Rhinoplasty Expert, Dr. Russell Kridel, Speaks at International Conference

October 9th, 2014 Kirin

Rhinoplasty Expert, Septal Perforation Expert and Facial Rejuvenation Expert!

Dr. Kridel at the 2014 conference in Spain

Dr. Russell Kridel with other faculty members of the 2014 EAFPS Conference

Russell Kridel, MD was a featured faculty member at the recent 37th Annual Conference of the EAFPS (European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery) in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.  Over two hundred facial plastic surgeons attended the conference from all around the world.  As an internationally recognized expert on nasal and facial rejuvenation surgical techniques, Dr. Kridel was invited to share his expertise with other surgeons attending the meeting.

Dr. Kridel presented an unprecedented 14 educational talks on facial plastic surgery at the course.  Of the 14 course talks, 9 were specifically on Rhinoplasty, 2 on Septal Perforation and 3 on Facial Rejuvenation.  Here is a list of the majority of the talks Dr. Kridel presented at the EAFPS conference.


  • Management of the Aging Nose
  • Alar Notching Repair
  • Not All Easy Rhinoplasties Are So Easy
  • Nasal Tip Management
  • Structure, Creativity, and Common Sense in Rhinoplasty


  • Revision Rhinoplasty


  • Thick-Skinned Rhinoplasty
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty Panel Discussion


  • The Update in Septal Perforations
  • Septal Perforation Panel Discussion


  • SMAS Facelift
  • Skin: Laser, CO2 Laser Resurfacing

As one of the top 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 cosmetic surgeon in Houston that has the depth of expertise, experience and reputation in regard to nose surgery, including Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty and Septal Perforation, as well as facelift surgery.  Needless to say, patients are in the best of hands with Dr. Kridel for all of their facial plastic surgery needs.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment for a consultation with 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.

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.


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.