Can the very upper nasal bones of the nose between the eyes be altered by Rhinoplasty to be made more African American?
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Widening the radix
Widening the radix of the nose can be accomplished with reverse osteotomies and a cartilage graft over the top of the newly created open roof deformity. In addition to width, the height will increase from the graft itself.
Rhinoplasty for Widening the area of the nose between the eyes
This area is called the radix. In order to increase projection, we’d need to place some cartilage grafted from the ear, or a facial graft harvested from the temporal area. The cartilage will be inserted through your nostrils.
Can the Area of the Nose Between the Eyes Be Altered by Rhinoplasty To Be Made More African American?
The radix of the nose can be made wider with grafting or filler and the dorsum and tip can be altered as well if necessary. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA