Nasal Surgery - Cosmetic & Functional
The nose is an important central focal point of the face, as well as
an important functional component of breathing, taste, and smell.
Bringing the nose into harmony with other facial features such as the
chin and improving function are the goals of this surgery.
Dr. Klausner's background in Facial Plastic Surgery and in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose & Throat) provides the important knowledge base to achieve both functional and aesthetic improvement in the nose.
Nasal surgery is generally done under "Twilight" Anesthesia
and the patient can go home the same day. Enough sedation
is given so that the patient is comfortable and has little if any
recollection of the procedure, but avoids the undesirable effects of
The recovery time for these procedures is about 2 weeks, with most
patients able to wear make-up and be out in public by 10 days. By
2 weeks, 80% of the swelling and bruising is gone. Most
patients resume their normal exercise routines at 2 weeks.
To learn more, please read the article, Surgery of the Nose: Improving Form and Function.
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