Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist Key to Success

May 29th, 2014 admin

Revision Rhinoplasty Can Be Successful in the Hands of a Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist

If your nose has been operated on in the past and you don’t like it, you shouldn’t give up.  A revision rhinoplasty can be successful in the hands of a skilled surgeon who specializes in nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty before

Rhinoplasty patient before surgery with Dr. Kridel

Chances are, your nose can be revised to your satisfaction. “Few surgeons like to do secondary rhinoplasties because these are so technically difficult,” explains revision rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Russell Kridel, who does numerous revision rhinoplasty surgeries every month referred to him by surgeons from all over the world.

Rhinoplasty Patient after

Rhinoplasty Patient After Surgery with Dr. Kridel

As an internationally recognized expert on rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Kridel is known by many as “THE Nose Doc.” He has published over 60 medical journal articles and text book chapters on rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and has pioneered multiple surgical techniques that are now used in medical schools around the country.

For many reasons, revision rehinoplasty is more difficult than primary rhinoplasty.  Prior to any surgery, there are layers of tissue planes that have natural separations between the different types of nasal tissues and as the surgeon operates, he can easily dissect or separate the layers to get to different structures.  After a first surgery though, these planes no longer exist m, making any subsequent surgery more difficult.

If your previous rhinoplasty was unsuccessful because not enough was done, for example, if a lump remains or is irregular, your revision rhinoplasty surgery will be less difficult because it is easier to take away than to add.  However, if your nose is too small, too short, turned up or pinched, your revision will be more difficult because natural structures and specially shaped tissues may have been removed and will need to be replaced with grafts from elsewhere.  These grafts must be molded to take on not only the shape but also the function of the previously removed tissue.

Another area to be resolved in many revisions is dysfunction of the airway.  If you had trouble breathing through your nose before your first surgery or if the nasal airway was changed during surgery, you may now be having trouble breathing through your nose, especially if your nose was made smaller or if you experienced post-op drooping of the tip.  You may need correction of a deviated or crooked septum and trimming of your turbinates.  Further, you may need a graft to re-support the tip.

Although revisions are very difficult, Dr. Kridel’s techniques as a highly trained and deeply experienced revision rhinoplasty specialist can reap better results.  But, it is important to remember that, like snowflakes, no two noses are alike, so it is very important for a patient to come in for a consultation and thorough nasal examination, whether it is a primary rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty.

To make an appointment for a Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty 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

To make an appointment for a Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty 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 Dr. Kridel’s YouTube channel.

 

Septal Perforation Repair

May 22nd, 2014 Kirin

Septal Perforation Repair is Extremely Complex

A septal perforation is a hole known as a “perforation” in the nasal septum, which is the tissue that separates the nostrils.  A perforation, in the nasal septum is not just a one-layered hole.  Rather, it is a hole in the cartilaginous, or bony portion of the septum that separates your nose into two distinct sides, as well as a hole in both membranes that cover the septum.    Depending on the location and size of the perforation, it is extremely difficult to repair.

Septal Perforation Repair by Dr. Kridel

Before and After Septal Perforation Repair by Dr. Kridel

Patients with a septal perforation can have many symptoms that are extremely uncomfortable and difficult to live with.  These include: frequent crusting, bleeding, whistling while breathing, nasal obstruction and runny nose (rhinorrhea).

Why do so many doctors say they can’t fix a septal perforation?

The reason is that the surgical technique is very difficult and if not performed correctly can result in a larger hole or simply an unsuccessful close. Very few surgeons across the country have the training, experience and comfort level to perform this surgery.  Therefore, physicians refer the patient to a facial plastic and reconstructive specialist, like Dr. Kridel, with significant experience in septal perforation surgery, particularly if the hole is of a certain size and some symptoms are present.

Dr. Kridel is the Best Surgeon for Repairing a Septal Perforation

Russell Kridel, MD is internationally recognized as “the expert” in septal perforation repair.  He has published over 20 medical journal articles and textbook chapters on septal perforation repair and has trained surgeons across the U.S and other countries on his pioneering techniques.  His 99% success rate is unprecedented in the community based on the range and complexity of perforations that are referred to him.

Septalperforations.com

To help patients learn more about septal perforation, Dr. Kridel created a website dedicated to providing in-depth information about the condition.

YouTube:  Dr. Kridel Septal Perforation Repair Patient

It can also be helpful to hear from a patient who shares some of the same challenges of having a septal perforation.  View this YouTube video of a septal perforation repair patient of Dr. Kridel who shared his incredible journey to finding Dr Kridel and how his life changed with the successful repair by Dr. Kridel.

 

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates Houston, TX

For an appointment with Dr. Russell Kridel, please call 713/526-5665.