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Will Steroid Injections Help with Crooked Nose/pollybeak? (photo)

I had rhinoplasty 2 months ago to narrow a wide bridge, rotate my slightly upturned nose, and refine a bulbous tip. I'm Caucasian but have very thick nasal skin. When the swelling started to subside, I began to notice what looked like a pollybeak deformity. I was given two small steroid injections five weeks apart and the "pollybeak" has gone down a little since the first injection but is still there. However, my nose is clearly asymmetrical. Is this just swelling? Will steroid injections help?

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Steroids

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Further steroids now are not advisable. You should now wait 6-12 months and let time take its course then consider a revision to trim more tissue in the supratip area or raise the upper bridge

Melbourne Plastic Surgeon

Steroids can help with pollybeak

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Steroids can help with pollybeak deformity, if some of the cause of this is scar tissue. 

If the cause of the pollybeak is septal cartilage, then steroid shots are ineffective. I would recommend that you address this with your surgeon. 

Best, 

Dr. Zoumalan

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Post rhinoplasty

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You do appear to have a pollybeak deformity.  I would not do more steriods at this time.  You can damage the skin and soft tissues with this and not correct the underlying problem.  You may need a revision in the future to remove more cartilage to correct the pollybeak.  Steriods will not fix that.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Steroid injections are occasionally indicated for postoperative swelling after rhinoplasty.

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Steroids can easily be overused but in your particular case might be some benefit. The final decision is of course up to your surgeon.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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