February 18th, 2014 Kirin
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VOLUMA:
In Houston Voluma injections are a hot topic. Here are ten of the most frequently asked questions about Juvederm Voluma XC, commonly known as Voluma.
WHAT IS VOLUMA?
Juvederm Voluma XC is the newest HA (hyaluronic acid) soft tissue filler to gain FDA approval to instantly add lift to the cheek area in patients over the age of 21. It is commonly referred to as Voluma.
HOW DO I KNOW IF VOLUMA IS RIGHT FOR ME?
To learn if Voluma is right for you, Dr. Kridel or Dr. Sturm will perform a thorough consultation. They have extensive experience with the wide array of different fillers and wrinkle relaxers and will select the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
WHY DO PATIENTS CHOOSE DR. KRIDEL AND DR. STURM FOR THEIR VOLUMA INJECTIONS?
At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates Voluma treatments are performed by one of our physicians —- Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm. As top facial plastic surgeons in Houston, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm are considered leading experts in facial fillers. They customize treatments for each patient, which may include a combination of different fillers and techniques in order to achieve the best outcomes. Dr. Kridel is always on the leading edge of aesthetic treatments and as a result, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates is one of the first cosmetic medical practices in Houston to offer Juvederm Voluma XC.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR JUVEDERM VOLUMA INJECTIONS?
Virtually anyone 21 years or older with volume loss in their cheek area is a candidate for treatment with Voluma. Many patients in their 30s, 40s, and 50s may not be appropriate candidates for surgery, or are not ready for downtime associated with surgery and will benefit instead from Voluma treatment.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER VOLUMA INJECTION TREATMENT?
There is no downtime after treatment, and patients may return to their normal activities. However, we suggest that you avoid strenuous activities in the first 24 hrs after Voluma injections or other injectable treatments.
HOW LONG DOES VOLUMA INJECTIONS LAST?
Results are immediate and can last up to 2 years. The duration of filler correction depends on the facial area treated, the injection technique, and the rate that the patient ‘s tissues break down the filler. The majority of patients can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment. Some patients may experience slight swelling and bruising, but this typically improves rapidly.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF VOLUMA INJECTIONS?
Side effects include are considered mild to moderate and can last two to four weeks. The most common side effects are tenderness swellings firmness bumps bruising redness itching or discoloration at the entry site.
Voluma is made up of hyaluronic acid (ha), which is a naturally occurring substance that helps to bind water to cells. Its extensive cross-linking helps to provide lifting capacity, which makes it an excellent choice for restoring volume in the cheeks and midface.
Juvederm Voluma is unique in that the HA is cross-linked through a process called Vycross that helps provide good lifting capacity. This special cross-linking also helps to avoid degradation, making Voluma last longer.
HOW IS VOLUMA DIFFERENT FROM SCULPTRA?
Voluma is an injectable filler made from hyaluronic acid. Sculptra is not a filler. It is made of Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA), a synthetic biodegradable polymer that is both resorbable and bio-compatible. It works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection, thereby replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance. Houston Sculptra injections do not give immediate results like the true fillers do. Since Sculptra has to stimulate the body to create new collagen, this process takes time. Sculptra can last at least two or more years because it causes the body to stimulate its own collagen. Two to three sessions generally 4-6 weeks apart are usually needed to accomplish optimum volume.
IS VOLUMA PART OF THE BRILLIANT DISTINCTIONS PROGRAM?
Voluma is made by the same company that manufactures Juvederm XC, Latisse and Botox— Allergan, Inc. So, yes, this is part of the Brilliant Distinctions Program.
To make an appointment with Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kridel or Dr. Sturm phone us at 713/526-5665. Feel free to contact Dr. Kridel or Dr. Sturm also.
— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
February 14th, 2014 Kirin
While nose surgery is considered the most difficult surgical procedure of the head and neck area, Revision Rhinoplasty is even more challenging than a Primary Rhinoplasty, which is also often referred to as a nose job.
Here are 5 tips about how to choose a Revision Rhinoplasty surgeon:
- Be Sure to Select A Facial Plastic Surgeon
A board-certified facial plastic surgeon (AAFPRS) performs only cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face, head and neck. Training includes post-graduate training in general surgery residency and at least four additional years of specialty training just in head and surgery and facial plastic surgery. Many surgeons specialize further by undertaking an additional year fellowship in facial plastic surgery and become board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). For example, Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel is double-board certified by the AAFPRS and the ABFPRS.
This is in contrast to a general plastic surgeon who performs surgery on the entire body, with no additional post-graduate study required specifically on the head and neck area for board certification.
In a nutshell, you want to trust your face — and in this case, your nose — to a specialist.
- Identify a Surgeon with Significant Experience in Revision Rhinoplasty
Nasal surgery, known as Primary Rhinoplasty, is one of the most difficult surgeries of the face and neck because of the vast differences in each person’s anatomy. Revision Rhinoplasty is even more complex because the anatomy inside your nose has already been altered. Since every nose is different and may have been drastically changed by a previous surgeon, the Revision Rhinoplasty surgeon can not really know the full extent of the alterations inside your nose until he/she begins the procedure. So, it is critical that you identify a surgeon that truly specializes in nasal surgery and has performed hundreds (or more) of revision rhinoplasty procedures. That way, there are no real surprises and you will feel comfortable knowing that the surgeon has the skill set to successfully perform the procedure on your specific nose. Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel is a world renowned expert in Revision Rhinoplasty. He has performed thousands of Revision Rhinoplasty surgeries with extremely successful outcomes. His patients are ecstatic with their results.
- Select a Facial Plastic Surgeon that has published scientific journal articles on Revision Rhinoplasty
You want a surgeon who is passionate about noses. A surgeon that is so knowledgeable about Rhinoplasty that they write and publish scientific journal articles to share their techniques with other trained surgeons to advance science for the benefit of all patients. There are rigorous standards for a medical journal to accept a scientific paper, so truly it requires the most devoted and skilled surgeons to meet these high standards. Dr. Russell Kridel has published over 60 scientific articles and text book chapters on Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty alone and has been an invited lecturer at medical conferences all around the world on the subject of Revision Rhinoplasty. He has won top honors by his peers and patients and is considered one of the best Rhinoplasty surgeons in the country.
Revision Rhinoplasty patient of Dr. Russell Kridel
- Look at Before and After Photos
When you visit the facial plastic surgeon(s) you have selected, be sure to review their Before & After Revision Rhinoplasty photospu. You may also look at the primary Rhinoplasty photos, but you want to be sure to look at the photos of the Revision Rhinoplasty patients performed by that specific surgeon. Your consultation should be extremely thorough. In addition to a medical exam, the surgeon should review your own computer imaged photos so that you can see what your nose will look like post-surgery. At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, you can expect to spend about 2 hours at our office meeting with Dr. Kridel and his team.
Here is an example of a before and after photo. However, when you visit Dr. Kridel’s office you will be able to review an extensive book of additional examples.
- Be realistic
It is very important that you are realistic about what can be achieved, particularly if your nose was significantly altered internally by the prior surgeon. You may or may not be able to have the exact nose you had imagined when you had surgery the first time. However, in the hands of a skilled Rhinoplasty specialist like Dr. Kridel, you will be able to achieve a very pleasing outcome and be extremely happy with the results.
– Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX
January 31st, 2014 Kirin
MVP Lift is a better technique used for Facelift Surgery
For the most natural looking facelift, Dr. Russell Kridel uses a surgical technique he has perfected called MVP Lift. MVP stands for Multi-Vector Positioning Lift. It refers to his multilayer technique, but also refers to the fact that he tailors every MVP Lift to each individual to achieve the natural result you desire and to give you the MVP – Most Valuable Patient – status that you deserve.
A facelift should actually be called a face and neck lift because it re-supports the check, jawline and neck. To achieve the most natural, long-lasting results, an MVP Facelift is a result of Dr. Kridel’s meticulous dissection done in layers and not just a surface layer pull that is used by some other physicians. The sagging skin is repositioned and the underlying muscles re-supported, while the excess skin and fat is removed.
Fortunately, an MVP Lift is a way to restore what time and gravity had stolen and to help you regain a more youthful appearance. It is like shifting the conveyor belt of aging back ten years or more. The aging process still continues, but you have a newer starting line. Dr. Kridel takes a great deal of pride in his Houston Facelift Surgery techniques to make sure you look like a younger you and not someone completely different.
—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
January 30th, 2014 Kirin
Who is the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Houston?
From cocktail parties to book club gatherings, I am frequently asked questions about Rhinoplasty Surgery. And, the most common question is —”Who is the best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Houston”?
There is no question in my mind that Dr. Russell Kridel is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston. And to be quite honest, one of the best in the world. Certainly there are other talented surgeons, and yes, I am biased. But, I can readily and objectively support my point of view.
- Dr. Kridel has authored more than 60 textbook chapters and scientific journal articles on Rhinoplasty. No one else in Houston, or Texas, has written so extensively on the subject.
- Dr. Kridel has been invited to be a featured speaker to hundreds of national and international medical conferences to teach other physicians about his Rhinoplasty techniques.
- Dr. Kridel has pioneered more than 4 specific surgical techniques used in Rhinoplasty that are now standard elements of medical school training.
- Dr. Kridel was singled out and lauded by the AMA Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery medical journal editor that his article on the Long Term Use of Irradiated Costal Cartilage Grafts in the Nose” as a landmark study. Very few surgeons ever achieve this accolade.
- Dr. Kridel has been given the two highest awards by his own specialty, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) for his surgical excellence in facial plastic surgery, including Rhinoplasty
- Dr. Kridel held his own course, Rodeo Rhinoplasty, for two years, in Houston. Over 200 surgeons attended from all over the world to hone their skills in Rhinoplasty under the auspices of Dr. Kridel (along with other invited specialists).
- No other surgeon in town provides the same level of pre and post-operative care and followup as Dr. Kridel. You may spend 2 or more hours at your consultation appointment, but no other local cosmetic surgeon is as thorough.
- He has won Top Doc accolades annually for over ten years from H-Texas Magazine, Castle Connolly and Best Doctors among others.
Importantly, if you ask other surgeons the same question — “Who is the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Houston“, you will get the same answer: Dr. Russell Kridel. Needless to say, other physicians view Dr. Kridel as “The Doctor’s Doctor” or as some say, “The Nose Doc”. They entrust their own noses and their family member’s noses to Dr. Kridel.
I would encourage anyone to ask our patient coordinator, Linda Estrada, to speak with a Facial Plastic Surgery Associate Rhinoplasty patient ambassador. These are patients who have had Rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Kridel and are happy to speak with any patient thinking of having a similar surgery. We started this program because numerous patients of Dr. Kridel’s requested to be ambassadors to other patients because they feel very strongly that others considering this surgery understand the value of Dr. Kridel’s experience and surgical skills. As one patient stated, “I would want someone to do the same for me. Make sure that I am in the best possible hands, because nothing would be worse than having someone mess up my nose.”
And, flat out, Dr. Kridel loves doing Rhinoplasty surgery. No two noses are exactly alike, so it is always exciting and very rewarding for Dr. Kridel when patients achieve the improved appearance they desire that looks so natural — as if they were born with their new nose. Needless to say, you are in the best hands with Dr. Kridel.
— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
January 24th, 2014 Kirin
The January Issue of Modern Luxury features Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm as top Houston facial plastic surgeons.
Houston Top Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm
Dr. Kridel is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon particularly known for his skill and experience with Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Facelift (MVP Facelift), Septal Perforation and facial rejuvenation. He has been recognized by his peers and patients with numerous honors and awards as a top Houston facial plastic surgeon annually for over ten years. Dr. Kridel has often been called The Doctor’s Doctor as surgeons as well as their family members often come to him for facial plastic surgery procedures.
Facial Plastic Surgery Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm, has already won accolades as a top Houston facial plastic surgeon as well. Dr. Sturm trained with Dr. Kridel through his fellowship program and has also authored scientific papers on multiple facial plastic surgery procedures.
Check out the complete January issue of Modern Luxury Magazine including the info about Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm on page 98.
– Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
January 19th, 2014 Kirin
CO2 Laser Resurfacing in Houston
CO2 laser resurfacing in Houston, TX by Dr. Russell Kridel or Dr. Angela Sturm, is the gold standard in laser resurfacing of the face. It is a one-time procedure with absolutely amazing results.
Don’t let the name throw you — carbon dioxide is just the type of medium that the laser uses. This is a fully ablative laser, which means that it works on the whole skin surface. In essence, the CO2 laser vaporizes, not burns, the top layers of the skin. Then over a matter of weeks and months after the procedure the skin regenerates. As the skin regenerates, it does a number of things:
- It generates new, smooth skin and the wrinkles are gone.
- Because of the type of energy that’s entered into the skin, the collagen in the skin denatures and then reforms and remodels. So, you will see the results continue to improve over six months after the laser procedure is done.
Before and After Photo of CO2 Laser Resurfacing Patient (performed by Dr. Russell Kridel)
CO2 Laser Resurfacing Patient, 4 mo. Post-Op (patient of Dr. Russell Kridel)
Best candidates for CO2 Laser Resurfacing in Houston:
Men and women with moderate to severe sun damage and wrinkles are the best candidates for CO2 Laser Resurfacing. The procedure can be done on the entire face or anywhere that you have significant wrinkles. Some patients with a past history of smoking have significant wrinkles or deep creases around the mouth that can not be erased with filler or removed with less powerful laser technology.
In addition, patients need to be able to set aside the appropriate amount of recovery time. It will be 2 to 3 weeks before you can go out and about and can wear make-up.
Who is not a good candidate for CO2 Laser Resurfacing:
While you will benefit from some skin tightening as a result of the formation of new skin, CO2 laser is not a replacement for face lift surgery for those patients with sagging neck, cheeks and jowls.
Why are Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm the best surgeons for CO2 Laser Resurfacing?
The CO2 laser is the most powerful laser modality. And as such, it requires a deft touch and a highly trained surgeon. This is NOT a procedure that can or should be done by an aesthetician. In fact, there are less than 10 facial plastic or general plastic surgeons in Houston that perform this procedure. Dr. Kridel has written multiple scientific journal articles on CO2 laser techniques and has been invited to speak at medical conferences around the world to teach other surgeons about CO2 laser surgery.
In addition, at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, we are fortunate to have our own CO2 laser so that the CO2 laser procedure can be done in approximately 1.5 hours (depending on how much area is being done) in our fully accredited in-office surgical suite or at the hospital as an adjunct procedure to a face lift (which requires an overnight stay).
View this You Tube video of Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, talking about C02 laser resurfacing in Houston.
It takes a great deal of skill to successfully perform this procedure. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm are laser experts. Dr. Kridel has published scientific journal articles on the laser resurfacing and has taught other surgeons all around the world about his techniques.
—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
January 7th, 2014 Kirin
Fortunately, through medical technology and surgeon’s skill, at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston facial plastic surgeon, Russell Kridel MD can undo damage the sun inflicts on the skin. While there are numerous treatments and procedures advertised in the marketplace, the best and most effect approach is Laser Resurfacing.
It is important to understand that there are 3 different levels of laser resurfacing. The rule of thumb is the greater the intensity of the laser, the longer the downtime, but the greater the results.
The gold standard for laser resurfacing in Houston is the fully ablative CO2 laser. Ablative means that the laser vaporizes the entire layer of skin. This stimulates collagen regrowth. This is a one-time procedure that takes approximately two hours. The results are fantastic and the effects last more than ten years, assuming of course that you don’t go back out and lay in the sun without sunscreen and a hat. However, there is also more downtime, about two weeks before you can use make-up and will want to go and about. Remaining redness continues to dissipate over several weeks. For patients with moderate to significant skin damage, this is the most effective approach. Since this is the most powerful laser, it also takes a great deal of skill and experience to obtain the best results.
Another approach is the Fractionated CO2. Fractionated means the laser signal breaks through the skin in tiny spots rather than vaporizing the entire layer. The downtime is about ten to twelve days.
The third approach is known as Fraxel. This is the mildest form of laser. It covers less surface area and as a result there is virtually no downtime. Because it only covers a certain percentage of the skin per session, a patient needs to complete a series of 3 to 4 treatments about 4 to 6 weeks apart to be able to reach the surface of the entire face. This is more effective for patients with mild to moderate skin damage
At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, we have our own leading edge laser equipment. Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Angela Sturm are noted experts on laser technology. You will feel confident in knowing that we have performed thousands of laser resurfacing procedures to help patients successfully undo sun damaged skin.
See Dr. Kridel speak about laser resurfacing techniques on You Tube.
To make an appointment with Dr. Kridel or Dr. Sturm contact Facial Plastic Surgery Associates at 713/526-5665.
—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
November 30th, 2013 Kirin
FPSA Associate — Angela Sturm MD — Honored by Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas!
Facial plastic surgeon, Angela Sturm MD, was recently named the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas Business Woman of the Year (TBOY): “Texas Blazing Star” for 2013. Dr. Sturm is an Associate with Facial Plastic Surgery Associates located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
The “Texas Blazing Star” award was announced at the MAPcon + TBOY Conference and Awards event in Austin, Texas. This prestigious distinction recognizes business women who are on the fast track to success. The event is presented by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas and is known as the “Academy Awards” for Texas business women. The coveted awards are given to business owners and professional women in Texas, whose style and drive go above and beyond setting them apart from the crowd.
“I’m elated to have received such a distinguished award, said Angela Sturm MD. It’s an honor to have been nominated and recognized for my hard work and effort towards my profession and community.”
Facial Plastic Surgery Associates founder, Dr. Russell Kridel, adds, “I am so thrilled for Angela to be named a 2013 Trailblazer. She is highly deserving of this award for her contributions to facial plastic surgery, her commitment to the highest standards of patient care and for all of her contributions to our community as a whole.”
Please join all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in congratulating Angela on this great accomplishment!
—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates
For more information about Angela Sturm MD.
November 30th, 2013 Kirin
Many patients do not know what to expect from a Rhinoplasty consultation. The truth is that a Rhinoplasty consultation will vary from surgeon to surgeon.
So, it is important that patients understand what to look for during their Rhinoplasty consultation to help them identify the best possible surgeon for their procedure. At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, you can expect to spend 1.5 to 2 hours for your consultation with Dr. Russell Kridel.
As Dr. Kridel says, “no two noses are alike,” so it is important to do an in-depth consultation, including a very thorough examination to provide patients with a treatment plan that is designed specifically for them to achieve their desired result.
Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Russell Kridel:
Prior to your consultation, you will complete several forms, including a questionnaire that helps you think through why you want to have surgery, what bothers you most about your nose and what you expect from your surgery. Surgery of any type is a big step and should not be taken lightly. So, both you and your surgeon should be “on the same page.”
Dr. Russell Kridel facial plastic surgery practice in the Texas Medical Center
When you arrive at our beautiful offices in the Texas Medical Center, one of our fabulous staff members will take pictures of your nose from multiple angles. Dr. Kridel and his team will then use computer software to image your photos to show you what you can expect your nose to look like after Rhinoplasty surgery. Next, you will meet with our patient coordinator to review the extensive before and after photo books, as well as share any questions or concerns you may have about Rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Kridel will do a thorough examination of your nose and will have a conversation with you about your nose and nasal surgery. You should feel free to ask questions and share any concerns you may have, whether it is about difficulty breathing, the current appearance of your nose or the surgical technique he recommends. Dr. Kridel is very approachable and happy to answer any of your questions about Rhinoplasty.
You will also have a Rhinometry test done. Rhinometry is a diagnostic measurement of the nose through acoustic reflections. It evaluates nasal obstruction by analyzing reflections of a sound pulse introduced via the nostrils. The technique is fast, non-invasive and does not require the patient to do anything special. As an objective screening and evaluation test, Rhinometry will further help to identify or confirm that a patient may have a deviated septum, hypertrophied turbinates or other types of upper airway obstruction that may need to be addressed during surgery. At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, we are one of the few plastic surgery offices in Houston that performs this additional examination. Why? Because Dr. Kridel feels it is imperative that patients not only look great, but they can also breathe well following Rhinoplasty surgery.
Many Rhinoplasty surgeons only deal with the aesthetic component. This is one of the key differences when you have a Rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Kridel. He deals with both the functional and the aesthetic components of your nose. Because he is double board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, he has significant depth of training and experience in the anatomy of the nose, face and neck, as well as plastic surgery techniques. In fact, Dr. Kridel has been awarded the top honors for surgical excellence by his peers and has published over 60 scientific journal articles just on Rhinoplasty.
Following your Rhinometry test, Dr. Kridel will discuss the test results and review your imaged photos. You will be able to see and discuss with him what you can expect your nose to look like following Rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Kridel takes these photos into surgery with him as well.
Our nurse will also discuss with you pre-operative and post-operative instructions and you will watch a video about nasal surgery. Our patient coordinator will review the the recommended treatment plans and estimated costs for surgery as well.
So, as you can see, not every Rhinoplasty consultation is created equal. Dr. Kridel is extremely thorough and is highly regarded throughout Houston and internationally as a Rhinoplasty expert. It is also why he is often referred to as THE Nose Doctor or The Doctor’s Doctor.
—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX
Click here to view some before and after Rhinoplasty photos.
November 20th, 2013 Kirin
Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award for contributions to Houston area dietetics by Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics!
Russell Kridel MD given Bluebonnet Award by Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The Bluebonnet Award of the Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is intended to recognize an individual who is not a dietitian, but who has contributed significantly to the advancement of nutrition and dietetics in Texas.
Dr. Russell Kridel is a passionate advocate of the importance of nutrition and diet in our community. As the President of the Harris County Medical Society for 2013, one of his primary goals during this year is to help target the obesity epidemic in our community.
He created the HCMS Personal Responsibility Committee dedicated to helping address the obesity epidemic. The committee provides physicians from all specialties with additional tools to communicate with their patients about the importance of diet and nutrition to prevent obesity, diabetes and other diseases, with specific emphasis on sugar sweetened beverages. Through Dr. Kridel’s leadership, the committee developed a brochure called “Shut Out Sugar” for physicians and other health providers to hand out to patients. The brochure clearly outlines simple and easy steps people can take to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to improve their health.
HCMS President, Russell Kridel MD is passionate advocate of diet and nutrition
He also participates in key roles at the state and national level on health care issues that positively promote the role of diet and nutrition in the ever-changing landscape of health care.
Dr. Kridel is in his sixth year and the current Chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH). CSAPH provides information and recommendations on medical, scientific, and public health issues. Reports during Dr. Kridel’s tenure on the CSAPH, have covered such issues as: sugar sweetened beverages, obesity and bottled water safety. Dr. Kridel also has a blog — scienceandyourhealth.com, that provides patients with answers to questions about topics covered by the CSAPH reports.
As the immediate Past President of the TMA Foundation, Dr. Kridel also raised funds for initiatives that enable physicians and their families to give back to their community and improve the health of all Texans. The foundation supports TMA’s health improvement programs that address the association’s public health priorities.
Houston-based Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, will be presented with the Bluebonnet Award at the annual Houston Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member’s dinner in May, 2014. He will also be placed into consideration for the statewide designation.
Please join all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates in congratulating Dr. Russell Kridel on this significant award and his continued contributions to providing all patients with the highest standards of health care!
—- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX