Saddle Nose DeformityPlastic Surgery in Latham, New York

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The Saddle Nose Deformity Surgery Process


Each saddle nose surgery starts with a consultation, where the patient can meet and talk with the surgeon to go over the details of the procedure and get answers to questions. This is also when the surgeon examines the patient’s nose and determines the recommended course to take to help achieve the desired aesthetic goals. Selecting a surgeon who specializes in nasal surgery is highly advised.

Many patients find that this start of their transformative journey is particularly effective when it includes the opportunity to see what the outcome of saddle nose deformity surgery could be, thanks to the surgeon’s ability to capture images of an individual’s face, then digitally alter those images to create a realistic portrait revealing the potential look of the results.


Saddle nose deformity may be the result of a disease, a hole in the nasal septum (known as septic perforation), trauma, prior surgery, or other factors, and—in addition to the concave shape—can be marked by nosebleeds and breathing difficulties. Considering the range of causes and symptoms, there is also a range of solutions—though almost all of them involve providing more support by rebuilding the underlying structure. This, too, can be achieved multiple ways, including by shaping existing nasal cartilage or by harvesting cartilage from either the ribs or ears and using it to create support.

Choosing a nasal specialist for saddle nose deformity surgery means working with a surgeon experienced in the procedure and in harvesting cartilage in such a way as to minimize signs of surgery.


Saddle nose deformity surgery requires time for recovery for recuperation and recovery afterward— especially if the procedure involves harvesting cartilage from another area of the body. During this time, patients should take great care to avoid activities that may lead to a physical blow to the nose. With the nose left alone to heal, visible swelling should go down in a matter of weeks, while healing for the entire structure, inside and out, could take up to a year.

Dr. Williams’ office will provide aftercare instructions and be available for patients with questions that arise throughout the healing process. As with all surgeries, there is a small risk of post-procedure infection or bleeding. There is also a chance—about five to 10 percent—that the patient will want the surgical results to be revised.

Other Available Procedures

Beyond saddle nose surgery, Dr. Edwin Williams also offers procedures to address an overall large nose, as well as surgery for a crooked nose, crooked nasal base/tip, pinched tip, and drooping nose.

Considering saddle nose deformity surgery in the Albany, NY, area? Arrange for a consultation at the Williams Center by calling 518-786-7000 or sending a message online today!

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If you’re considering a procedure to correct a saddle nose deformity and want to consult with an experienced New York-area facial plastic surgeon, call the Williams Center today!

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