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Surgical Technique
Nov/Dec 2012

Radix Grafts in Cosmetic RhinoplastyLessons From an 8-Year Review

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Drs Cohen and Pearlman) and Weill Cornell Medical College (Dr Cohen), New York, New York.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(6):456-461. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2012.429

We describe our experience with radix augmentation during cosmetic rhinoplasty over an 8-year period using both autologous and synthetic grafts and provide insight into maximizing success. We discuss various surgical considerations, including patient selection, graft materials, and dealing with complications. We focus on our operative technique and provide patient examples.