Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner
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About My Practice
What is unique about your treatment style?
In addition to being a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I am also a board-certified otolaryngology surgeon, and that is an advantage for my patients. I also demonstrate a commitment to excellence and keen attention to detail. It’s the little things, like where you place incisions and how you close them, that make a big difference.
How would you characterize your office environment?
Bright, clean, modern and uncluttered. It’s more spa-like than clinical looking, but it’s serious and professional, with an increased sense of privacy. Soothing colors and warm lighting make our patients feel calm and confident.
What are some of your most requested procedures?
In the surgical arena, it would be rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and mini-facelifts.
What is a useful beauty tip for our readers?
Remembering to exfoliate is key because our ability to turn over skin cells slows down as we age.
How do you educate patients?
I take a holistic approach to educating and partnering with my patients. I use my listening skills to understand their motivations, and tools like computer imaging to draw realistic, potential results for the patient. I then recommend different treatment options that are within their comfort zone. Patients should feel empowered by this education, understand what to expect and know that they aren’t alone. It’s a true partnership to reach the set goal.
Why did you become a plastic surgeon?
I realized in my medical rotations that I thought like a surgeon, and that I enjoyed problem solving. I love working with my hands, and the detail and artistry that comes with plastic surgery. I love that no two operations are the same. It’s also really meaningful to have such a great impact on people’s lives.
How would your patients describe you?
Patients have said that I am an artist because I help them look their best without looking like they’ve had work done. I’m often described as precise, thorough, knowledgeable, personable, patient, trustworthy, supportive and kind. As a doctor it is important to be equally caring and effective.
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Affiliation:American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
A Minute With
My operating room playlistCountry music
The future of my fieldThe future of facial plastic surgery will be a continued shift toward a combined approach of less-invasive and surgical options
How i would spend extra time in a dayWith my family
My mottoAfter surgery, always see the patient
My most unique personality traitsDiligence and perseverance
Three things to do before surgeryStop aspirin, eat well, and find a good surgeon
When to consider a faceliftWhen your jowls and excess neck skin persist despite minimally invasive procedures
The biggest misconception about my fieldMany patients worry that seeking plastic surgery to address their concerns about aging will be judged by others as a sign of vanity rather than a sign that they want to take better care of themselves as they age
Career-defining procedureRevision rhinoplasty using rib cartilage
Three words that best describe meSkilled, meticulous, trustworthy
How i make the best first impressionWith a warm smile
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
- Endoscopic Surgery
- Energy / Light-Based Therapies
- Facelift, Mid-Facelift
- Facial Implants
- Facial Rejuvenation
- Laser Resurfacing
- Lip Augmentation
- Necklift, Neck Liposuction
- Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
- Skin Cancer Reconstruction
- Skin Peels / Resurfacing
- Jan Marini Skin Research®
- Laser Hair Reduction
- Visia® Complexion Skin Analysis
- Earlobe Repair
- Chemical Peels
- PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)
- LED Light Therapy Treatments
- Pellevé® Skin Treatments
- VBeam (Pulse Dye Laser)
- Forma™/ BodyFX
- Juvederm Voluma
- Sculptra Aesthetic
- Mini FX
- Morpheus 8
What's the best way to ensure a natural-looking facelift?What our experts say:
There are three major factors which can yield unnatural facelift results. The first: incision placement. Where the incisions are placed and how they are closed might create scars that are highly visible, don't heal favorably or change the natural hairline and/ or shape of the ear lobe of an individual. Second, operations that pull too tightly on the mid-face may flatten the cheek and make an individual look different than they did prior to their facelift. Third, an over operated neck- over aggressive fat removal under the chin and over aggressive pulling of neck skin over the jaw line can also yield an unnatural result.
How can Ultherapy benefit cheek wrinkles?What our experts say:
The great benefit of Ultherapy is that it can treat laxity at three levels: the SMAS, the deep level of skin and the more superficial skin where fine wrinkles are found. Ultherapy delivers microfocused ultrasound energy to these precise levels and in the healing process new collagen is formed and the tissues contract. Cheek wrinkles are improved because of new collagen formation and a reduction of the laxity of the tissues around the wrinkle. Ultherapy works below the skin surface and by consequence, there is little to no evidence that a patient has had an Ultherapy treatment (=no down time).