Inverted V at 4 months? (photos)
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The nose heals for a year or more following rhinoplasty
During Rhinoplasty, rasping of a dorsal hump without osteotomies may lead to an open roof deformity.
Based on your limited photos, it's not clear what might be best for you. Consider re-asking your query with modesty photos in the frontal, oblique, and profile views. Or consider consulting with another rhinoplasty specialist for a second opinion.
Hope this helps you.
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Inverted V deformity
Inverted V deformity is often from inadequate support of the upper lateral cartilages to the remaining framework of the nose. It really depends on how the upper lateral cartilages were managed and how the nasal dorsum was closed if there was an open roof deformity, either with cartilage grafts or osteotomies. An examination with a board certified plastic surgeon can help answer this question. Best of luck, MMT
Inverted V Deformity?
You have posted many concerns about your result thus far, and although you are still very early in your recovery and somewhat swollen, you may need to consider a minor revision procedure at some point to address these concerns. Most often it may be best to heal at least one year from your original surgery if you desire a comprehensive revision rhinoplasty. However, if you are focused on the inverted v issue only, your surgeon may be able to offer you some improvement by performing osteotomies in surgery after waiting another 2 months. Professional and patient communication with your surgeon is best and should lead you to an appropriate solution. Good luck.
There is a slight inverted V. However you should wait 6 to 8 months to contemplate a revision. There seems to still be swelling in the tip as well.
Wait a year
Best wishes and good luck
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained Plastic Surgeon
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