14 Feb What Is Pollybeak Deformity? Understanding Steps of Revision Rhinoplasty
Pollybeak deformity after primary rhinoplasty is defined by the appearance of a dorsal hump forms a nasal convexity that resembles a parrot’s beak. This occurs when the area above the tip of the nose on the bridge, known as the supratip, turns downward causing under-rotation. Unfortunately, not all rhinoplasty procedures go according to plan, and the plastic surgeon may not have been equipped for this complex nose reshaping. There are many conditions a revision rhinoplasty specialist has to deal with, one of them being pollybeak deformity. Here we will describe the steps taken by Dr. Grigoryants to resolve this issue.
How Does Pollybeak Occur?
Pollybeak deformity can occur from a variety of causes. In today’s era of advanced plastic surgery however, the possibility of this reaction after primary rhinoplasty is becoming less common. Some of the best plastic surgeons cannot guarantee that it will be avoided, some of the causes of deformity include:
- Bone and cartilage were reduced from dorsal hump without reducing septum
- Unpredictable excess scarring in the supratip region
- Poor healing following primary procedure
- Patient has thick skin and soft nasal cartilage
Correcting Pollybeak Deformity
Every patient’s case is unique and Dr. Grigoryants applies custom treatment plans for every revision rhinoplasty patient. There are a few steps that are commonly utilized to correct pollybeak deformity. Some of the approaches to this procedure include:
- Injection of a steroid into excess scarring sites
- Trimming septum and cartilage in the bridge of the nose
- Adding or removing cartilage in the tip
- Support with dorsal grafts
Most plastic surgeons recommend on visiting your primary nose surgeon to seek revision treatment. However, it becomes difficult to achieve a good aesthetic result for some inexperienced with revision rhinoplasty.
If you decide you want to hire a new rhinoplasty specialist in the Los Angeles area to correct your nasal deformity, consider scheduling a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants. His heavy background with revision rhinoplasty transcends patient expectations. Plan your visit for revision rhinoplasty in Los Angeles today.