Primary rhinoplasty and Secondary Facelift review

Having undergone a botched facelift by a local plastic surgeon and wishing to have both revision facelift surgery and a primary rhinoplasty, I dug deep to compile a short list of the best revision plastic surgeons.

Dr. Calvert’s name was at the top of the list. Since hiring a top revisionist to do primary nose surgery seemed akin to hiring Mozart to play a birthday party, to test the waters, I first underwent primary rhinoplasty with Dr. Calvert and the result was a cute, harmonious, totally believable nose—which was my wish. Close family and friends can’t pinpoint that I have had surgery. Rather, everyone thinks I look amazing from weight loss or something simple. The revision facelift result is particularly outstanding given what Dr. Calvert had to work with. Downtime and scarring were bare minimum. Both surgeries yielded wonderful results and to say I am grateful and happy is an understatement.

While Dr. Calvert’s CV indicates high-intelligence, ability, and good decision-making over time, it is in person that Dr. Calvert really shines; he is refreshingly plainspoken about what can and cannot be achieved and I like that he does and says nothing to entice business to himself. As reflects leadership, the staff are collectively down-to-earth, punctual and kind, within an upbeat, contemporary office environment. Overall, the experience has the right mixture of energy and serenity—the feeling of being in capable hands.

As a side note, if you have not done so, watch Dr. Calvert on YouTube as he creates a lovely natural nose for a woman who lost hers in an attack which made national news. The video speaks volumes about Dr. Calvert’s approach; in my opinion one can see best in this patient’s result the fruits of Dr. Calvert’s visionary artistic talent and his ability to produce optimally under adversity, or otherwise.

It is hard to say enough good things about Dr. Calvert. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, don’t waste another step going to anyone else.

M.H.

One of the best surgeons around! Have had a couple procedures with him all turned out great!

S.B.

Hands down the Best in his field.

L. N.

Instantly and instinctively trusted Dr. Calvert upon our first meeting. He was the first but only plastic surgeon I interviewed to re-haul the breast augmentation from 2003. He literally had me at hello. My instincts never fail me and my new breasts look hot as hell thanks to Dr. Calvert. He is a hero.

C.R.

I have had problems with thick sin and scar tissue in my nose my whole life. I had quite a few surgeries before seeing Dr. Calvert and was concerned about having another procedure. He made me feel comfortable and confident I would get the results I was hoping for. It’s been quite a battle to conquer my thick skin but Dr. Calvert isn’t giving up. I think at this point any other doctor would tell me there’s nothing more that can be done. Slowly but surely we’re making progress and I just want to thank him for the effort, patience, and time he’s put in to make me look and feel my best. His staff are always happy and welcoming and I always feel comfortable there.

T.T.

I went to Dr. Calvert after an accident that left a significant amount of scarring. The situation was tense and I was very anxious. Dr. Calvert and his entire team were very professional, yet extremely warm and caring. Dr. Calvert gave me my life back; really. He’s an extraordinary person and I’m better for knowing him. Thank you.

D.D.

I have had multiple Rhinoplasty surgeries done before, including one with a renowned surgeon in Beverly Hills. None achieved a result that I was fully happy with. Every time it fixed a couple of issues but introduced new problems. This was my last attempt at improving the visual appearance of my nose.

Since I had chosen prior surgeons by personal recommendation (which did not yield the results I wanted), I decided to consult with every known plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. The who is who of Rhinoplasty. Heads up: avoid Simoni like cancer, the guy is literally nuts. I told every surgeon in detail what I wanted. The usual household Beverly Hills names advised me not to touch this nose again, saying it will be very problematic to make improvements due to existing scar tissue etc – their pride and ego prevented them from “declining” the job, but you could see they knew they could not deliver what I wanted and they were too proud to say so. Meaning: they would have given it “a shot” if I would have “made an appointment”, although they knew too well they were lacking the necessary skillset for this difficult revision.

Keep this in mind when looking for a plastic surgeon. The hardest thing is finding a plastic surgeon who can actually deliver what they promise !

Only one surgeon actually admitted that he was not skilled enough to do these complicated revisions, and he was professional enough to recommend Dr. Calvert as my only hope of getting the results I wanted.

This was a revelation, a plastic surgeon who not only “admits defeat” but recommends a competitor. My hat off to you. Naturally, this further inclined me to see Dr. Calvert asap, who was on my list but impossible to get an appointment with as he was always booked out. It’s really a shame that none of the other “household names” can put their ego aside and do what’s right for the patient and recommend the right man for the job they clearly cannot do (in my case the X-th revision), especially since they know Dr. Calvert too well: their Rhinoplasty failures land on Calvert’s table.

Dr. Calvert specializes in complicated revisions, and what seems to be impossible for others is his bread and butter. Not only does he look like a superhero (not joking, he actually looks like The Dark Knight Christian Bale), but he is gifted with a truly unique skillset. In our first meeting, he was very informative and detailed about what can be done and what needs special attention, and it was clear immediately there are (almost) no limits for him and his skills, which to be quite honest confused me a little bit at first as it contradicted what all these other surgeons had said and advised.

I asked him what (in his honest opinion) could be improved on the visual appearance of my nose. And he stated exactly the things that I needed fixed. He saw what I saw. Obviously this is what you want prior to a surgery, you want to be on the same page. The man is transparent, no funny business here, no attempt to rip you off (as so many other’s do). More importantly, he will tell you when things do not need to be fixed.

Calvert’s staff is outstanding. Super professional, educated, informative, funny, easy to deal with and they take care of you in every possible aspect. Heaven. Did I mention only beautiful people work there ? Heaven.

After a few meetings with him (going over every detail), I decided to move forward with the surgery. Surgery went perfectly fine, I decided to do the hyper-barric chamber afterwards for further improvements.

Dr. Calvert delivered EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. I can only describe this as a masterpiece by the Michelangelo of Rhinoplasty. Considering that he achieved a perfect revision on a nose that had multiple, failed surgeries prior to his, while other’s couldn’t do that on the primary attempt (which is way, way easier). That’s how good the guy is. There’s a reason this man charges what he charges and he is worth every penny (and much more). Don’t waste your time with people who cannot deliver what you want, go see Dr. Calvert.

 

J.B.

Dear Dr. Calvert,

I can’t thank you enough for your time and commitment to making this such an enjoyable and exciting experience. This is not an opportunity we would have ever had without you. It’s an honor to work with you and now have the world-class experience of being a patient of Dr. Jay Calvert & staff.

Kindest Regards,

F.E.

Dr. Calvert,

Thanks for being the difference in my life, for changing my life for the better and for doing something that you didn’t have to do.

Thank you so much,

M.A.

Dear Dr. Calvert,

I want to thank you very much for the wonderful care you’ve given me and the great job you did on my nose! You’re the best!