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Septoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty: What’s the difference?

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What Is Rhinoplasty?

The most well-known form of nasal surgery, rhinoplasty (a.k.a. nose job) is a surgical procedure that alters the external shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty is “always associated with external contour irregularities,” says Lee Ann Klausner, MD, a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in NYC. An accident or breakage caused by trauma to the nose or simply aesthetic preference about how a patient wants their nose to look, may be cause for a rhinoplasty. There’s also a procedure known as a ‘revision rhinoplasty,’ which is a secondary surgery that corrects a previous, unsatisfactory attempt. Since rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, it will most likely not be covered by health insurance.

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These In-Office Treatments Are Like Real Life FaceTuning: And there’s not a lot of downtime.

Dr. Lee Ann Klausner was featured in one of New Beauty Magazine’s sponsored articles published on March 11, 2021. Click the image above to be directed to the original article or read below:

When it comes to that dreaded double chin and everything that goes with it, New York facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD says there are several solutions that can solve it—no overcomplication required.

“Submental fat is best removed by submental liposuction and, historically, plastic surgeons might have to combine this procedure with a necklift in patients 40 and over, depending on extent of submental fat and quality of skin,” she explains. “In younger patients, submental liposuction alone would suffice, as we can count on the younger patient skin’s natural recoil ability to contract and reveal the improved neck contour.”

“When the skin’s elasticity is not as good as with older patients, submental liposuction alone might leave the patient with less fat but a lot of loose skin, hence the need for a necklift at the same time.”

While the secret might not be totally under-the-radar, Dr. Klausner points to marked improvement in minimally invasive procedures, which, in many cases, directly affects patients in their 40s, 50s and, in some cases, their 60s who may not want to entertain the facelift route.

“Accutite and Facetite with Morpheus radio-frequency microneedling can be used with submental liposuction in the office under local anesthesia to reduce submental fat and tighten the neck skin. Results are very good for the patient who seeks improvement in neck contour without scars of a necklift,” she explains, adding that patients have no post-procedure pain, but may experience some moderate swelling and bruising, which resolves in approximately seven days.

“There will most likely be minimal swelling and signs of bruising fully resolving from day seven to ten. We ask patients to wear a compressive sling like they would wear after a facelift or necklift for about five days, and then at night for up to ten days. Patients feel well enough to work from home the next day and return to exercise by day three-to-five.”

Rhinoplasty Step-by-Step

Rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner discusses the steps involved in getting a rhinoplasty in the newest issue of New Beauty magazine.

“Pre-Planning ‘is it too long or too short? Is it crooked or straight? Is the bridge too high or too low? Is the tip too wide, turned up or droopy? Can I breathe well through my nose?’ asks Dr. Klausner. ‘Communicating with your surgeon is important in making sure results match expectations.'”

“Skin Contraction A newer rhinoplasty trend is paying greater attention to the skin and how it contracts after surgery. ‘Individuals with thicker skin need extra consideration of how to encourage optimal skin contraction in the months after rhinoplasty,’ adds Dr. Klausner.”

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner shares her expertise on non-surgical rhinoplasty in the most recent issue of New Beauty magazine.

“For patients who want a noncommittal test-run, nonsurgical nose jobs with hyaluronic acid fillers can be effective for some cases, but it’s important to note that injections cannot replace surgical results. ‘Today, there is an increased interest in minimally invasive options,’ explains New York facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD. ‘But, filler injections in the nose must be done with caution and only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist who is skilled in managing a potential vascular complication.'”


Signs Of Really Good Facial Surgery

Board-certified and expert facial plastic surgeon in New York City, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner, speaks to NewBeauty about Signs of Really Good Facial Surgery

Dr. Klausner was interviewed saying:

Brow lift

The first sign of a good browlift is that the person does not end up with a deer in the headlights or a surprised look as a result of brows that are too high. Another good sign is that the hairline appears to be in a normal, natural-looking place and has not been pulled back too far. Excessive space between the medial brow and the head created from a brow lift can make people look unnatural and not like themselves.

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Revisiting A Nose Job And If You Should Try Again?

Board-certified and expert facial plastic surgeon in New York City, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner, speaks to NewBeauty about Revisiting A Nose Job And If You Should Try Again?

Dr. Klausner was interviewed saying:

NewBeauty: Who is a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty?

Dr. Klausner: Someone displeased with the appearance of his or her nose; someone who underwent nasal surgery and still has breathing issues; or someone with poor cosmetic results from prior surgery. Someone who broke his or her nose after having primary rhinoplasty.

NB: When should you consult a doctor for a rhinoplasty revision?

Dr. Klausner: It’s best for a patient to wait until most of the swelling has resolved. This typically takes one full year after the first operation. The earliest I see patients in consultation for revision rhinoplasty is six months after their first operation. Earlier than that, it is too soon to tell what needs to be addressed because of swelling. More commonly, I see patients one year to several years after their first operation.

NB: What goes into a rhinoplasty revision surgery?

Dr. Klausner: First, I perform an in-depth consultation to determine what bothers the patient about his/ her nose. We also discuss what the patient should expect from a revision surgery. For these cases, the period of swelling is longer than the swelling following primary rhinoplasty. It’s important to impart realistic expectations and communicate that the goal is improvement and not perfection. The procedure may also take longer due to scar tissue. There are specific challenges associated with revision surgery because the nasal tissue has been altered from a prior operation.

NB: Do you perform revisions on patients who’ve had multiple rhinoplasty procedures and do you approach those cases differently?

Dr. Klausner: Yes. I discuss with those patients that it is best to have very specific and realistic goals. It’s always best to preserve what is working and try to address specific problems. We don’t want to make new problems with a revision procedure. The goal is improvement and not perfection.

NB: What are the risks associated with a revision surgery?

Dr. Klausner: Yes, all of the risks of rhinoplasty plus the patient may have new scarring, worsening of the prior condition or a lack of resolution of the condition they were hoping to fix. There are no guarantees of clinical outcomes and patients should only undergo a revision surgery if the benefits outweigh the risks.

NB: What is your best advice for someone considering a revision rhinoplasty?

Dr. Klausner: Consult a board-certified, facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty.

NB: What rhinoplasty innovations can we expect to see in the future?

Dr. Klausner: We hope that with primary rhinoplasty there will be a greater attention given to preserving structure of the nose in order to maintain functionality. In the future, we hope there is the potential for tissue engineering that will allow us to create new cartilage and viable tissue that can be used in nasal reconstructions.

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Snapchat Dysmorphia

Board-certified and expert facial plastic surgeon in New York City, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner, speaks to NBC Chanel 4 New York about Snapchat Dysmorphia

Dr. Lee Klausner, warns that filter attributes aren’t realistic to achieve even with surgery.

“On a computer, you can draw anything you want and those aren’t human tissues — those are just pictures, images,” she says.

Klausner adds that she always makes sure to get a patient’s medical history and has referred patients to a psychologist or psychiatrist if she suspects any body image disorders to be the motivation for the surgery.

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A Bride’s Countdown – NYTimes Feature

A Bride’s Countdown to Glowing Skin

Dr Lee Ann KlausnerThe NYTimes recently published an article in their fashion and wedding section chronicling the best steps for brides to take in the upcoming weeks to their wedding to get the best looking skin. Dr. Lee Ann Klausner was featured throughout lending her expertise as a dual board certified facial plastics and reconstructive doctor.

As the founding doctor of the Klausner Institute, Dr. Klausner has decades of experience combining her fined tuned aesthetic abilities along with her functional training.

For many brides the preceding weeks and days to their wedding can be stressful. With proper care and attention your skin can be glowing and radiant on that special day.

Dr. Klausner was highlighted in the period of one week before the wedding covering the benefits of skin exfoliation with facial skincare products.

“One of the benefits to superficial exfoliation, which you’ve been doing over the past few weeks, is that it prepares your skin for better penetration of the topical products you’re going to use now,” said Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner, a facial plastic surgeon with a practice in New York.

But as with any new products you’ll be introducing so close to your wedding date, play it safe and do a skin-patch test first before applying to your face. Dr. Klausner suggests testing on the inner wrist. “The skin there is thinner, less exposed to the sun,” she said, “and is similar to the skin on your face.”

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Are News Anchors Encouraged to Surgically Alter Their Look to Meet a Certain Standard?

Are News Anchors Encouraged to Surgically Alter Their Look to Meet a Certain Standard?

Are News Anchors Encouraged to Surgically Alter Their Look to Meet a Certain Standard?

Have you ever been watching the local news and thought the anchor looked like another anchor you’ve seen before on another network? If so, you’re probably not too far off. As reported on by RACKED, there’s a common look requested by many news producers for their anchors: an “authentic” look with no “distracting” features.

New York facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann Klausner, MD, agrees that attractiveness and proportional features are in high demand, but says there is far greater ethnic diversity in the industry than the typical blond-haired, blue-eyed local anchor woman.

“For example, there is a male local news reporter in New York who wears dreadlocks. There is a female local newscaster that has a retro ’80s punkish hairstyle. I think this is something new we’re seeing that shows some interest in breaking from the ‘standard’ look.”

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Dr. Klausner Feature in New Beauty Magazine

Dr. Klausner Feature in New Beauty Magazine

2016 New Beauty Magazine Feature

5 Ways to Treat Acne Scars

If your skin in bumpy and uneven, smooth it out with with a weekly gycolic acid peel.

Certain types of acne can lead to noticeable scars and uneven, bumpy skin.

“These scars which are caused by excess tissue production, result in raised tissue where the blemish was,” says New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Lee Ann Klausner, MD.

“Pigmentation can be treated with topical agents like hexylresorcinol and hydroquinone.”

Used once a week Natura Bisse Glyco Extreme Peel works to exfoliate skin for a visibly smoother complexion.

Hollywood Life

Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner was recently quoted in Hollywood Life commenting on cosmetic treatments for celebrities:

“Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, actually said that: ‘Facial filler can be used to add volume and lift to the cheeks and add volume to the temples but, if too much is placed, it can also make the eyes appear smaller, less open and less attractive. Some facial fillers absorb more water than others and can contribute to a puffier unnatural appearance to the face.’”

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