Beverly Hills, California (PressExposure) January 11, 2010 -- Dr. Calvert, Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon uses cartilage grafts for revision rhinoplasty. He harvests these cartilages from the rib and the ear and combines them with muscle tissues to form a functional and aesthetically pleasing nose.
Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon Dr. Jay Calvert employed advanced surgical techniques in his recent revision rhinoplasty surgery to reconstruct a woman's nose that was damaged after a classic reduction rhinoplasty. Dr. Calvert used complex rib cartilage grafts and ear cartilage grafts combined with septum and fascia to rebuild the damaged nose and achieved optimal results in his procedure. The patient, Nicole, emerged from the successful operation without any complications.
The demand for revision rhinoplasty has risen over the years because of the increase in aesthetic or functional complications that have resulted from an early nose surgery. Problems that commonly occur are due to under resection, over resection or asymmetry; accelerated aging of scarred tissues may also be a factor. Five years after her initial surgery with another doctor, Nicole started experiencing a difficulty in breathing on one side of her nose and noticed it was becoming deformed. She then decided to seek medical treatment.
"It was very important for me to find someone who had a solid background in this particular surgery," Nicole confessed. "When I finally did meet with Dr. Calvert, he really opened my eyes to a lot of the techniques that are now being used that would be available to me," she said. Dr. Calvert has an extensive experience with secondary rhinoplasty and performs these demanding operations on a regular basis. He uses rib cartilage grafts to effectively reconstruct the nose.
"Rib cartilage has given me immense freedom to really rebuild people's noses," stated Dr. Calvert when asked about the surgical procedure. "I use rib cartilage quite liberally in secondary rhinoplasty because most people don't have septal cartilage before coming to these operations," he continued. People who seek corrective revision rhinoplasty often have substantial scarring of the tissue so Dr. Calvert uses cartilage grafts from other parts of the body combined with fascia grafts from the temporalis muscle to reshape the nose.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Calvert specializes in aesthetic surgery, including face-lifts, breast augmentation and rhinoplasty (nose reshaping). Several competent plastic surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Calvert specifically because of his proven expertise in his field and his use of cutting-edge methods to achieve superb results. Other surgeons also trust that Dr. Calvert provides professional attentive care to patients and their surgical concerns.
Dr. Jay Calvert, MD, FACS, is based in Los Angeles, California and has completed his seven-year combined Plastic Surgery Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He sees new patients every week in his two offices in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach.