Andrew S. Frankel, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. He is board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose and Throat).
Dr. Frankel is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Frankel has served as an Assistant Professor on the Clinical Faculty at the University of California Los Angeles, as well as University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and remains active in academia by publishing, lecturing and performing clinical research. Dr. Frankel’s exceptional skills and holistic approach to his patients deliver subtle, yet impactful results, making him the best choice for your rhinoplasty surgery.
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Dr. Frankel is a native of Chicago, where he graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from University of Illinois, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. Dr. Frankel completed a five-year Otolaryngology residency at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, specializing in surgery of the head and neck.
A significant portion of Dr. Frankel’s training was focused on repairing noses injured from trauma, as well as cancer. Following residency, Dr. Frankel completed an additional one-year fellowship, specializing exclusively in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the direction of world-renowned surgeon, Frank Kamer.
Dr. Frankel maintains his facial plastic surgery practice at the esteemed Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills. Lasky Clinic has been recognized as one of the world’s premiere facilities for cosmetic surgery since 1981, and is optimal for patients who seek surgical excellence with exclusivity, privacy and style.
Lasky Clinic not only serves as the home for Dr. Frankel’s private practice, but also includes an AAAHC-accredited surgical center. The beautifully appointed facility includes private patient rooms with adjoining bathrooms, as well as a recovery room and surgical lounge. With his practice in the same building as his operating rooms, Dr. Frankel can facilitate his goal to provide a world-class, seamless healthcare experience.
Primary rhinoplasty is the best opportunity to deliver optimal results. Because it is the very first nasal surgery, the anatomy is undisturbed, and there is no scar tissue or missing cartilage. Careful planning and excellent execution can deliver gorgeous outcomes with fewer limitations.
Revision rhinoplasty is a specialized facial plastic reconstructive surgery to correct inferior results. Dr. Frankel can create a beautiful, natural-looking result that rebuilds support and structure of the nose for improved function and long-lasting results.
As a pioneer and lead researcher in the field of injectables, Dr. Frankel is experienced and able to determine if a patient’s requests can be satisfied without the need for surgery. Philosophically, he believes it’s best to reach the optimal result with the most conservative approach.
Other Facial Surgeries
As a facial plastic specialist, Dr. Frankel is also a master of nearly every commonly requested facial cosmetic operation, including face lifts, mid face lifts, eyelid surgery, brow lifts, surgery to change the shape of the ears, lip lifts, chin and neck surgery, and hair restoration. Skin cancer surgery, as well as scar revisions, are also among the many more procedures he deals with regularly.
“Real beauty is not formulaic. I believe it is essential for a plastic surgeon to respect everyone as an individual, not simply a patient.”
“My ambition is always to find the best version of a person’s features and build a realistic but elevated approach to evolving them.”
“It is important that my work is sympathetic to patients’ features, so the changes they see are true to their essence, and not a departure from their identity. I feel a successful outcome is one that creates balance and harmony between facial features, so the result looks natural. In this way, I am rewarded time and again when my work enables patients to feel great about themselves.”
– Andrew Frankel, M.D.
The field of Facial Plastic Surgery is constantly evolving with the research, ingenuity and experience of many fine surgeons. During his training, Dr. Frankel won several awards for original research regarding the vasculature to the nose and how it is affected by rhinoplasty. Since then, he has authored numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals, written articles and book chapters, and even served as editor for an international journal, ‘Facial Plastic Surgery’. Dr. Frankel has participated in several FDA research trials, and remains active in clinical research on his own and in partnership with private industry.
Reconstruction and Trauma
A significant portion of Dr. Frankel’s training and experience was focused on repairing noses injured from trauma, as well as cancer. This is an area that is still an important focus for his practice. Surgery after trauma is often complicated, requiring a high level of skill and sympathetic approach. It is highly rewarding to see the physical and psychological relief that surgery can provide. Dr. Frankel provides care for victims of domestic violence through the National Domestic Violence Project, and has proudly watched many of his patients transcend their difficult situations and move on to live happy and fulfilling lives.
As a leading member of his professional society, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Andrew Frankel serves in the role of a Fellowship Director. There are approximately 40 accredited Fellowship Programs in the country, and Dr. Frankel takes this responsibility of training surgeons seriously.
The Fellow is a medically trained physician who has already completed Medical School and a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), and seeks to expand his/her knowledge and certification in the sub-specialty of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis
Every year, Dr. Frankel chooses one superb applicant from a large list of excellent candidates.
“I enjoy the responsibility of taking Fellows through my program, and giving them the necessary training to become the best they can be. We currently have the talented Dr. Demetri Arnaoutakis working with us, who graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University and with Honors in Research from University of Florida College of Medicine.”
– Andrew Frankel, M.D.