What is Nanofat?
Nanofat is obtained from your body’s natural fat cells. The fat is then processed to release stem cells
and growth factors, which are potent factors for healing and rejuvenation. A growing amount of
evidence demonstrates the efficacy of nanofat in repairing damaged skin, which is helpful to plastic
surgeons performing both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
How does Nanofat help with Rhinoplasty?
Nanofat is a useful technique in Revision Rhinoplasty where there is skin damage resulting from the
prior procedures or operations. When the skin damage is severe from trauma or implant-related
problems, sometimes treatment with nanofat is the only way to safely perform the revision surgery. The
nanofat can be injected prior to surgery or performed during surgery.
Is Nanofat the same as PRP?
Many patients have experienced the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma, which is widely used for many different applications. The main difference between PRP and nanofat is that nanofat contains adipose-derived stem cells, which are thought to be a more powerful agent of rejuvenation and repair.
Is Nanofat right for me?
The primary benefit in rhinoplasty is with noses that have had one or more operations before, where the skin is less healthy as a result. If this is the case for you, there may be a role for Nanofat. Dr. Dibelius will review each case individually and discuss whether you may require or benefit from the Nanofat procedure.