It’s Not Too Late to Give the Gift of Beauty by FPSA and Dr. Kridel

December 21st, 2012 Kirin

 

 

 

 

This holiday give the Gift of Beauty by FPSA!

Are you looking for the unique holiday gift that keeps on giving? Why not pamper someone special in your life with an FPSA “Gift of Beauty “certificate.

 

  • Is your husband looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for you?
  • Does a friend keep hinting about wanting Botox or fillers?
  • Has a family member expressed an interest in facial plastic surgery, or been inspired by how youthful you look after a recent procedure?
  • Or would you like to treat yourself to a more youthful look?

An FPSA (Facial Plastic Surgery Associates) “Gift of Beauty” gift certificate can be used for any of our skin care products or cosmetic surgery services— from consultation with Dr. Russell Kridel or Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien, to nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments (think Botox, Restylane, Ulthera, Thermage, and Fraxel) or to our signature facial plastic surgery procedures. Gift Certificates for Plastic Surgery Products and Services are available for any amount.

Your loved ones will be thrilled to receive the “Gift of Beauty” with the best facial plastic surgeon in Houston.  Give us a call at 713/526-5665 today!

*** Of course, we will examine the recipient of your gift to decide if they are a candidate for a given procedure, and make recommendations based on their goals, exam, and overall medical status.

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX

Understanding the difference between Surgical Facelifts and Drive-Thru Style Lifts

December 5th, 2012 Kirin

 

 

During the holiday season, we often see an increase in advertising and marketing of a lifting technique for faces referred to by names such as: the mini-lift, weekend lift, and lunchtime lift.

Most of these lifts rely on very minimal, if any, dissection. We refer to them as “Drive-Thru Lifts” because their indications are for patients with limited signs of aging and the longevity of the results from such techniques are short lived — only about 2-3 years.

At Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Russell Kridel does not perform this type of treatment.  For those patients with more limited or early signs of aging, Dr.Kridel will recommend other non-surgical options (ex: Fraxel, Ulthera, Thermage, Botox, Restylane — among others) based on a patient’s individual needs (determined at the time of consultation) that he knows will provide terrific facial rejuvenation benefits and be more cost-effective.  He feels this is very important, rather than seeing the patient spend thousands of dollars now on a “Drive-Thru Lift”, only to have to repeat the procedure in another two to three years. For patients with more significant signs of aging such as jowling and sagging, a true surgical facelift will be more appropriate. When Dr. Kridel performs a facelift, it is a surgical procedure that involves meticulous dissection, lifting and re-draping, and impeccable attention to detail to hide incisions so that they will not be detected.  The results provide a more youthful, rested and natural appearance that helps re-set the aging clock back by more than ten years.  Just ask one of our patients.

To learn more about other non-surgical options click here

To view a wide array of videos about facelift surgery with Dr. Kridel click here 

For general questions and answers about facelift surgery click here 

— Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston TX

Dr. Russell Kridel Welcomes New Associate, Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien

August 10th, 2012 Dr. Russell Kridel

I am so pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien as an Associate to Facial Plastic Surgery Associates.

Dr. Sturm-O’Brien is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery which examines its applicants in facial plastic surgery as well as, other head & neck specialties.  She completed the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) Fellowship with me.  Dr. Sturm-O’Brien is also well on her way to becoming one of approximately 50 female surgeons board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).

I know that Dr. Sturm-O’Brien shares the same commitment to the highest
standard of patient care and surgical skill that has been the hallmark of our facial plastic surgery practice here in Houston. With the significant growth in aesthetic procedures, particularly for patients wanting to maintain their youthful appearance at an earlier age, she is passionate about working with every patient to tailor the most effective method — whether it is surgical or non-surgical — to help them achieve their desired results for facial rejuvenation.
In addition to advanced training in facial plastic surgical techniques for Rhinoplasty, Facelift and Blepharoplasty, Dr. Sturm-O’Brien has extensive training and expertise in non-surgical modalities for facial rejuvenation including, advanced laser techniques such as: Ulthera, Thermage and Fraxel.  Her expertise also applies to laser treatment of birthmarks, unsightly veins, tattoo and laser hair removal.
Patients can make an appointment for consultation with Dr. Sturm-O’Brien by calling 713/526-5665. You can also read more about Dr. Sturm-O’Brien, including her CV on our site 
Please join me and the entire FPSA staff in welcoming, Dr. Angela Sturm-O’Brien, to Facial Plastic Surgery Associates.
— Dr. Russell Kridel, Houston, TX