Fig. 1 Cartilage grafts on the dorsum
The goal of a dorsal graft is to provide normal height as well as harmonious continuity with the radix by two curved and slightly divergent lines , extending from the supra-ciliar ridges to the tip defining points and which are always separated by at least 5 mm . The width of radix and tip defining points should therefore be a guide for the determination of the width of dorsal grafts
Septal cartilage is the material of choice for the nasal bridge because of its consistency , its flat shape and the ability to be incised or crushed and used as multilayered grafts.