Who is a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?
If you're looking for one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in NYC, Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. is one of the most highly sought-after. A rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is the surgical reconstruction of the nose. Patients often consider rhinoplasty when they've been in an accident or have been displeased with the shape or symmetry of their nose for other reasons. Many individuals with various functional and/or cosmetic concerns could be good candidates for rhinoplasty. Additionally, individuals who have breathing issues, oftentimes due to prior trauma to the area, also consider rhinoplasty to improve their quality of life and appearance. However, rhinoplasties are more complicated than just making the nose look smaller or straighter. There needs to be a balance between the nose and other facial features, and they need to complement each other in order to achieve a natural-looking result. Dr. Klausner’s knowledge, keen sense of facial symmetry, and artistry make her an expert at rhinoplasties and achieving natural results. At the Klausner Institute in Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York, NY, we believe that if your motivations are met by realistic expectations and your procedure is performed by a skillful and qualified rhinoplasty surgeon, rhinoplasty can potentially make a very positive impact on both your appearance and your overall confidence.
What are the benefits of a rhinopalsty?
Cosmetic issues and trouble breathing are the two main reasons people opt for rhinoplasty. Even minor problems with the nose can have a profound effect on your life. Patients choose to work with female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Klausner because they trust our experience and expertise. Additional benefits of working with our team include:
- A comfortable and welcoming environment: We make sure patients feel relaxed and comfortable at every step of their journey with us.
- Detailed pre-and post-operative guidelines: We walk our patients through everything they need to do before and after their procedure to ensure a smooth recovery.
- Open communication: We believe that open communication is key to achieving the best possible results. Our staff will listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
Is rhinoplasty for teens?
Ideally, nose surgery should be performed on teens and young adults as opposed to waiting until later in life. Like with dental braces, corrective measures to one’s appearance are best done before reaching full adulthood. The numbers support this frame of mind as well. With more than 200,000 nose surgeries performed in 2013, rhinoplasty was the second most popular surgical procedure in the United States, behind only breast augmentations. Of that group, 14% of the participants were teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19, making it by far the most popular surgery among that age group. A large, tiny, or asymmetrical nose can have a dramatic impact on your facial aesthetic. After all, the nose is like the centerpiece that brings the entire face together. For many, a disproportionate nose can be a problem for self-confidence. Teenage rhinoplasty (nose job) can reshape the nose in order to achieve a more balanced appearance.
"Dr. Klausner was one of many surgeons I met with for a revision (third) rhinoplasty. I met ten surgeons and traveled to Burlington, Boston, Albany, and New York City for consultations. At each appointment, it was impossible not to compare everyone to Dr. Klausner. Her ability to gather information, formulate a plan with options that met my needs, and offer feedback on how she could improve my quality of life allowed me to move forward with the procedure. While tertiary surgeries carry higher risks for complications, Dr. Klausner’s expertise and skills will enable you to have a positive outcome. I had several face-to-face appointments with her, phone calls reviewing other providers’ feedback, and a detailed review of prior surgical reports, which led to a thorough plan of care. Dr. Klausner is caring, smart, articulate, and, most of all, genuine. I was concerned that I might not be completely satisfied with improvements versus perfection. Still, with her help, I chose a plan that allowed for satisfaction both functionally and cosmetically. Once I had settled on a surgeon, the difficult challenge of cost and insurance coverage for an out of network provider became another obstacle. Dr. Klausner worked with my insurance company for countless hours to explain and provide evidence to cover the surgery. Choosing an out of area surgeon is unsettling; however, it was worth every bit of time. The aftercare I continue to receive from Dr. Klausner contributes to the success of the procedure. For anybody going through this process, it is the healing process that is the most difficult. Dr. Klausner is there for you every step of the way and not only with the healing process but with treating your skin to look and feel your very best. I am forever grateful to be a patient of Dr. Klausner and look forward to working with her for many years. She is truly a gifted and talented surgeon trained in treating even the most complex cases. My family and friends who have supported me along this journey have also noted how lucky I am to have found her. I highly recommend Dr. Klausner in all aspects of care."- T.A. / Google / Dec 15, 2020
"I am someone who does tons of research before picking doctors- especially ones who would potentially do surgery on me- which is how I found Dr. Klausner 7 years ago. Dr. Klausner is the best Doctor I've seen, to this day. After chronic sinusitis, I had a septoplasty and rhinoplasty with Dr. Klausner- 7 years later, I have had one sinus infection since in the same year, and never again. What makes Dr. Klausner remarkable, however, is that she isn't just an expert at what she does regularly- she has a massive breadth of knowledge that lead her to be the first Doctor, after seeing six others previously, to diagnose a rare skin condition I've had since childhood. She not only diagnosed it- she gave me the first treatment that ever worked. As someone who has been to the Mayo Clinic for a different rare disease, I cannot tell you the value, and peace that comes with a diagnosis. Or the rarity of a doctor who can give one. My younger sister also had chronic sinusitis, and was a patient of Dr. Klausner's for the same surgery. My sister made a mistake in her post-operative care, and Dr. Klausner rushed from a ways away to treat her. At the start of the pandemic, my sister and I visited Dr. Klausner after she continued to have some sinus infections. Dr. Klausner figured out they were travel-related (my sister is back and forth from Europe) and found a solution that didn't compromise on the travel. My sister hasn't had a sinus infection since. I've been to plenty of so-called "greedy doctors." With them, you get nothing, for a lot of surprise bills. That doesn't describe Dr. Klausner at all. She is the best of her class, and my sister and I feel lucky to have a Doctor we can trust so much going forward. My other sister, who is in Medical School, remarked that she expected the surgeons she works with to be like Dr. Klausner and they all fall flat. You will be disappointed going elsewhere."- N.S. / Google / Nov 15, 2020
"Changed my life for the better! I came to Dr Klausner for a nose job and her skills, understanding and artistry changed my life. Dr Klausner is the best facial plastic surgeon in New York City."- D.K. / Google / Nov 15, 2020
"I met with Dr. Klausner to have a large cyst removed from the bridge of my nose in between my eyes. It had become infected and was very painful. My local ER doctor had sliced it open to drain it and I was left with a big gaping wound on my face. Needless to say, I was distraught and very self-conscious. Dr. Klausner was incredible. She inspected the prior doctor’s work and made a few careful incisions to further drain the cyst. It was clear that it was something that had been under the surface for quite a number of years and Dr. Klausner was very thorough in her inquiry and considered all possible causes. Our first consultation lasted for almost two hours. Because of the location of the cyst, she sent me to have an MRI to ensure that it was not connected to any of the bone. When the infection subsided and it was ready to be removed, Dr. Klausner patiently and carefully excised the whole thing. She has also scheduled several follow-up appointments with me to check on how I am healing. I do have a small scar, which was expected, but it it’s getting flatter and less noticeable every day. I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with Dr. Klausner. Highly recommend."- E.R. / Google / Jan 01, 2022
"Dr. Klausner is hands down the best! She performed a sinus surgery and straightened my septum in 2017 and I could not be happier with the result. Dr. Klausner truly listens to her patients and provides expert guidance and thorough explanations for her recommended approach. When I saw her the day following my surgery she gave me a gentle face wash all around the area and I could've cried it felt so nice. Her follow up with me was impeccable. She took great care of me through my entire recovery journey. Can not recommend Dr. Klausner enough!!"- A.F. / Google / Feb 02, 2022
Why choose Dr. Klausner as your rhinoplasty surgeon?
Why choose rhinoplasty (nose job) specialist Dr. Klausner as your surgeon? Dr. Klausner is a leading female, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in procedures for the nose and face. Her knowledge of the face and understanding of such a complex procedure as rhinoplasty has placed Dr. Klausner at the top of a short list of the best rhinoplasty (nose job) surgeons practicing in New York City. Rhinoplasty has been and continues to be one of the most popular procedures among her New York City patients and visitors. Dr. Klausner’s patients come from all over the country for her expertise.
Dr. Klausner has a particular interest in the cosmetic and functional issues involving the nose. She often manages some of the most difficult issues. Her background in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat surgery) enables her to be an expert in breathing issues, which are often important issues for patients seeking rhinoplasty.
Aside from her credentials, what sets Dr. Klausner apart is her compassion and ability to connect with her patients, listen to their concerns, and formulate a customized plan to address their goals.
What can be corrected by a rhinoplasty (nose job)?
Female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Klausner has corrected the following with great success:
- Deviated septum or nasal asymmetry
- Noticeable humps and or depressions along the bridge of the nose
- General profile imperfections
- A nose that is disproportionate or larger than what a patient may prefer
- Undesirable width of the bridge
- Nasal tip contour issues: a bit turned upward, drooping, too pointed, large or bulbous
- Septal perforations
What Can I Expect After A Rhinoplasty?
After your nose surgery, you will be carefully monitored in the recovery room, and then be released to heal at home. The area around the nose will be bruised and swollen for a week or so. In almost all patients, there is bruising and discoloration under the eyes in addition to the nose. Cold compresses and inflammatory medications can help with these effects. Your post-op check-up with Dr. Klausner will take place within 48 – 72 hours following surgery to check your healing progress. It generally takes around 2 – 4 weeks to recover from nose surgery. Within this timeframe, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty consultation
During your rhinoplasty consultation at our NYC office, the best rhinoplasty (nose job) surgeon, Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., will spend an hour with you listening carefully to your concerns and providing you with professional guidance as she examines your points of interest. Once she discovers your needs, Dr. Klausner will identify where there might be room for reasonable improvements and ultimately reveal the safest and most effective route to a satisfactory outcome.
In addition to the examination, our patients are given an opportunity to view before-and-after photos of others who chose Dr. Klausner as their rhinoplasty surgeon. Patients are also invited to come in for an imaging session with Dr. Klausner after their consultation in which Dr. Klausner utilizes computer imaging to give the patient an idea of what their nose will look like after surgery.
If you're looking for rhinoplasty in New York, NY, we believe there is no better place to receive your consultation than the renowned Klausner Institute in Upper East Side, Manhattan. Reach out today and ask Dr. Klausner how she can help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Is rhinoplasty surgery risky?
While rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures in the U.S., all surgeries come with some risk. That's why it's important to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon with a successful track record and years of experience. Dr. Klausner can explain the details of your rhinoplasty procedure and make sure treatment is both safe and effective for you.
What side effects should I expect from rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty patients will experience some post-operative swelling and inflammation as well as bleeding. These side effects are temporary and should resolve over the following days and weeks. Our clinic in New York can provide a detailed list of ways to alleviate any discomfort, including cool compresses and sleeping in a slightly elevated position.
Is surgery the only answer?
Some issues (such as a deviated septum) can only be resolved through rhinoplasty surgery. Patients who desire small and subtle cosmetic changes may want to consider a temporary nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Dr. Klausner can use injectables during treatment so you won't have to go under the knife. We can explain how this works and whether you're a candidate during your assessment.
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