|Our Rhinoplasty Expert | Dr. Russel W. H. Kridel|
Russell Kridel, MD is a respected plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas who has developed three rhinoplasty techniques: the lateral and medial crural overlay procedure, the lateral crural steal and the tongue and groove procedure. These surgical techniques are now standard for rhinoplasty or plastic surgery involving the nose.
“Aristotle said that beauty exists when all facial features are in harmony and no particular feature sticks out. Studies show that the more attractive we are, the likely others will promote us, pay higher salaries, feel that we are more successful and give us preferential treatment. Our fickle society discriminates against older people. Looking good can have a positive psychological effect on a patient. A plastic surgeon has to be a physician, surgeon, artist, artisan, nurse, psychiatrist, detective, scribe and physicist. The patient has to want to have the surgery for the right reason. If the patient is undergoing stress or has an emotional problem, it is the doctor’s duty to refuse to operate. Sometimes male patients want to have nose surgery to separate themselves from their father’s image. Ethics play an important role in a successful rhinoplasty,” said Russell Kridel MD.
Dr. Kridel started the Face Foundation in 1995 to provide women or children who have been victims of domestic violence with free facial and plastic reconstructive surgery. He is the current delegate representing for all plastic surgeons in the United States at the American Medical Association. He won the election to the prestigious AMA Council on Science and Public Health. In Houston, he is Vice President of Harris County Medical Society. At the University of Texas Health Science Center and Medical School, he contributes his time to medical students by lecturing as a non-salaried clinical professor. He has served as national President at The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.