Diced cartilage in fascia (DCF) is one of graft material used for nose augmentation.
Cartilage diced into fine pieces is wrapped in temporal fascia as a sausage shape and grafted on the nasal bridge for general dorsal augmentation or filling of defect area.
Mostly, cartilage is grafted as a whole piece for the nasal bridge. However, when cartilage are curly or available in separate pieces like in conchal cartilage harvesting or when rib cartilage warping cannot be controlled, D.C.F is an alternative.
It has merits such as avoiding rib cartilage warping, smooth dorsal margins in thin skinned patient, a little malleability in early postoperative period, and adaptable fitting of irregular dorsum.
However, additional harvesting of temporal fascia is necessary and possible junctional step offs at radix or supratip is possible if not careful.