Kridel & Sturm Get Houston Top Doc

June 10th, 2017 admin

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm awarded H-Texas Top Doc

Houston Top Doc

Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm have each been named 2017 H-Texas Magazine Top Doc. This Houston plastic surgery dynamic duo have been awarded the honor of Houston Top Doc annually for many years in recognition of their achievement as the best facial plastic surgeons in the Houston area.  Only the top 1-2% of doctors receive the H-Texas Top Doc recognition based upon votes from both physicians and patients.

 

Both Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have received numerous Top Doc awards for their surgical excellence and quality patient care from multiple groups including, but not limited to; Texas Monthly Super Doc, vitals.com Top Doc, Best Doctors and Castle Connolly Top Doc.

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Russell Kridel

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Russell Kridel

As the most highly honored plastic surgeon in Houston and in his specialty of facial plastic surgery, it is no surprise that Dr. Kridel is often referred to as “The Doctor’s Doctor” by his peers. He has received each of the highest awards for surgical excellence by the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as been given the highest distinction of a “Legacy” paper for one of over 100 medical journal articles he has authored on facial plastic surgery.  He has pioneered several surgical techniques for nasal surgery (and revision rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty) that are now taught in medical schools across the country. Recently, Dr. Kridel received the prestigious Stephen C. Duffy (right) Award for Leadership, Health Policy and Advocacy from the AAFPRS.

 

 

“I am so touched by all of the accolades given to me and to all of our FPSA team members by patients and peers. We are so proud,” reflected Houston Top Doc Dr. Kridel.

 

 

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Angela Sturm

Houston Top Doc, Dr. Angela Sturm

Dr. Angela Sturm has been an associate with Facial Plastic Surgery since 2013.  Her rapid rise as one of the most highly regarded facial plastic surgeons in Houston is a testament to her training as a facial plastic fellow with Dr. Kridel, her commitment to advancing superior surgical techniques in facial plastic surgery and the level of care and attention given to patients.

She also received the Texas Monthly Super Doctors Rising Star in 2016, as well as Trademark Women of Distinction Award.  Dr. Sturm has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of the Top 40 under 40 and People on the Move.

“Being the best possible surgeon and compassionate physician for every one of my patients is my passion.  I love what I do,” stated Houston Top Doc Dr. Sturm.

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have also made highly honored contributions to their communities in the areas of domestic abuse, patient advocacy and obesity prevention.  Their commitment to both their profession and to their patients is extraordinary.  Their boundless energy and passion for what they do can also be seen in each of their curriculum vitae — To read more About Dr. Kridel.  To read more About Dr. Sturm.

To call or make an appointment with one of our award-winning Top Docs, please contact us at 713-565-5775.

Missing the Summer?

January 19th, 2017 Dr. Angela Sturm

Are you missing the sun and summer like I am?  Now is the time to plan for smooth skin by the summer!

Why now?

Laser hair removal only works on hair follicles that are in the ”growth” phase of the hair cycle.  There are three phases of hair growth.  These are anagen “growth”, catagen “transition” and telogen “resting”.  The hairs in the growth phase have more pigmented cells around the follicle, which are what absorbs the laser.  The number of hairs in the growth phase vary between people and location on the body.  Therefore, multiple,  treatments are needed to catch the follicles at the right point in the hair cycle.

Timing

These treatments are about one month apart, depending on the area of the body.  Most people need 5-7 treatments. You will see improvements with each treatment.  So, starting laser hair removal now can get you smooth legs, bikini or underarms for bikini weather!

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates Staff

January 2nd, 2017 admin

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates Staff Share Holiday Spirit

Each year, the fantastic Facial Plastic Surgery Associates staff has fun celebrating the holiday season. Patients enjoy the joyous team spirit that welcomes them at every visit.  This year, Amanda, Krystal, Kendra, Brigitte, Ashlee, Stephanie and Alana, wore holiday-themed sweaters to toast the season.

FPSA Team

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates staff share holiday spirit

 

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates (FPSA) is the private practice of world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Russell Kridel, MD FACS.

“We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful staff.  Their passion and dedication to providing  every patient the best and most compassionate care is unprecedented,” stated Dr. Russell Kridel and Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm.

Facial Plastic Surgery Associates stunning office is located at the top of the 6655 Travis medical building in the prestigious Texas Medical Center. Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm are both award-winning facial plastic surgeons. They have published over 120 scientific journal articles on facial plastic surgery procedures such as: face lift, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and browlift.

Dr. Russell Kridel Receives Inaugural Stephen C Duffy Award

December 28th, 2016 admin

AAFPRS Awards Dr. Russell Kridel the Stephen C Duffy Award at Annual Meeting

Dr. Kridel Receives Stephen C Duffy Award

Dr. Russell Kridel and Stephen C Duffy with Inaugural Award

 The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive  Surgery (AAFPRS) awarded Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, FACS,  of Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in Houston, Texas, with  the prestigious Stephen C Duffy Award for Leadership,  Health Policy and Advocacy.at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting  in Nashville where world-class facial plastic surgery  innovators and educators explored cutting-edge facial  rejuvenation techniques.

The honor is awarded to the AAFPRS member who embodies the same tireless enthusiasm and commitment to health policy and member advocacy as Stephen C Duffy, former Executive Vice President of the AAFPRS. In his years at the AAFPRS and American Medical Association (AMA), Duffy exemplified a vigorous commitment to the political process and greatly influenced the profession’s and the public’s knowledge of the quality care that facial plastic surgeons deliver.

Dr. Kridel is First Recipient of the prestigious Stephen C Duffy Award for Leadership, Health Policy and Advocacy

Dr. Kridel Receives Stephen C Duffy Award

Stephen C Duffy Award

As a world-renowned and politically connected  facial plastic surgeon  for more than 25 years,  Dr.  Kridel is a worthy first recipient of this    award.

The depth of his experience and knowledge has  led  Dr. Kridel to be  one of the most sought-  after facial  plastic surgeons in the country.  He  has published  more than 100 scientific journal articles and book  chapters on facial plastic surgery techniques and received the highest AAFPRS awards for surgical skill.

Dr. Kridel has also been active in the medical political arena for more than 20 years. As a tireless advocate for patients and physicians, he has held numerous leadership positions. Currently, he is a member of the AMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Kridel has also served as National President of the AAFPRS, as well as the president of the Harris County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association Foundation. He served on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health for 7 years and was its chair.  He is a clinical professor and director of facial plastic surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen as the first recipient of the Stephen C Duffy Award for Leadership, Health Policy and Advocacy,” says Dr. Kridel. “Steve’s tireless advocacy for our specialty has brought us great recognition and respect. We must interface for our patients’ sake with the government, with insurers, hospitals, legislators, and health care systems. We cannot leave the destiny of our patients and our health care system in the hands of those with neither a license to practice nor the education to provide patient care.”

Dr. Kridel received his award in Nashville at the AAFPRS Annual Meeting where world-class facial plastic surgery innovators and educators explored cutting-edge facial rejuvenation techniques.

He is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

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New Revision Rhinoplasty Staging System Published

June 11th, 2016 admin

141223-fps-265x265Throughout his career, Russell Kridel, MD, has made numerous significant contributions to his specialty of facial plastic surgery.  For example, he has pioneered several Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty surgical techniques that are considered the gold standard among peers and taught in medical schools throughout the U.S. and the world.

His passion for advancing medical techniques and sharing that knowledge with other physicians, along with the ultimate goal of advancing the quality of patient care and surgical success, is once again revealed in his recent journal article, “A Staging System for Revision Rhinoplasty.”

Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Regina Rodman, recently introduced a new staging system, the PGS System, to determine the overall difficulty of surgery for revision rhinoplasty. Their findings have been released and published in the prestigious JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Journal; “A Staging System for Revision Rhinoplasty.”

The 3 major components of the PGS system can be described as; the “P” represents “problem,” consisting of the specific anatomic anomaly with which the patient presents. The second component in our system is “G” for “graft,” based on the number of grafts required. The third component of this system is “S,” for “number of previous surgical procedures.” In addition, Kridel and Rodman have included a category “E,” for “patient expectations,” which is added after the stage of the patient’s condition has been determined through the PGS classification.

As Dr. Kridel states in the journal article, a standardized evaluation system such as PGS System, will allow meaningful comparisons of surgical techniques and evaluations of outcomes of rhinoplasty procedures among physicians.  In addition, the PGS preoperative staging system also help patients understand the degree of difficulty of their required repair and help manage expectations.

The journal article also contains a very informative audio interview (JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery podcast) with Russell Kridel, you won’t want to miss about this exciting classification system.

There has also been additional media attention given to Dr. Kridel’s PGS system, noted here.

Dr. Kridel has published more than 65 scientific journal articles and text book chapters on Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty.  Physicians seek out Dr Kridel for their own surgery, as well as refer friends and family because of his skill and expertise.  It is no surprise that he is known throughout Houston and the country as “The Nose Doctor.”

You can see some of Dr. Kridel’s before and after Rhinoplasty photos here.  When you come in for your consultation you will also be able to review other photos not available on the Internet.

You can see Dr. Kridel talk about Rhinoplasty surgery on multiple videos on You Tube.  Check out this one where Dr. Kridel speaks about Rhinoplasty surgery.

To make an appointment with Houston Rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Kridel for a consultation, please call 713/526-5665.

Facelift Surgery Expert, Dr. Russell Kridel, Speaks at International Conference

March 24th, 2016 admin
Russell Kridel, MD speaks at conference in Bogota, Colombia

Acclaimed facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, speaks to surgeons attending medical conference

Russell Kridel, MD was a featured faculty member at the recent 14th International Course on Facial Plastic Surgery & Rhinology in Bogota, Colombia. As an internationally recognized leader on Rhinoplasty and Facelift surgical techniques, Dr. Kridel was invited to share his expertise with other surgeons attending the meeting.

Dr. Kridel was invited to discuss several surgical techniques he pioneered to an audience of multi-specialty surgeons attending the course from around the world. He presented numerous master level courses, including three courses on Rhinoplasty —“Top Modifications in Rhinoplasty: Increasing Definition and Projection”, “Tip Modifications in Rhinoplasty: Deprojection and Improving Columellar Disproporation”, and “Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Rhinoplasty.”

Dr. Kridel also presented two courses on progressive face lift approaches.  “Simplifying Facelifts” gave attendees new insight into planning facelift surgery for the greatest efficiency and patient success.  While his talk on “Adjuncts in Facial Rejuvenation (blepharoplasty, forehead lifting, facial implants, laser surgery)”, helped provide physicians with the tools of looking at how other surgical procedures combined with facelift can provide the most optimal result to meet a patient’s true aesthetic goal.

“It is a pleasure to speak to so many talented surgeons.  Sharing advanced techniques in this type of course environment benefits patients across the globe, “confirmed Dr. Kridel.

bogotaThe well respected course in Bogota, was designed to enhance participant’s understanding of facial plastic surgery approaches for contemporary correction. The international, multi-specialty faculty represented the highest standards of intellectual inquiry and surgical mastery.

As an internationally recognized expert on Rhinoplasty and Facial Rejuvenation, Dr. Russell Kridel is often invited to speak at medical conferences to share his surgical expertise with other surgeons looking to improve their skills.  He is referred to as “The Doctor’s Doctor,” by his peers because they entrust their family’ and their own facial plastic surgical needs to Dr. Kridel because of the depth of his surgical expertise exemplified by the highest surgical awards and honors as well as the volumes of scientific publications he has authored or co-authored on facial plastic surgery.

There is no other facial plastic surgeon in Houston that has the same level of expertise and respect in regard to Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty and Facelift surgery.

To make an appointment for a Rhinoplasty or Facelift consultation with Dr.Russell Kridel, contact Facial Plastic Surgery Associates at 713/526-5665.

You can also learn more about Rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Kridel at todaysface.com.

You can also see multiple Rhinoplasty videos and other videos on other facial plastic surgery procedures on our YouTube channel.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

 

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm named as Houston Best Facial Plastic Surgeons

August 2nd, 2015 admin
Houston Best Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm

Houston Best Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm

YOU ARE IN THE BEST OF HANDS — JUST ASK CULTURE MAP

In the recent Houston Culture Map entry, Dr. Kridel was ranked at the top of the popularity poll for facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty. And FPSA Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm, was also named as one of the best in Houston in the article.  Needless to say, we are very proud of our surgeons and our entire FPSA team.  The numerous accolades Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm continue to receive, confirm what we know from all of our patients, that they are leaders in their specialty. And, in their hands, our patients from Houston and from around the world rave about their fabulous aesthetic results.

Certainly asking friends throughout the community for a recommendation, as noted in the Culture Map article, is one element of selecting a cosmetic surgeon — however,  we can not emphasize enough the importance of asking several key questions as you go through the selection process.  Remember, all surgeons are not great and all surgeons are not great at all things.  You want to be sure to select a specialist in the surgery you desire to help reduce the possibility of an undesirable result.  This takes some homework for patients, but is well worth the effort.

In the Culture Map article, Dr. Kridel outlines the most important questions for every patient to ask in selecting a plastic or facial plastic surgeon. Be sure to capture this list or print it out and take it with you to your appointments.

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have very extensive training and surgical experience.  You can readily review their resumes, which include extensive scientific publications on a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures, including; face lift, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and much more,  on the todaysface.com site.  The site also contains a great deal of information about various surgical and non-surgical procedures for educational purposes.

Congratulations, once again, to Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm, for being named Houston best facial plastic surgeons by Culture Map.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment with facial plastic surgery specialists, Dr. Kridel or Dr. Sturm,  for a consultation, please call 713/526-5665.

 

 

 

Rhinoplasty Specialist Shares Knowledge

February 17th, 2015 Kirin

Sharing Knowledge of Advanced Rhinoplasty Techniques Helps Patients Everywhere

Visiting surgeon, Dr. Aftab Ahmed with Dr. Russell Kridel

Surgeons from around the world travel to Houston, Texas each year to visit internationally recognized Rhinoplasty specialist and expert, Dr. Russell Kridel.  Recently, Dr. Aftab Ahmed from Manchester, England, came for several weeks to observe Dr. Kridel’s advanced facial plastic surgery techniques, including Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, to enhance his own training and take back learning he can apply to his own patients.

Dr. Kridel believes it is important to share his knowledge and advanced techniques with other surgeons so that patients from all around the globe can receive the highest level of care.  He also believes the dialogue between experts helps stimulate new techniques, refinements and scientific breakthroughs that further benefits patients.

What does this mean for patients in Houston and other parts of Texas and the U.S. in selecting a facial plastic surgeon for their Rhinoplasty?

The fact that other surgeons travel at their own expense to learn from Dr. Kridel further validates his reputation as one of the best facial plastic surgeons and nasal surgery specialists in the world.  In addition, Dr. Kridel is an invited guest lecturer every year to the most prestigious medical conferences by other facial plastic and general plastic surgeons. Thus, patients who select Dr. Kridel for their Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty surgery can feel further validated that they have made the best selection for their care.

What is important about being asked to lecture at a medical conference as a Rhinoplasty Specialist and Expert?

Only the best and the brightest surgeons get invited to be a guest lecturer at the most prestigious aesthetic surgery conferences.  These conferences are put on by professional medical societies, so they only select surgeons that are considered the experts in their field.  To be considered an expert, a surgeon must publish scientific journal articles and textbook chapters that are reviewed by other surgeons first for accuracy and validity.  In addition, a surgeon needs to have a proven surgical track record of success.  Dr. Kridel is recognized as a premier expert  in facial plastic surgery because he has published over 100 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters, pioneered numerous advanced surgical techniques now taught in medical schools, been given the highest awards for surgical skill by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery and named clinical professor of the year by the dean of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, just to mention a few of his accomplishments.

Do visiting surgeons do any of the surgery on Dr. Kridel’s patients?

Absolutely not.  Visiting surgeons come only to observe Dr. Kridel. They have their own patients and their own practices.  Dr. Kridel does all of his own surgery.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment with Rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Kridel for a consultation, please call 713/526-5665.

You can see some of Dr. Kridel’s before and after Rhinoplasty photos here.  When you come in for your consultation you will also be able to review other photos not available on the Internet.

You can see Dr. Kridel talk about Rhinoplasty surgery on multiple videos on You Tube.  Check out this one where Dr. Kridel speaks about Rhinoplasty surgery.

 

 

 

 

How to repair a perforated nasal septum

January 18th, 2015 Kirin

Septal Perforation Repair Explained:

Repair of a septal perforation, also known as a perforated septum, is considered one of the most technically challenging nasal surgeries.  Since a septal perforation is a three-layered hole in all three tissue layers of the septum, repair of septal perforations must address reconstructing all of these three layers to achieve the greatest success.

Success of a repair should be based not only on the closure of the perforation, but also restoration of the physiological function of the nasal septum. In other words, in addition to making sure the hole is closed and you are symptom-free, the surgeon should also make sure that you can breathe normally once again.

In general, techniques which utilize extensively mobilized, bilateral, intranasal mucosal advancement flaps and interposition and anchoring of a connective tissue-type graft have the most success.

For the majority of septal perforation repair surgeries, Houston nasal surgery specialist, Dr. Russell Kridel utilizes an open rhinoplasty approach rather than a closed approach. An external rhinoplasty approach allows Dr. Kridel to gain greater access to the septum where the perforation resides.  Not only does this approach have a proven high success rate in restoring normal nasal function and physiology it also has the advantage of allowing Dr. Kridel to combine rhinoplasty surgery at the same time.  Many patients desire cosmetic improvement of their nose as well as the functional repair.

Dr. Kridel is regarded within the medical community as THE EXPERT in septal perforation repair. He has pioneered and refined surgical techniques that have proven to be effective in closure of septal perforations, with a 99% success rate.  His techniques are considered the gold standard among surgeons around the world. Dr. Kridel has published more than 60 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters on Rhinoplasty techniques, with more than 15 specifically on the subject of septal perforation repair.  No other nasal surgery specialist currently active in private practice in the U.S. has published as many scientific papers on perforated septum repair as Dr. Kridel.

Other methods of repairing a perforation can involve the use of other materials such as skin grafts or grafts from inside the mouth that have been transferred up to this area. The problem with skin grafts or grafts from the mouth, or totally free grafts, is that these grafts do not fill the hole with the same kind of normal lining tissue of the nose. Skin grafts in the nose tend to shed and crust continuously. Free grafts sometimes fail and die in the nose leaving you with the original perforation or a worse problem. Grafts from inside the mouth are very drying and never feel normal. Additionally, these other techniques have about a 50% success rate. Dr. Kridel does not use this type of approach.

Septal perforation repair in the hands of the right surgeon can be a life changing, life improving, event.  Just ask our patient Mark, who came all the way from Australia, after visiting surgeons all around the world, to have his perforated septum repaired by Dr. Kridel.

So, if you want to know how to repair a perforated nasal septum, look no further than contacting Dr. Russell Kridel at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in Houston, TX. To make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Russell Kridel about septal perforation repair, contact us at 713/526-5665.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

You can also see  Dr. Kridel’s video about septal perforation repair surgery.

And, if you are interested in cosmetic improvement of your nose as well, you can learn more about Rhinoplasty surgery at todaysface.com.

 

 

 

Top 5 Facelift Tips

January 12th, 2015 Kirin

Follow these facelift tips and you will celebrate 2015 with a new look that is natural and specific to your aesthetic goals.

Countdown to the Top 5 Facelift Tips for 2015:

5.  Pamper Yourself

Immediately after your facelift surgery, you won’t be able to enjoy some of your favorite pampering activities.  So, go ahead and get your manicure and pedicure done a few days before your surgery. Get your hair cut and colored as well since you won’t be able to do so for about 4-6 weeks after your facelift. And in anticipation of not being able to take a shower for a few days, take a relaxing shower or bath the night before or early morning of your surgery.  However, don’t apply any products to your face or hair afterwards as you want to be in your most natural state at the time of surgery. A unique feature of an MVP Lift (MVP Facelift) with Dr. Russell Kridel, we will shampoo your hair for you a couple of days after your surgery. You will leave the office with an extra skip in your step.

One trick if you don’t want anyone to know you had surgery, is to change your hairstyle as well just before surgery.  After your facelift, your friends will be looking at your overall new look and your secret will remain safe.

4.  No Smoking

Smoking is a major “do not do.”  It is at the top of the list of habits to avoid for good reason. The nicotine and chemicals found in cigarettes can restrict the blood vessels and make it very difficult for the body to heal.  You must alert your facial plastic surgeon if you are a smoker during your consultation and patient history.  Because the detrimental effect of smoking is so significant, many surgeons will not operate on an active smoker at all. Some will require that you stop smoking for at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to surgery and 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.  Blood tests can actually confirm whether or not you are compliant. The best course of action of course, is to permanently quit months in advance.

3. Plan Ahead

When you have an MVP Lift at FPSA (Facial Plastic Surgery Associates) you will stay overnight in the hospital.  This is to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. The day after your surgery you will visit our office so that we can change your dressings. Following the overnight hospital stay, you will be recuperating at your home.  While the majority of patients find the recovery process much easier than they thought it would be, there will still be some discomfort.  It is critical to follow the post-operative instructions provided to you.

So, in preparation for your post-operative care regimen it is a great idea to plan “creature comforts” in advance of surgery — from making sure you have a loved one nearby for the first few days, to having your favorite sheets and pillows on your bed.

Set up a dedicated recovery area near your bedside with pillows, blankets, and plenty of comfortable, loose-fitting clothes with buttons or snaps, that don’t pull over your head. Fill a basket with your written instructions, medical supplies, water bottles, medications, and healthy snacks so you have everything you need right at your fingertips.

2. Create Your Own Checklist

At FPSA, we will set up all of your post-operative appointments prior to your surgery and we will provide you with complete pre and post-operative instructions.  However, it is really helpful to make a complete checklist, including all of your personal to-dos, before your facelift.  By creating a list based on a timeline countdown before your surgery and all the way through to one month after your surgery, you will be completely organized during the entire process.  You will include everything from all of your appointments with FPSA to picking up your dry cleaning.  Think of it as a personal vacation and you will be rewarded with a new look with very little stress.

1. Select the best facelift surgeon in Houston

To achieve a natural look, it is imperative that you select your surgeon carefully. After all, the success (or failure) to achieve your aesthetic goals lies solely in the hands of your surgeon.  The first step is to be sure to select a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, because of their advanced training they are specialists who focus solely on the face and neck.  You don’t want a surgeon who performs far more breast augmentation surgeries to perform the more intricate and challenging facelift procedure.  You also want to be sure your surgeon has a great deal of experience, more than 50 facelifts annually, and can show you before and after photos of other facelift patients.  Make sure you ask to see close-ups of the patient photos so that you can see how the surgeon handles the incisions.  Sadly, at FPSA, we have seen patients who come to Dr. Kridel for a revision facelift to correct unslightly incisions from a poorly executed facelift by another surgeon. You also want to meet your surgeon in person for a consultation that includes digital photo imaging, so that you can see an image of what you can expect to achieve. At FPSA, your consultation is extremely thorough, you can expect to be with us for 1.5 to 2 hours. Dr. Kridel and our entire staff happily answer all of your questions during your visit. In addition, we are happy to provide names of other facelift patients you can speak with about the surgical experience with Dr. Kridel.

Dr. Russell Kridel is considered one of the best facelift surgeons, not only in Houston, but throughout the entire country.  He has published over 25 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters just on facial rejuvenation techniques.  His MVP Lift, multi-vector positioning facelift, is noted for its high success rate and fabulous natural results.  One of the keys to this technique is meticulous dissection and re-draping.  Dr. Kridel has also pioneered a “hidden incision” surgical technique that makes your facelift incisions virtually undetectable.  We often get comments from patients that their own hairdresser could not tell that they had a facelift.  He is often referred to as “The Doctor’s Doctor” because other physicians refer themselves, their family members and other patients to Dr. Kridel for aesthetic surgery because of his proven records of success and reputation for superior surgical skill in facial plastic surgery techniques. He has also been recognized annually by patients and peers as a Top Doc and Best Doctor for over 15 years.  Needless to say, you will be in the best of hands with Houston facelift specialist, Dr. Kridel.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment with Dr. Kridel for an MVP Facelift consultation, please call 713/526-5665.

To learn more about Dr. Kridel’s MVP Lift click here.

You can also go to Dr. Kridel’s You Tube channel to watch videos on facelift and facial rejuvenation.