I have a Polly Beak and how do I correct it? Also I still have a crooked nose after 2 rhinoplasties.

This is a question that I answered for a patient who had the issues above and this is my answer:

Your polly beak is very small and should be easily corrected. The polly beak looks higher than one that would be due to scarring. I would venture to say that the polly beak that you have is probably due to cartilage being left in and this can be easily reduced.

The crooked bone and septum can also be fixed.  I usually only need one procedure to correct a crooked nose.  A crooked nose requires the most extensive knowledge regarding Rhinoplasty(nose job, rinoplasty, nose plastic surgery, nose cosmetic surgery, nose shaping, nose reshaping) so its not surprising that you might still have that after having undergone two rhinoplasties.  Also one thing to realize is that rhinoplasties are the hardest surgery that a facial plastic surgeon can do.  There are many variables that can contribute to a less than perfect result.  Many times a crooked nose entails some complicated maneuvers along the key areas of cartilage that hold your nose up which many surgeons are not comfortable venturing into.  If you are not careful your whole nose could collapse if not done well.  Many times the cartilage is what is holding your nose in a crooked nature and it requires releasing cuts into the cartilage itself to release the crooked forces that hold your nose in that state.  Then the cartilage needs to be reconstituted and strengthened with other cartilage to solidify the new form.

Hope that helps!

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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