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.

RHINOPLASTY:

  • 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:

  • Revision Rhinoplasty

ETHNIC RHINOPLASTY:

  • Thick-Skinned Rhinoplasty
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty Panel Discussion

SEPTAL PERFORATION: 

  • The Update in Septal Perforations
  • Septal Perforation Panel Discussion

FACIAL REJUVENATION:

  • 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.

Rhinoplasty Expert Dr Russell Kridel Speaks at International Conference

April 18th, 2014 Kirin

Rhinoplasty Expert Dr Russell Kridel Featured Faculty in Munich

Dr Kridel photo of Munich museum

Rhinoplasty Expert Dr Russell Kridel featured lecturer at International Summit in Munich

 

Rhinoplasty expert, Russell Kridel, MD was an invited faculty member at the recent European Rhinoplasty Summit in Munich, Germany. Over one hundred facial plastic surgeons attended the conference from all around the world.  As an internationally recognized expert on Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty surgical techniques, Dr. Kridel was asked to share his expertise with other surgeons attending the meeting.  Dr. Kridel presented four courses at the conference.

Thick Skinned Rhinoplasty — Instruction Course presented by Dr. Russell Kridel

Nasal surgery in patients with thick skin requires understanding an anatomy that can differ greatly, making a cookbook formula difficult.   Dr. Kridel presented techniques that can be used to create balanced changes in these more complex cases.

Nasal Tip Deprojection — Keynote Lecture by Dr. Russell Kridel

Successful tip management is critical to achieving excellent results in cosmetic nasal surgery.  Nasal tip surgery is the most difficult aspect of rhinoplasty and it plays a critical role in the final appearance of the nose.  Dr. Kridel lectured on his internationally recognized surgical techniques to help surgeons learn how to properly address nasal tip deprojection.

Use of Rib Cartilage — Instruction Course presented by Dr. Russell Kridel

Dr. Kridel presented key findings from his landmark study on the use of Irradiated Rib Cartilage in Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty surgery.  Irradiated rib cartilage is a well tolerated as a grafting material in rhinoplasty and can yield superb functional, structural and cosmetic results in the most complex and challenging operative cases.

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Foda in Munich

Dr. Kridel and Dr. Foda: European Rhinoplasty Summit Faculty Members

Revision Rhinoplasty — Panel Discussion

Minor Revision Rhinoplasty provides little difficulty, but major revisions are a significant challenge to even the most skillful Rhinoplasty surgeon, often requiring significant corrections of scarring, asymmetries and irregularities. Dr. Kridel and the panel members discussed their approaches to these complicated cases and provided some helpful answers to questions posed by attendees.

As an internationally recognized Rhinoplasty Expert Dr Russell Kridel is often invited to speak at medical conferences to share his surgical expertise with other surgeons looking to improve their skills.  Houston facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kridel is often referred to by his peers as The Nose Doctor,  because of all the significant contributions he has made to facial plastic surgery and quality patient care.

 

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

Dr. Kridel Often Performs Revision Rhinoplasty to Correct Breathing Difficulties

April 5th, 2013 Kirin

Dr. Russell Kridel often does Revision Rhinoplasty to correct a dysfunctional airway — in other words, the person can’t breathe well. This can result from a problem that existed prior to your first surgery (known as Primary Rhinoplasty or Nose Job).  Or if the nasal airway was changed during your previous surgery by another physician, you may now be having trouble breathing through your nose, especially if your nose was made smaller or if you experienced a post-operative drooping of the tip of your nose.

As a result, you may now need correction of a deviated or crooked septum (the partition between the nostrils), and trimming of your turbinates may be required (turbinates are structures deep inside the nose on the sides which warm and humidify the air going through your nose). Although you may have already had surgery on your septum, a revision septoplasty may be necessary to improve your breathing. Furthermore, you may need a graft to re-support the tip of your nose.

Revision rhinoplasty is a significantly more difficult procedure because scar tissue has formed and often some of the structures inside the nose may have been altered or removed. However, following successful revision rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Kridel, patients are ecstatic that they can breathe again.

Dr. Kridel is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston.  He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This dual training is very significant in nasal revisions, because the revision rhinoplasty procedure is a classic combination of both functional and aesthetic surgery.  Dr. Kridel performs more than 50 revision rhinoplasties each year and has written over 20 scientific papers and textbook chapters on Revision Rhinoplasty and has been invited by physicians all around the world to speak at medical conferences.

Check out a video by Dr. Kridel about Rhinoplasty and some of Dr. Kridel’s before and after photos.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

Dr. Kridel shares expertise at International Plastic Surgery symposium in NYC

December 8th, 2012 Kirin

 

Houston facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, was an invited guest faculty member at the recent    international and interdisciplinary Rhinoplasty Symposium, “The Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium: Advanced Sculpting of the Nose in New York. Several hundred general plastic and facial plastic surgeons attended the conference, which featured the most respected aesthetic surgeons in the world.

Dr. Kridel was selected for his world-renowned expertise in Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty plastic surgery techniques. He presented four lectures on Rhinoplasty related topics; including, Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Use of Irradiated Cartilage, Profile Alignment and Dorsal Augmentation.

As a recognized expert in Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Dr. Kridel presented, Thick-Skinned Ethnic Noses with Wide Alar Bases,” an in-depth coverage of his philosophy and techniques.  Dr. Kridel has written numerous scientific medical journal articles on Ethnic Rhinoplasty, including; “African-American Rhinoplasty” in Facial Plastic Surgery medical journal. 

Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Sherrell Aston at the Cutting Edge Symposium in NYC

 

Dr. Kridel was also asked to speak about “Irradiated Costal Cartilage: Longevity and Complications” for Rhinoplasty.  Dr. Kridel published a landmark study on the subject —“Long-Term Use and Follow-up of Irradiated Homologous Costal Cartilage Grafts in the Nose” He received special recognition for this exhaustive research study which followed over 350 patients from 4 months to 24 years. Click here to read the full abstract. 

One of the talks included a five-minute video case presentation —Individual Techniques for Profile Alignment and Osteotomies— which included an interactive video that placed the attendees in the operating room with Dr. Kridel to demonstrate his specific nasal sculpting techniques.

 

 

 

In addition, Dr. Kridel presented a anel discussion on “Long-Term Dorsal Augmentation Problems: Autologous, Alloplastic: Fixation, Shifting, Warping, Irregularities, Reabsorption, Extrusion,” to demonstrate to surgeons attending the conference how to explore and resolve difficult rhinoplasty challenges.

We are so fortunate to have one of the finest and most respected Rhinoplasty surgeons in the world, Dr. Russell Kridel, call Houston and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, his home.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston, TX

Dr. Kridel shares Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty Expertise with surgeons in Brazil

November 25th, 2012 Kirin

As one of the most highly regarded Rhinoplasty experts, Dr Russell Kridel is invited to speak at medical courses all around the world. He believes it is important to train other surgeons to improve the level of care available to patients everywhere.

Recently, Dr. Kridel, Houston TX, was a featured presenter at the Rhinoplasty 2012 course in Uberlandia, Brazil.  Hundreds of facial plastic and general plastic surgeons attended the conference from all around the world to further develop their own expertise by training with masters of Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, such as Dr. Kridel.

Dr. Kridel presented four lectures on Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, including; “Incisions and Aesthetics of the Columella”, “Tip Techniques”, “Alar Notching Repair”, and “Preventing Mistakes in Rhinoplasty—Lessons Learned From Revisions”.

In addition, Dr. Kridel was selected as one of the few facial plastic surgery guest speakers to perform a Live Primary Rhinoplasty at the course.  Attendees were able to gain deeper insights into the challenges and surgical solutions surrounding Rhinoplasty surgery in real time by observing Dr. Kridel perform a live Rhinoplasty surgical procedure.

Dr. Kridel participated in multiple round tables with other surgeons.  You can see additional photos taken at the conference here, including a few photos of the local architecture taken by Dr. Kridel

 

At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, we always like to remind patients that they should seek a Rhinoplasty specialist who performs at least 75 Rhinoplasty surgeries every year, rather than a plastic surgery specialist who performs only a handful because they are primarily focused on other parts of the body. Rhinoplasty, also known as a Nose Job or Cosmetic Nasal Surgery, is far more complicated than patients realize when looking in the mirror.  Dr. Kridel has performed thousands of Revision Rhinoplasty surgical procedures and has seen the mistakes other surgeons have made first hand.  Dr. Kridel provided insights to the Rhinoplasty 2012 course attendees to help them avoid these mistakes during his talk, “Preventing Mistakes in Rhinoplasty—Lessons Learned From Revisions”. As Dr. Kridel stated, “while I am always pleased to help patients improve their results through Revision Rhinoplasty, it always saddens me a little bit that an additional surgery could have been avoided had the patient selected the appropriate surgeon the first time.”

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX

 

 

Question for Dr. Kridel: Can Lateral Crural & Columellar Nasal Struts from Primary Rhinoplasty Ever Be Removed?

January 19th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

Answer:

With a Revision Rhinoplasty, almost any graft from the Primary Rhinoplasty can be removed in the hands of a highly experienced Revision Rhinoplasty specialist, but with caution and meticulous dissection so as not to cause injury to other structures.   However, you have also expressed that 5 years after your Primary Rhinoplasty from another surgeon, you are experiencing discomfort and awkwardness during kissing from a nasal strut, significant tip asymmetry and alar retraction.

Most grafts do not feel uncomfortable, but may look too full or visible. Alar retraction in nasal surgery is rarely caused by the placement of a graft, but is more likely due to too much resection of the cephalic margin of the lower lateral cartilages or the vestibular skin underneath them, or by filling out the columella so much that the alae look retracted.  If there is nasal tip asymmetry after the first rhinoplasty, it could be secondary to many possibilities, such as healing contraction, a migrated graft, or bossa formation. Most columellar struts go between the medial crura and should not be causing a kissing problem unless they shift.

Patients with post-operative concerns many years down the road should take great care to visit an expert Revision Rhinoplasty surgeon (most likely a facial plastic surgeon) for a thorough nasal assessment.  It may be that removal of the grafts alone may or may not completely resolve the outlined concerns and an individualized treatment plan should be developed for the greatest success.

— Dr. Russell Kridel, Houston, TX