The shape and size of the nose can impact one’s appearance a great deal. This is why people choose aesthetic rhinoplasty. Aesthetic rhinoplasty can be performed to correct the symmetry and/or shape of the nose, including the nostrils. One of the most common deformities in the nose is known as a pollybeak deformity.
Understanding the Pollybeak Deformity
As the name implies, the pollybeak deformity appears in the form of a beak-like nose. More specifically, the part of the nose found just above the nasal tip appears larger, affecting the overall proportions of the nose.
A pollybeak can occur either due to the presence of extra cartilage in the area or the formation of scar tissue in the region. Understanding the exact nature of the deformity on a case-by-case basis helps to understand the type of rhinoplasty to perform to correct it.
The pollybeak deformity is often associated with inaccurately performed rhinoplasty surgery. After nasal correction done either for cosmetic or medical reasons, the pollybeak deformity may occur as a complication.
Sometimes, injections administered in the affected area or certain medications can correct the pollybeak deformity. This is, however, possible only when the condition is simple. In cases where the deformity has occurred due to a previous rhinoplasty, if the condition is diagnosed early enough, these methods can be useful.
Often, for a cartilaginous pollybeak or a scar-tissue pollybeak, revision rhinoplasty surgery will be the only effective option.
Rhinoplasty for Correcting the Pollybeak Deformity
Pollybeak revision rhinoplasty is usually performed by raising or lowering the bridge as required. It might even involve minor corrections to the size of the bridge.
Some cases of pollybeak feature a raised projected nasal tip. This can be corrected by lowering the height of the nasal bridge. The surgery can also involve correcting the upper portion of the nasal tip. This can be accomplished by removing and correcting excess growth of cartilage or scar tissue in the area. A slight augmentation of the nasal bridge might also be performed to support the process.
You should keep in mind that revision rhinoplasty is often much more complex than primary rhinoplasty. When done correctly by a skilled facial plastic surgeon, this procedure works wonders for the shape of the nose.
Recovery and Results
Recovery after revision rhinoplasty for a pollybeak deformity is similar to that of any other type of rhinoplasty. Because it’s a revision procedure, you may be called in for frequent follow-up sessions in order to ensure that the scar tissue and cartilage growth are under control.
Only a Skilled Facial Plastic Surgeon Will Do
For correction of pollybeak deformity, it takes a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon. It’s crucial that you find a surgeon who has enough experience in performing revision rhinoplasty surgery to get you the results you’re hoping for.
Look no further than Dr. Anthony Bared, a well-respected double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving patients in the Miami area. Dr. Bared will meet with you during a consultation to examine your pollybeak deformity and decide on the ideal course of action. To schedule your consultation, contact our office today.