Prof. Dr. med. Holger G. Gassner
Dr. Gassner is your expert in nasal and facial plastic surgery. Globally recognized with many years of surgical experience, Dr. Gassner has acquired recognition for his endonasal techniques in rhinoplasty. Dr. Gassner performs a large volume of primary and revision rhinoplasty cases through the endonasal approach. This has important advantages including the preservation of a softer, more naturally feeling nasal tip and the avoidance of the external scar. Dr. Gassner is top rated by Germany´s largest patient evaluation portal “Jameda” and listed as one of Germany´s Top Doctors by Germany´s most reputable physician evaluation publication, “Focus Magazine”. On “Jameda”, Dr. Gassner is listed No. 1 in Germany for the searchphrase “Nasenoperation” (nose surgery). Review his evaluations here.
Further areas of his surgical focus inlcude eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), face lift surgery (all established techniques) and reconstructive procedures. The Finesse Hair Restoration Team offers all modern methods and techniques, including no – shave hair restoration, eyelash, eyebrow and beard hair restoration.
Dr. Gassner’s modified endonasal approach (“Endonasal complete release approach”), his method for correction of the nasal valve (“The stairstep graft”) and the cleft nasal deformity (“The foundation graft”) have been adopted by surgical centers worldwide. His publication of the “S.O.F.T. Concept” describes the application of minimally invasive techniques that exceed those described in the “Preservation Rhinoplasty” concept and include preservation of the important soft tissue compartments of the nasal tip. His profound experience with face lifts and eyelid surgeries are based upon an 8-year tenure at top medical centers in the USA. Many of the techniques he applies have been described in his textbook and atlas on face lift techniques.
Dr. Gassner is the only USA – accredited facial plastic surgeon (ABFPRS) practicing in Europe.
Dr. Gassner performs the majority of the rhinoplasty procedures, eyelid corrections etc. in the newly built operating room at the Finesse Center. Procedures that require hospital admission and / or the availability of intensive care are performed in one of the cooperating hospitals: St. Elisabeth Hospital Straubing (cooperating department chair R. Keerl, MD) and at St. Josef Hospital Regensburg (cooperating department chair L. Prantl, M.D.). Through this cooperation, combined procedures e.g. of the nose and of the breast can be offered under the same anaesthesia.
As President of the “European Board for Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, Dr. Gassner presides over the body responsible for examining and certifying facial plastic surgeons in Europe.
Before you decide to undergo treatment, Dr. Gassner will have a long and comprehensive preoperative discussion with you. All your questions will be answered. Not every operation is always reasonable. Dr. Gassner will share with you honestly when an operation is not justified. For nasal surgery, computer simulation is used in order to visualize the planned result of your endonasal rhinoplasty.
Patients who live long distance are often well served with an initial telephone or skype consultation. Please consider sending photos up front so Dr. Gassner can better prepare for the initial remote consultation. Please feel free to initiate contact with the friendly Finesse Center Team through our Contact page.
Cost – Medical Insurance
We are pleased to provide you with an estimated cost of your procedure. For privately insured patients, many operations are reimbursed. Please feel free to contact us.