If your nose appears parrot-like, you may have a pollybeak malformation. When this malformation was caused by alterations to the nasal cartilage, this is called a cartilaginous pollybeak. It can be corrected using rhinoplasty surgery.
A cartilaginous pollybeak is often caused during a previous rhinoplasty, when too much cartilage and bone gets removed from a dorsal hump and the underlying bridge area. The bridge support is reduced, making it so the skin sags downwards. This gives an overly full look to the supratip area.
To remedy this type of pollybeak malformation, cartilage can be removed from the supratip area, evening out the nose. It can also be helpful to implant a nasal graft, adding the support that was taken away.
To discuss rhinoplasty solutions with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, contact our office and arrange a consultation. Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh has the experience needed to help you get the nose you’ve been wanting!