Inverted V? Is this normal 2 months post op? (Photo)
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It would be helpful to see a pre op photo as well so comparison can be made. If the nasal bones are not fractured in properly after taking down a hump, then the edge of the nasal sidewall may be seen through the skin. Be sure to see a rhinoplasty specialist for consultation - the bones may need to be brought in.
2 months post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Inverted V Deformity
An inverted V deformity is caused by the appearance of the nasal bones through the skin. This most commonly happens when the middle third of the nose or the "middle vault" collapses. In other words, the cartilage part of the nose drops but the bone part stays in place. The bone then appears prominent relative to the middle third of the nose. This type of deformity can be corrected by placing "bilateral spreader grafts" in order to properly reconstruct and support the middle vault.
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The photo is not very good and doesn't provide a lot of info. You may have inverted "V" deformity but you will have to wait about a year before any type of revision can be performed.
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