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.
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.
Many patients have experienced the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma, which is widely used for many different applications.
Both nanofat and PRP are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that can be used to improve skin texture and tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and promote skin rejuvenation. However, the procedures involve different techniques and use different materials.
Nanofat is a procedure that involves harvesting small amounts of fat from the patient’s body, typically from the abdomen or thigh area, and processing it into tiny droplets using a special device. These droplets, which are enriched with stem cells, growth factors, and other regenerative components, are then injected into the skin to stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture and tone, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
On the other hand, PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s blood and processing it to concentrate the platelets, growth factors, and other healing components. The concentrated PRP is then injected into the targeted areas of the skin to stimulate collagen production and promote skin rejuvenation.
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.