Beverly Hills, California (PressExposure) January 11, 2010 -- Dr. Jay Calvert, MD, FACS, develops a new procedure to build better nasal bridges for complex rhinoplastic reconstructions. The operation is a significant advancement in rhinoplasty surgery in the past 30 years, providing solution for bridge problems that were formerly impossible to treat.
Plastic surgeons are calling the Diced-Cartilage and Fascia Graft, also known as the "DCF Nose Graft", as the greatest advancement in Rhinoplastic Surgery in the past three decades. Dr. Jay Calvert, the Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon who developed this procedure, published his initial findings in 2004 and he has since refined the operation to allow for optimum results.
Before the DCF Nose Graft was perfected, surgeons had to wait for the post-operative swelling to subside before they can find out if the rhinoplasty was a success or had to be reconstructed. With the advent of this newly refined procedure, the DCF Nose Graft now allows doctors to mold the nose for several weeks right after the operation. Dr. Calvert's extensive research and experience in the field played a significant contribution in the development of this technique.
"It [DCF Nose Graft] allows the [nasal] bridge to be re-contoured by adding new tissue to it, and the final shape to be controlled by molding it post-operatively," said Dr Calvert when asked to describe the procedure. This new way of using cartilage and fascia grafts is mostly applied in forming or restoring the bridges of the nose. "This technique could've been a key part of an operation to repair Michael Jackson's nose," Dr. Calvert added. The case of Michael Jackson's compromised proboscis, which was published a few years ago, was a good surgical candidate for this procedure, however the technique was not perfected until just recently.
The procedure uses the patient's own rib cartilage and tissue to form the graft and reduces the chances of rejection or complications. DCF Nose Graft is commonly employed for both "Roman" or "aquiline" noses as well as "saddle" or overly scooped noses. Although previous attempts to develop similar procedures have come up over the years, all of them failed to achieve positive results. Dr. Calvert, an internationally recognized expert in reconstructive nasal surgery, has mastered the technique after over seven years of clinical research and surgical practice.
Named as "the most effective way to create a better bridge." at the 2008 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) conference in San Diego, the DCF Nose Graft procedure is now widely used by a majority of rhinoplasty surgeons. Every year, Dr. Calvert performs more than 200 rhinoplasty operations and uses the DCF Nose Graft treatment in more than 125 patients.
Dr. Jay Calvert earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York City. His extensive research in bone regeneration and tissue engineering built his reputation as an expert in rhinoplasty revisions and nasal reconstruction. He is based in Los Angeles, California and has two offices in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills.