How do you develop an inverted v (rhinoplasty)?
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Inverted V deformity
I'm sorry to hear you have this complication, but he good news is that it is fixable. This results from the separation of the upper lateral cartilages from your nasal bones and their collapse along the side of the middle vault of the nose. The treatment is a revision surgery after you have given your nose time to heal. During this surgery the upper lateral cartilages are resuspended along the dorsal septum using spreader grafts.
Inverted V deformity comes from the upper lateral cartilage collapsing against the septum, usually after a hump was removed. It can be treated (or prevented!) by resuspending the upper lateral cartilages to the septum with spreader grafts. Get a consult in person with a rhinoplasty expert!
Inverted-V deformity after rhinoplasty
It is difficult to make an assessment without photos but, generally, an inverted-V deformity transpires when the middle 1/3 of the nose lacks support and there develops a demarcation between the bony upper third and the middle third of the nose.
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