Facelift Benefits Are Abundant

November 28th, 2014 Kirin

Benefits of the Modern Facelift Are Significant

A modern facelift procedure, like the MVP Lift, is a fine-tuned facial plastic surgery approach that can be life-changing for patients.  Given advancements in techniques, including several pioneered by Dr. Kridel, the procedure is now a reliable method, sought out by men and women across many age groups and ethnicities for facial rejuvenation.

What is an MVP Lift?

An MVP Lift, or multi—- vector positioning lift, is the advanced technique used by Houston facelift specialist Dr. Russell Kridel.  It requires meticulous dissection and re-draping of the tissue layers to deliver the most natural facelift results.

Modern MVP Facelift Benefits

For the thousands of patients that undergo facelift surgery each year, the benefits have far outweighed the risks. Face this modern surgery with the hope that these benefits will far outweigh whatever minor risks are still a part of this plastic surgery procedure.

  • The term facelift is a misnomer.  With an MVP Lift it is actually a cheek, jawline and neck lift that can alleviate loose skin, deep wrinkles, jowls, lost contour to the lower face.
  • With Dr. Kridel’s hidden incision technique, your incisions will be virtually undetectable.
  • Results from an MVP facelift will be natural for a new, younger version of yourself and not a windblown or tunnel effect that makes you unrecognizable.
  • Facelifts can alleviate that exhausted, worn down look from your face — dialing back the hands of time by ten to fifteen years.
  • Risks of a modern MVP facelift are very minor with a very low rate of occurrence.
  • Recovery time following a facelift lasts about two weeks, a fair trade for the incredible results.
  • The amount of pain and discomfort is minimal for the majority of patients.
  • Facelifts can boost self-confidence and improve a patient’s self-image.

Major improvements —  but, there are still risks

A facelift is still a major surgery, no matter how advanced the techniques have become. Surgeries also always involve risks and potential side effects, which patients can work to prevent with the help of an experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kridel.

Originally, the yesteryear facelift was just a facial skin tightening procedure and not much more. During this surgery, the surgeon would lift the skin and pull it tighter, placing it into a new position. Any excess skin was removed before the incisions were stitched up. Because no efforts were made to strengthen the structure of the face, the sagging tissues or the muscles beneath the tighter skin, results would not last for very long.

Today’s modern facelift procedure is a fine-tuned approach that, when delivered by a board certified facial plastic surgeon, can result in a more youthful appearance for many, many years.  While we cannot stop the aging process, following an MVP lift you have re-set the time clock by ten years or more.

Selecting a Facelift Surgery Specialist

You should only trust your face to a specialist in facial plastic surgery. Board-certified facial plastic surgeons focus solely on procedures of the head and neck and do not perform other body procedures, such as breast augmentation.  In addition, you want to make sure the facial plastic surgeon you select performs at least 50 or more facelifts each year and shows you before and after photos of actual patients.  Looking at the angle of the photography is also important, so that you can see the quality of the incisions.

At FPSA, “Our Results Show and We Are Proud of Them”

Dr. Russell Kridel is a triple-board certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience.  He has published over 100 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters on facial rejuvenation surgical procedures, including facelift surgical techniques.  He is invited to speak at plastic surgery conferences all around the world to educate and train other surgeons on his MVP Facelift approach.  He has received numerous awards, including the top two honors by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) for surgical excellence.

As a result of his internationally recognized expertise in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Kridel is known as “The Doctor’s Doctor” —- the surgeon that other physicians refer other patients as well as themselves and their own family members go to for their facial plastic surgery concerns.

Needless to say, you will be in the best of hands with the best facelift surgeon in Houston —  Dr. Russell 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 for a few of his videos on facelift and facial rejuvenation procedures.



Rhinoplasty Expert Dr. Russell Kridel Shares Knowledge

November 27th, 2014 Kirin

Dr. Kridel Invited as Faculty Member to myRhinoplasty Course

Rhinoplasty Expert, Dr. Russell Kridel

Russell Kridel, MD was a featured faculty member at the recent myRhinoplasty course at the Royal College of Surgeons in London, England.  As an internationally recognized leader on nasal and facial rejuvenation surgical techniques, Dr. Kridel was invited to share his expertise with other surgeons attending the meeting.

The well respected myRhinoplasty meeting was designed to enhance participant’s understanding of nasal deformity and the options and rationale for contemporary correction. The international, multi-specialty faculty represented the highest standards of intellectual inquiry leading to contemporary nasal analysis and planning, and the art of surgical mastery.

Rhinoplasty expert Dr. Kridel was one of just four surgeons from the U.S. invited to speak about several of his advanced  Rhinoplasty surgical techniques to an audience of multi-specialty surgeons attending the course from around the world. He presented three courses on Rhinoplasty —“Dorsal Reduction and Restoration: Focus on the Middle Third”, “Using Costal Cartilage”, “Correcting Disorders of Tip Projection and Rotation” and, was on two scientific panels.  Dr. Kridel also presented a course on one of the most complex nasal surgeries that few surgeons perform, “Repair of Nasal Septal Perforations.”

“Julian and Mehmet should be congratulated on an excellent course,” confirmed Dr. Kridel.

Royal College of Surgeons, London

The Royal College of Surgeons is a venerable institution in London with a classic Roman architecture outside and beautiful elegant wood paneled rooms on the inside with many artifacts and statues from generations of surgeons who have advanced surgical standards and quality care for patients.

As one of the most renowned Rhinoplasty and Septal Perforation experts, Dr. Russell Kridel is often invited to speak at medical conferences to share his surgical expertise with other surgeons looking to improve their skills.  Dr. Kridel is often referred to by his peers as “THE Nose Doctor,” because of his expertise, surgical awards and all of the significant contributions he has made to facial plastic surgery and quality patient care.

There is no other facial plastic surgeon in Houston that has the depth of expertise, experience and reputation in regard to nose surgery, including Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty and Septal Perforation.

If your nose is not becoming to you, you should be coming to Dr. Kridel.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment for a consultation with Houston Rhinoplasty expert, Dr. Russell Kridel, contact us at 713/526-5665.

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

And, to learn more about septal perforation go to septalperforations.com.

You can also see multiple Rhinoplasty videos and other videos on other facial plastic surgery procedures on Dr. Kridel’s YouTube channel.



Angela Sturm MD Awarded Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40

November 9th, 2014 Kirin


Award winner, Dr. Angela Sturm

Angela Sturm, MD is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and Associate at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates. Shevcontinues to make a positive impact in her community and her profession. Dr. Sturm was awarded Houston Business Journal 40 under 40, a significant accomplishment for a young surgeon.  She was recently recognized at the HBJ award ceremony and was written up in the September 17 issue of the Houston Business Journal recognizing all of the award winners.

Peers and patients have shown their overwhelming support and respect for Dr. Sturm. She has received numerous accolades in the past year, including Patients’ Choice Award and Compassionate Doctor Award by Vitals.com, H-Texas Magazine Top Doc, Best Female Cosmetic Surgeon in Out Smart Magazine, Blazing Star Award by Texas Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Top Women in Business and one of the Top 30 Influential Women of Houston.

Please join Dr. Russell Kridel and all of us at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates (FPSA) in applauding Dr. Sturm for all of her accomplishments.

Check out detail from the HBJ issue: Angela Sturm MD Awarded Houston Business Journal 40 under 40 and photos from the award ceremony.

For more information about Dr. Sturm visit todaysface.com.  Or to make an appointment with Dr. Sturm, call Facial Plastic Surgery Associates at 713/526-5665.




Teenage Rhinoplasty Can Make An Impact

November 3rd, 2014 Kirin

Teenage Rhinoplasty Is More Common Than You May Think

If you have ever been unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, you are not alone.  In 2012, over 180,000 people had Rhinoplasty surgery, with about 15% being performed on teenagers between the ages of 13 – 19*. Among teens, Rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic procedure.

With the nose being the most prominent feature, if it is out of proportion, it may dominate your face.  But, the great news is that if your nose doesn’t do justice to the rest of your face, you don’t have to live with it for the rest of your life.  That’s why our young Rhinoplasty patients say, “Let’s change it now before I am labeled as the person with the large nose.” Or, “I want to change it now so others perceive me as I perceive myself and no longer judge me based on my nose.”

Today, having an unsightly feature improved upon is as much a possibility for teenagers as having crooked teeth corrected with braces.  Our patients are amazed by the difference it makes in their self-esteem.  And, for young people, that extra bit of confidence can make all the difference as they begin to establish themselves professionally and socially.  No one wants to be teased and everyone want to feel and look their best.

Dr. Kridel has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries, often referred to as a “nose job”, and often finds that he needs to correct airway problems inside while he is correct the outside shape, so the nose not only looks good but also breathes well.  Sometimes, he will further improve the profile with a chin implant, because a weak chin can make a nose look even larger.

When Your Nose Doesn’t Fit Your Face

A less than desirable inherited feature is the primary reason patients, including teenagers, seek cosmetic improvement of their nose.  However, sports injuries or nasal trauma, is also very common.  In these circumstances, there is often internal damage, such as a deviated septum, that can hinder your ability to breathe.  A severely deviated septum can also alter the external appearance of the nose.  It is far more effective and efficient to address any desired cosmetic changes at the same time as correcting internal damage.  Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Diana Agron have improved the appearance of their nose in addition to repairing internal structural damage.

Everyone wants to know what their nose is going to look like after surgery.  To help with that visualization, Dr. Kridel does digital computer imaging so patients can sit down and visually plan the goal for their surgery.  Dr. Kridel understands that no two noses are the same, so he tailors the cosmetic change based on each patient’s individual anatomy and goals. He does not and will not take a one size fits all approach.

Dr. Kridel is a world renowned facial plastic surgeon and has published over 70 medical journal articles and textbook chapters about Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty. He performs more than 150 Rhinopolasty surgeries every year.  Within the medical and patient community, he is often referred to as “THE Nose Doc,” because of his recognized expertise in nasal surgery. Patients and physicians refer themselves and their own family members and friends because of his international reputation as one of the best Rhinoplasty surgeons in the world.  Dr. Kridel is also invited as a featured guest lecturer to the largest and most prestigious plastic surgery courses every year to share his specific techniques with other surgeons who want to improve their skills.  He has  been named to numerous Top Doc lists year after year and has received the highest honors from his own specialty for surgical excellence.

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

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

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.

*2012 ASPS Plastic Surgery Statistics Report