Can you explain what a polly beak is after rhinoplasty and how it’s fixed?
Polly beak is when the area above the tip or the “supratip” is higher than the bony part of the bridge making the tip look full, heavy, droopy and bird-beak like. This is usually due to a plastic surgeon taking too much of the nasal bones away but not enough of the cartilage part of the bridge. Polly beak can also be due to excess scar tissue in the area above the nasal tip. Fixing a polly beak requires steroid injections if it is scar tissue related or removing extra cartilage & possibly adding cartilage to the bony part of the bridge to create a much more balanced nasal profile.