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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.”

To learn more about the facial plastic and cosmetic treatments offered at the Klausner Institute please contact our office.


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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?

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.”

Read the full article at: https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/10486-news-anchors-plastic-surgery/

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. naturabisse.com.

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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