What does a DCF feel like and look like?
Hello Hoskel - Thanks for your question. A DCF graft is made from tiny bits of cartilage and a soft-tissue covering such as TPF (temperoparietal fascia) from the lateral hairy scalp. It is a soft, moldable graft that will solidify when fully healed. It is never as hard or harsh as a bony graft would be. It feels softer like the tip of the nose but with some firmness to it. I use DCF grafts routinely for bridge augmentation. In certain cases I will use a silicone graft. I typically only use bone for nasal reconstruction cases. DCF is a very natural looking augmentation. I stay away from Medpore grafts for bridge augmentation because they look very harsh and skeletonized in my opinion. I recommend that you find a rhinoplasty expert with a good experience in DCF graft augmentation to get more information.Good luck, Dr. Shah