Posted on March 11, 2016 in Rhinoplasty
A drooping nasal tip with excessive fullness right above it can make a person’s nose look like a parrot beak. This is known as a polly beak malformation. The polly beak malformation can be categorized in two ways.
Patients may have a soft-tissue polly beak, a result of excess internal scar tissue. Primary rhinoplasty can cause this when performed incorrectly. A soft-tissue polly beak can also be due to prolonged swelling in the tissues.
The other type of polly beak is known as a cartilaginous polly beak. This malformation is the result of not taking away enough cartilage from a nasal hump. When cartilage is left in the region after this, it can create the polly beak appearance.
Have your polly beak addressed today – schedule a rhinoplasty consultation at the office of Dr. Evan Ransom. Dr. Ransom is a skilled double-board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and will be able to determine the type of polly beak you have, along with a suitable solution.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.