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Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner

Facial Plastic Surgeon
Address
205 E. 76th Street, Suite M1, New York, NY, 10021
My goal is to make you look natural.

Philosophy

Specializing in rhinoplasty, facelifts and eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner effectively combines her expertise in surgery with the artful use of the latest noninvasive treatments to yield natural-looking results. Her new state-of-the-art Park Avenue office, located near Lenox Hill Hospital, is designed for patients to feel comfortable as their cosmetic needs are appropriately addressed. Dr. Klausner recommends Ultherapy® as a great starting procedure for anyone with lax facial skin and elasticity issues. Patients who wish for more tightening, but are not ready for a facelift can also opt for the latest minimally invasive options such as radio-frequency microneedling and FaceTite by InMode. For post-treatment maintenance, Dr. Klausner recommends science-backed Jan Marini Skin Research® products.

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.

About Me

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. 

Education

Degree:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency:
Otolaryngology (head and neck), New York University, Medical Center

Credentials

Board Certification:

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

  1. My operating room playlist
    Country music
  2. The future of my field
    The future of facial plastic surgery will be a continued shift toward a combined approach of less-invasive and surgical options
  3. How i would spend extra time in a day
    With my family
  4. My motto
    After surgery, always see the patient
  5. My most unique personality traits
    Diligence and perseverance
  6. Three things to do before surgery
    Stop aspirin, eat well, and find a good surgeon
  7. When to consider a facelift
    When your jowls and excess neck skin persist despite minimally invasive procedures
  8. The biggest misconception about my field
    Many 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
  9. Career-defining procedure
    Revision rhinoplasty using rib cartilage
  10. Three words that best describe me
    Skilled, meticulous, trustworthy
  11. How i make the best first impression
    With a warm smile

Services

  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Botox®
  • Browlift
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Energy / Light-Based Therapies
  • Facelift, Mid-Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Injectables
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Necklift, Neck Liposuction
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Skin Peels / Resurfacing
  • Ultherapy®
  • Jan Marini Skin Research®
  • Laser Hair Reduction
  • Visia® Complexion Skin Analysis
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)
  • LED Light Therapy Treatments
  • Pellevé® Skin Treatments
  • VBeam (Pulse Dye Laser)
  • Forma™/ BodyFX
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Juvederm Voluma
  • Sculptra Aesthetic
  • Facetite
  • Mini FX
  • Morpheus 8
  • Accutite
  • Fractora

FAQs

  1. 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.  

  2. 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). 

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Testimonials

Helen

Helen
"I've had a wonderful experience with Dr. Klausner. She really gave her time and full attention during our meetings--making me feel comfortable about the procedure. She is very skilled at what she does, meticulous, and gives her all. Most of all, I am grateful for her honesty throughout the entire process and her compassion. I am very happy with the results and grateful to have Dr. Klausner as my surgeon."

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