Chapter 18. Radix Augmentation
Hollowing in the area of the radix is not an uncommon concern. Radix grafts are used to augment a deficient nasofrontal angle or move the radix breakpoint superiorly (Figure 18-1). A low radix may contribute to the appearance of a short nose, and improvement is achieved by augmentation of the radix.
Figure 18-1. Deficit in the region of the radix with correction using a cartilage graft.
On a lateral photograph of the patient, the surgeon should make an estimate of the amount of correction needed. No specific markings are required; however, the area planned for the subcutaneous pocket of the graft may be outlined on the skin. The eventual height of the radix will need to be determined on the table.