I had an open rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago, and can...
I had an open rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago, and can notice what "looks" like a Pollybeak deformity. It is the area just above the tip, and it is very hard to the touch. It was noticable after the cast removal, but the area was smooshy and top of the beak was much higher. It has now settled to the area above my tip and is fairly hard.
My corncerns are these: Is it to soon to determine whether this is due to swelling or Pollybeak? Would swelling feel hard like that? Could it be scar tissue? Would scar tissue form this quickly? If it is scar tissue, will it shrink and smooth down in the next few months? Is it too soon to have Kenalog injections or is it better to address the issue as soon as possible?
I had this surgery because I hated my profile due to my retracted collumella. The surgeon talked me into a full "top to bottom" rhinoplasty and if I end up having a profile I hate after paying 5,000 euros, I am going to be upset as this was the only thing I wanted corrected in the first place!
-- Updated on Dec 6, 2009:
Rhinoplasty done 2.5 months ago. I didn't want to touch the profile but the doctor told me I had a bump that should be removed to improve the overall results.
Doctor says I don't have Pollybeak because he says that this is something that develops many months after the surgery, and my profile looked like this from the time the cast was removed. The doctor also says that injections won't do anything for me so he won't do it.
So my question is, if it's not Pollybeak, what is wrong with my peofile? Why does it look so ugly? What can I do about it? I cry everyday over this!
-- Updated on Dec 7, 2009:
I added an update but it won't post for some reason. The after pic is from 2 months so the weird profile is still there. It's even more scary because I thought it would go away by now. Would like as many doc opinions as possible, as my doctor tells me that this is NOT Pollybeak and that he will not give me kenalog injections. He said Pollybeak develops months after a rhinoplasty and my problem was immediate so this is not my issue. However, he won't tell me anything more ... So what is this and what can I do to fix it?! I can feel a distinct bump of separation where the hump is, and it is hard. Could it still be swelling? Help! I even told him I did not want him to touch the profile, but he said he made an "artistic judgment"!