Prof. Dr. med. Holger G. Gassner
Dr. Gassner is your expert when it comes to nasal and facial plastic surgery. He is an internationally recognized specialist with many years of operational experience. With emphasis primarily on cosmetic nose surgery,the correction of nasal obstruction and rejuvenating facial surgery (blepharoplasty, face lift), he is also experienced in the rehabilitation of facial nerve paralysis and the reconstruction of the nose.
Globally recognized for his endonasal (without cutting the columella, the skin between the nostrils) rhinoplasty techniques, he uses them almost exclusively for both first operations as well as difficult revisions.
Dr. Gassner’s techniques for closed nose operations, correction of the nasal valve and the gap nose have been adopted by surgical centers worldwide. His profound experience with face lifts and eyelid surgeries are based upon an 8-year tenure at top medical centers in the USA and many of the techniques he applies have been co-authored by him in a textbook and atlas of face lift techniques.
Dr. Gassner is the only USA – accredited facial plastic surgeon (ABFPRS) practicing in Europe.
Highly specialized or very long operations, such as the free transfer of the musculus gracilis in facial nerve paralysis or complete auricular reconstruction are done in cooperation with partners Dr. Ralph Magritz and Prof. Kofi Boahene (meaning that important surgical steps can be carried out simultaneously) therefore reducing the time spent under anesthesia.
Dr. Gassner feels that it is of paramount importance to have a relaxed and comprehensive discussion to consider all important aspects and options before deciding to undergo any surgical or non-surgical treatment . In order to clearly represent, as accurately as possible, expected surgical results, computer simulated photos are employed on which the desired changes are shown. Dr. Gassner endeavors to inform patients the limitations, constraints and potential problems of each treatment in detail.
The decision to undergo any treatment or surgery of the face should not be made in haste and only after careful consideration and consultation with an experienced, qualified professional. Not every operation is always useful. Dr. Gassner will share with you honestly if the chances of a desired result do not justify an intervention.
Patients wishing for an initial consultation may opt for a confidential discussion via skype or telephone. Please send us a request via our Contact page..
Cost – Medical Insurance
We would be pleased to provide you, in advance, with an estimated cost of your procedure. For privately insured patients, many operations are reimbursed. Cosmetic procedures are generally subject to sales tax. Please feel free to contact us for a rough cost estimate. If you are interested in a more detailed, confidential estimation, please send us a request including the treatment of interest as well as photos. With regards to reconstructive surgeries and insurance, we would be happy to provide a financial plan that can be submitted to your insurance company, hereunto an in-person consultation is required. Some public health insurance companies will reimburse general costs as a goodwill gesture.