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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2002 Apr 1;109(4):1416-8; discussion 1419-20.

A clinical definition of an ideal nasal radix.

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The authors developed a system of simple soft-tissue measurements to define the ideal proportions of the nose. These measurements provide the surgeon the parameters to assess when a nose is "balanced" and to define when the radix should be raised or lowered. A ratio of 2:1:1:0.75 for length, projection, height, and radix, respectively, defines the ideally balanced Caucasian nose.

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