Septal Perforation Repair


Septal Perforation Repair Its is very interesting how many ways surgeons choose to approach the repair of septal perforation.  I find that this is a very difficult problem to fix and that patients must understand this fact. Like most things in health care and medicine, patients would like to believe that there is an easy | Continue Reading »

Secondary Rhinoplasty


Secondary Rhinoplasty It is difficult for most to understand why secondary rhinoplasty is so very different from the primary rhinoplasty. A primary rhinoplasty is a nose job that occurs in the absence of any other previous surgery. It is the first nose operation a patient undergoes. In fact, it is hopeful that it will be | Continue Reading »

Secondary Rhinoplasty with Rib Cartilage


As I plan my lectures for two upcoming meeting, I am realizing how many secondary rhinoplasty operations require rib cartilage to make the result work.  In the past, I would have said that ear cartilage could be used for many secondary rhinoplasties.  Now, I am not so sure.  I use composite ear cartilage grafts quite | Continue Reading »

Dr Jay Calvert Rhinoplasty meeting


Rhinoplasty Surgeons, Facial Plastic Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons Dr Jay Calvert: rhinoplasty meetings do not come along too frequently. Do not miss this great meeting in Las Vegas! January 13-15 at the Cosmopolitan hotel. Dr. Jay Calvert and a group of experts will be presenting their methods and thought processes on rhinoplasty. Register here This meeting | Continue Reading »

Plastic Surgery on the Black Market


This video popped up on my account as one I “might like.”  This is a blast from the long ago past when I used to make a fair number of TV appearances as an expert on the Tyra Banks show. I love that the episode was translated, as well, with subtitles.  What is very | Continue Reading »

Dr. Jay Calvert Experience with Rib Graft Revision: Follow-up


Rib Graft Revisions: A complex situation Several years ago, I started seeing a group of patients who had had rib graft revision rhinoplasty elsewhere and were not happy with their results. They were coming to me to have revision surgery of their rib grafts! We realized the need to track the outcomes of operations on | Continue Reading »

Tip Rhinoplasty and Lateral Crural Strut Grafts


In tip rhinoplasty, it has come to my attention that there is a debate among rhinoplasty surgeons. The debate is about what structures provide tip support when performing a tip rhinoplasty. There is no doubt that central support of the tip with a  columellar strut is key. However, it is the belief of this surgeon that | Continue Reading »

Fast Plastic Surgery


Fast plastic surgery seems to be a new fad I see popping up all over the internet and on television segments about breast augmentation and liposuction. In Beverly Hills where I practice, there are a multitude of plastic surgeons that advertise fast operations. These ads discuss the SPEED of the operation as opposed to the | Continue Reading »

Ethnic Rhinoplasty


Many people ask me if I perform ethnic rhinoplasty…and I have to explain that I perform rhinoplasty in Southern California…thus, of course I perform ethnic rhinoplasty! I operate on patients of every race, creed, color and ethnic background on earth! And it is truly one of the many great pleasures of being able to serve | Continue Reading »