About The Procedures
Our goal is to create natural, elegant, well-contoured, and proportional results to help balance, improve, and redefine yourself. Dr. Steinbacher is a “master surgeon” known for meticulous attention to detail, superb technique, artistry in the human form, and generation of beautiful aesthetic results/outcomes. You are in good hands with Dr. Steinbacher: a true cosmetic expert.
Cosmetic surgery is performed for a variety of reasons. Our goal is to achieve a balanced, proportional, well-appearing cosmetic result. This may mean looking younger, achieving your aesthetic objectives / ideals, improving your form and function, or a combination of these things. We will analyse, educate, and ensure your goals are realistic and attainable. Remember, that we are living, biologic beings, and tissue has certain variables and healing patterns that can influence treatment choices, modifications, and recovery / healing.
Alteration (enhancement, reduction, smoothing, or tightening) of a specific anatomical feature or features is our mutual goal in plastic and cosmetic surgery. We also prioritize looking younger, more refreshed, awake, and pleasing (less tired or haggard). We are able to consider and meld these factors / goals, together with functional improvement, to obtain uniformly superb results. Postoperatively, we improve your sense of well-being and boost overall confidence.
Dr.Steinbacher’s comprehensive / aesthetic plastic surgery practice emphasizes proportion, balance, refinement, and contours. Such a philosophy, with an eye for detail, and technical artistic surgical ability, results in some of the most favourable results possible. Procedures such as: rhinoplasty, facelift, necklift, and other aspects of facial rejuvenation, achieve nasal and facial balance, reverse the effects of facial aging, and create an attractive, younger, refreshed, pleasing patient. Facelift, necklift, double eyelid procedure, blepharoplasty, cheekbone reductions or cheek augmentation, brow lift, fat grafting, rejuvenation, forehead contouring, eyelid tightening, neck and face tightening, botox, fillers, skin resurfacing are al frequent interventions we perform. The entire comprehensive system: skin, soft-tissue, underlying facial bones/skeleton, must be considered. We address and reposition prominent ears and correct ear deformities. We adjust breast and abdominal contour, excess skin and fat, and deflation. Breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and fat grafting are frequently performed procedures.
Cosmetic procedures help improve aesthetics via:
- Angle reduction
- Angle augmentation through angle implants and facial implants
- Facial definition for a more youthful face
- Jawline definition for a chiselled appearance
- Neck rejuvenation and removal of bags under eyes
- Eliminating jowls, and neck folds
- Creating a strong chin and a chiselled face
- Correcting a large / angular face
- Correcting a small, convex face
- Removing facial wrinkles
- Adding lip filler for plump full lips
- Asian blepharoplasty (double eyelid)
- Eyelid surgery
- Making eyes bigger
No matter the procedure, Dr. Steinbacher will employ his artistic eye, attention to detail, and meticulous technical abilities. His strict standards of symmetry, balance, harmony, beauty, and attractiveness help create a natural, dramatic, proportioned, and pleasing appearance.
Before the Procedure: What to Expect
Cosmetic procedures vary from quick non-invasive procedures with no downtime, like botox and fillers. To slightly more involved, but still minor procedures (microdermabrasion, chemical peel, scar revisions, fat grafting, eyelid surgery, even some liposuction). To more complex surgical procedures requiring tissue removal, repositioning, or manipulation (facelift, rhinoplasty, orthognathic jaw surgery, genioplasty, facial implants, facial contouring, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck).
The minor office-based procedures can be performed right on the spot at your first consult. The more involved manipulations may require more lead time and coordination. We always aim to make your recovery as quick and streamlined as possible. You may be asked to take medications or make changes to your current ones, as well as apply some skin products. You may be asked to avoid taking certain medications (anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal supplements, and aspirin), stop smoking, and/or optimize other medical variables. Various anesthetic options may be available for your procedure. We will discuss in greater detail at your consultation.
After the Procedure: How to Recover
For best results, it’s important to heed the instructions we provide during our consultation. Skin care, before, during, and after procedures, is of utmost importance. Use of mild hypoallergenic products and fragrance-free moisturizes may be recommended to make sure your skin heals best. Sun protection is crucial, including blocks of direct sunlight and ensuring to apply sunscreen with appropriate SPF. If incisions are present, we will counsel you as to how best care for them. We may recommend compression of certain areas, head elevation, ice applications or heat, depending on the procedure and time postoperative. Post-op diet may be altered depending on the procedure. Fluid intake (drinking for hydration) is important in most procedures as well. Postop nasal sprays are given for rhinoplasty patients. Creams and ointments may be recommended. The postoperative care, instructions, and pathways depend on the type of procedure you are undergoing, and your individual history and case. We will provide more information at the time of your consultation and presurgical counselling session.
Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.
He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.
Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!