Can inverted v deformity occur without a rhinoplasty?
It would be highly unusual to have a true inverted V deformity in the absence of prior surgery or trauma; however, if one's nasal bones are very wide, and the middle third is quite narrow, it can appear to be an inverted V. Best wishes.
Inverted V deformity
Thanks for your question. The term "inverted V deformity" is used to describe a finding that is seen after someone has undergone a rhinoplasty. It is however possible to be born with a similar nasal appearance. An inverted V deformity, either congenital or due to surgery, can be corrected with a rhinoplasty. All the best!
Inverted V deformity and Nasal Trauma
Inverted "V" deformity is seen as a consequence of prior nasal trauma or surgery. We correct it using spreader grafts, which will support the upper lateral cartilage. Best regards
Agreed, the term "inverted v" has been used colloquially to refer to an appearance of the mid-vault region in reference to a prior rhinoplasty, or more specifically, osteotomies.. best of luck
Can an inverted V deformity occur without a rhinoplasty
An inverted V deformity is due to a collapsed middle vault. It is mostly seen following rhinoplasty. However, it can also occur following trauma to the nose. Individuals with short and wide nasal bones may also be susceptible to this condition. The treatment includes lateral osteotomies to mobilise the nasal bones medially and placement of spreader grafts along the middle vault of the nose.Hope my answer helps.
Inverted "V" Deformity
Typically, an inverted "V" deformity is seen as a consequence of prior nasal surgery. It is caused by collapse at midvault, with inward descent of the upper lateral cartilage. It is possible that this deformity can been seen in cases of nasal trauma, as well. Its is typically corrected with the placement of spreader grafts, which will support the upper lateral cartilage. I suggest you follow up with a surgeon who specializes in functional and cosmetic nasal surgery for an in person consultation. I have provided a link below. Good Luck!
Can Inverted V Deformity Occur Without Rhinoplasty?
Anything is possible with the human body. An inverted V deformity can be corrected whether or not a patient has had previous rhinoplasty surgery, usually with the placement of "spreader" grafts.
Treatment for an inverted V. deformity
An inverted V deformity is usually related to having had a previous rhinoplasty surgery. The inverted V deformity results from nasal bones that are too wide and the upper lateral cartilages that are too narrow. Treatment for an inverted V deformity involves low lateral osteotomies placed in the nasal bones, and spreader grafts placed underneath the concave upper lateral cartilages. For more information and many examples, please see the link and the video below
It is uncommon to have an inverted V deformity without surgery. IT can be corrected with surgery. Best of luck.
Hello and thank you for your question. Patients can have this without a previous history of rhinoplasty. It can be corrected through surgery. Make sure you specifically look at before and after
pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon
and not just a computer animation system. The most important
aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek
consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate
you in person.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon