New innovation — we have recently shown that while you undergo your rhinoplasty, if we liposuction fat, and use that fat in your face and nose, we can enhance your outcome and speed recovery from your nasal surgery. This concept was recently reported in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. (Aesthet Surg J. 2020 Mar 33;40(4):359-366. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjz075.) https://dereksteinbacher.com/rhinoplasty-gallery/
This analysis involved 62 patients who underwent rhinoplasty, either with or without simultaneous fat grafting. Those patients who had the grafted fat injected along regions of the face and nose recovered with less bruising and swelling. They also had an optimized cosmetic benefit along their face and nose.
We have also shown the use of this fat together with cartilage obtained from your nose, to improve nasal form, and balance, and help the result as well. These studies are forth coming – and we will share with you soon. The stem cells and growth factors in fat, as well as the augmentation it provides is shown to be advantageous. In essence, there are many benefits to fat grafting / fat injections in the setting of rhinoplasty!
In the meantime, in addition to fat injections, there are several things you can do leading up to (before), and after your procedure. We strongly recommend the use of pineapple juice, arnica, traumeel ointment, green tea bags, and vitamin K. Please see further description on our YouTube video linked.https://dereksteinbacher.com/patient-portal/
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!