How common is Pollybeak after rhinoplasty?

A pollybeak is one of the most common deformities after primary rhinoplasty; most studies suggest that the condition occurs in 40% to 64% of cases for which secondary rhinoplasty was performed. The appearance of a pollybeak is created when the supratip projects beyond the tip in the plane of the nasal dorsum.

How is Pollybeak deformity treated?

Regardless of the cause of the pollybeak deformity the treatment involves removing tissue in the area just above the nasal tip. The tissue may be excess septal cartilage or scar tissue. Elevating and refining the nasal tip will also add projection to the nose and may help remove a pollybeak deformity.

What is Polly beak deformity?

Polly beak deformity is a complication of rhinoplasty defined by the typical appearance of a dorsal nasal convexity resembling a parrot’s beak. [1, 2, 3] This dosal hump is located in the supratip region of the nose which then “pushes” the tip downward causing under-rotation.

How long does the bruising last after rhinoplasty?

After about two to three weeks, most patients will find that their bruising has completely resolved. Those with mild bruising may see complete fading of their bruises sooner than two weeks, while those with more extensive bruising may take a little longer to see complete recovery from their bruises.

Does tip always drop after rhinoplasty?

It is well-known among experienced nasal surgeons that there will always be some downward contraction of the tip owing to the fact that their incisions tend to contract. The natural downward pull of gravity and contractile forces from those incisions will tend to make the tip drop.

How long will the tip of my nose be numb after rhinoplasty?

The tip of your nose will feel numb as nerves to sensation have to be cut. The sensation to this area usually returns after about 3 months as the nerves regrow but some people may still have an area of numbness over the nasal tip.

What causes Pollybeak deformity after rhinoplasty?

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.

How long does the tip of your nose stay swollen after rhinoplasty?

While swelling at the tip following a rhinoplasty can take up to a year to go away completely, 90 percent of the swelling is usually gone in about four to eight weeks. It’s not uncommon for a crooked looking nose to straighten out as the swelling slowly resolves.

How long does the tip stay swollen after rhinoplasty?

Depending on the complexity of your procedure, swelling can persist for a year, and sometimes longer. This is especially true of the tip of the nose. Fortunately, most swelling will subside within two months, and you should be ready to present your new facial profile to the world in about two weeks.

When does the tip stop dropping after rhinoplasty?

By 1 month, most of the cheek and lip swelling has resolved, and the nasal tip shape and position are much more natural. Swelling of the tip continues to improve, and is really fading by the 3.5 month photo. Things look even better at 6 months, and will continue to improve or 1-2 years after surgery.

Why is the tip of my nose so big after rhinoplasty?

A: It is very common for a nose not only to look big after rhinoplasty but even to look bigger than your original nose. This is because of the swelling. It can be frustrating to go through rhinoplastic surgery and still have a “big” nose, but it is not a permanent condition.

Why do I have a pollybeak nose deformity?

A very common cause of pollybeak deformity occurs when someone has a nasal hump taken down, but the surgeon doesn’t fully address the whole length of the nose. This leaves excess height of the septum which leads to increased fullness in the supratip area.

What kind of rhinoplasty do you need for pollybeak?

A pollybeak can be caused not by excess supratip tissue but by over-resection of the bridge above the supratip. Treatment focuses on rebuilding the dorsum to rebalance the profile line. This patient had a prior rhinoplasty in which the upper portion of his bridge was over resected.

Where did the name pollybeak nose come from?

The pollybeak term comes from how the nose looks like a parrot beak. A pollybeak deformity can occur from a variety of causes. Let’s go through some common etiologies of the condition.

Can a rhinoplasty remove a nasal hump?

This patient had a prior rhinoplasty to remove a nasal hump but was left with a residual pollybeak that was able to be treated during her revision rhinoplasty. This next patient’s pollybeak deformity was not due to prior surgery, but rather was related to excessive growth of her septum toward her bridge.