the leap of faith and gave him that opportunity.
"Of course, being practical, I thought I shouldn't waste good anesthesia, and decided on a few more added procedures. The same day of surgery, I awoke to find the woman in the mirror I had been seeking for decades and it's gotten even better every day. Dr. Williams is more than a surgeon, he's an artist."