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Polly Beak Malformation – San Francisco Nose Correction

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.
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