What Does a Polly Beak Deformity Look Like?
The word deformity sounds a bit harsh and politically incorrect, but actually this is the medical term that doctors use to describe features that are out of the range of what is considered “normal”.
A polly beak deformity is considered an undersirable rhinoplasty outcome and is characterized by a bird like curve to the tip. We often see patients who have had previous surgery elsewhere and would like their polly beak revised.
A rhinoplasty specialist can usually predict and prevent a polly beak by using sound rhinoplasty principles. They identify patients who are at risk for this complication and select tip support techniques as part of the surgical plan.