Meet the Doctor

About Dr. Steinbacher

Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Aesthetic Orthognathic Surgery and Rhinoplasty
Plastic Aesthetic & Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Facial Plastic and Breast Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Steinbacher is an artistic and meticulous surgeon. He has dedicated his life and passion to aesthetic cosmetic surgery of the face, nose (rhinoplasty), jaws (orthognathic and TMJ), eyelids (blepharoplasty), breast, body, liposuction, and fat grafting (injections). This includes clinical practice, research, and functional aspects of reconstruction and complex surgery. Procedures include: Asian cosmetic surgery, natural breast augmentation, use of stem cells and fat grafting.

He practices in Connecticut, sees patients from all over the world, and treats both children and adults, structure, soft-tissue, function, and cosmetic / aesthetic, regardless of the diagnosis.

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steinbacher specializes in facial plastic surgery, Rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction, Blepharoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, Korean and Chinese aesthetics, Otoplasty (ear pinning), Mastopexy (breast lift), Breast augmentation (implant and natural), Abdominoplasty, Dentofacial (jaw, jawline, cheeks, chin, neck, definition), Craniosynostosis (skull reshaping), Orthognathic surgery (jaw and facial balance and aesthetics), Mandibular reduction (shaving prominent facial bones), Malar (cheek) reduction, Malar augmentation,Mandibular implants, nasal imbalance and disproportion, nasal obstruction, weak chin, and much more. His results speak for themselves, and are widely acclaimed at national, international, and global meetings.


Dr. Steinbacher draws patients from all over the world, given his excellent results, his meticulous skill, and his unique training and perspective, that enables him to comprehensively address facial, nasal, jawline, eyelids, neck, chin, breast, body, and other regions. His professional experience spans many years of reconstructive, cleft/craniofacial, facial plastic, breast / cosmetic, and plastic and aesthetic surgery. These are life-changing procedures for individuals both here and abroad.

He is a Board Certified, Fellowship trained Plastic Surgeon, the Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Maxillofacial / Orthognathic Surgery at Yale. Dr. Steinbacher has trained at among the best institutions in the world, and demonstrates technical acumen, meticulousness, artistry, with strong scientific knowledge and patient skills to perform plastic procedures to obtain the best results with the utmost sensitivity, professionalism, diligence, and care.

Dr. Steinbacher’s work and exceptional hands, coupled with his eye for beauty, balance, and harmony, shows that these procedures enhance the form and function of the anatomy, but they can also improve a person’s confidence, well-being, and overall quality of life.

Credential Institution
MD HarvardHarvard Medical School
Plastic Surgery johns-hopkinsJohns Hopkins Hospital
General & Oral / Maxillofacial Surgery mghMassachusetts General Hospital
DMD upennUniversity of Pennsylvania
Craniofacial Surgery chChildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Steinbacher is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery; a Fellow of the American college of surgeons; a member of the Rhinoplasty Society, Society of plastic surgeons, Society of maxillofacial surgeons.


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Contact us today to arrange a consultation / appointment for any cosmetic concern or issue that we can address. We will perform a comprehensive diagnosis and assessment, provide you with realistic expectations of potential procedures and treatment alternatives. We will educate and explain, and provide clear simulations during the consultation to inform our best path forward.

For out of town or country patients, please email me to connect. Together, we can talk about surgical options and next steps that are best for you.

Research Publications and Presentations

Dr. Steinbacher has over 130 research papers and publications relating to rhinoplasty, facial aesthetic surgery, orthognathic jawline, craniofacial , breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mastopexy, 3D simulation, 3D planning, virtual surgical planning, computer imaging, optimization of results, considerations to quicken recovery, and so forth.

Dr. Steinbacher has given over 250 presentations and invited lectures relating to rhinoplasty, aesthetic orthognathic surgery, facial bone surgery, jawline creation, breast augmentation, Asian blepharoplasty, facelift, facial rejuvenation, 3D simulation, 3D planning, morphometry, results, fat grafting, craniofacial distraction, and many other topics. He has been invited to many countries around the world and has welcomed visitors looking to learn the latest and state of the art procedures and techniques from Dr. Steinbacher.


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