Dr. Andrew Frankel has been practicing at the Lasky Clinic since 1994. Originally from Highland Park, Illinois, Dr. Frankel completed medical school and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles in order to complete an additional year of specialty training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Frankel is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) and exclusively performs surgery in the face, head and neck regions.
The great majority of Dr. Frankel’s practice involves facial rejuvenation (such as facelifts, brow lifts and blepharoplasty) and rhinoplasty. However, Dr. Frankel also performs reconstructive facial surgery such as for skin cancer or trauma and a great deal of revision nasal surgery to help improve breathing as well as to restore form. Dr. Frankel is a member of the National Domestic Violence Project, where he performs pro bono surgery on victims of domestic abuse.
Dr. Frankel has served as an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the division of Head and Neck Surgery at University of California, Los Angeles, where he was awarded the “Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award” in 1996. In 2007 Dr. Frankel was granted the distinction of becoming one of only 36 Fellowship Directors under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Frankel has been an investigator for clinical trials and has remained actively involved in clinical research as well as serving as a consultant to several medical corporations in this regard. Dr. Frankel serves as a consultant for a Hollywood special effects company where he advises on making actors look better, younger, or occasionally older in a more realistic fashion. He has contributed to such films as “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” “X-Men 3” and “The Departed.”
Dr. Frankel is a recognized authority in his field. He lectures internationally on all aspects of cosmetic facial surgery and has published many articles on deep plane facelifts, midface lifts, rhinoplasty and Botox. Dr. Frankel has been an instructor as well as a lecturer regarding injectable filler agents and also co-authored the first published paper regarding the treatment of undesirable consequences from injections with Restylane. Dr. Frankel was one of only two doctors to be involved with the clinical research trials for both Restylane and Juvederm which led to their approval by the Food and Drug Administration as dermal fillers. Additionally, Dr. Frankel published the first-ever scientific paper describing the use of Botox to change brow position (“Chemical Brow Lift”) and has continued to contribute chapters and papers regarding this topic.