Dr. Kridel - Awards & Recognitions

Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Russell Kridel, is recognized as one of the Best Facelift Surgeons and Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon and Best Revision Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Houston, as well as the United States. He is one of the few surgeons in the country to perform Septal Perforation Repair surgery with over 95% success rate and to close some of the most difficult perforations other surgeons will not attempt. Dr. Kridel has received the highest honors for surgical skill within his specialty of facial plastic surgery, as well as highest honors by his physician peers. He is known as “the doctor’s doctor” because physicians refer themselves, their family members and patients to Facial Plastic Surgery Associates (FPSA).

Together, Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Sean Delaney, are recognized as the Best of the Best Cosmetic Surgeons for their exceptional plastic surgery skills focusing solely on the neck and up. No other aesthetic surgeons in Houston deliver the level of quality care, non-surgical treatments and surgical procedures, with such compassion and award-winning technical skill. We consider our patients as part of our FPSA family. Our results show and we are proud of them.

Dr. Kridel has been named to prestigious Top Doctor lists locally, nationally and internationally. He has published over 200 scientific medical journal papers and textbook chapters on Rhinoplasty, Revision Rhinoplasty, Facelift, Browlift, Blepharoplasty and other facial rejuvenation procedures. He has pioneered surgical techniques that are taught in medical schools.

Cassle Connolly Top Doctor Award

Dr. Kridel has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor every year since 2011. Castle Connolly surveys thousands of physicians and healthcare professionals and asks them to identify the top doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation. Castle Connolly utilizes an extensive screening process to provide patients with excellent physician information.

Super Doctors Award

For more than 15 years, Dr. Kridel has also been designated a Super Doctor. Candidates are selected based upon surveys of physicians, a medical panel review and additional research analysis, with the goal of finding doctors who have acquired both a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Best of the Best Houston Award

Since the inception of the Houston Chronicle Best of the Best award, Dr. Russell Kridel and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates have been named BEST OF THE BEST COSMETIC SURGEON every year! We have also been named BEST OF THE BEST NON-SURGICAL PROCEDURES and BEST OF THE BEST BOTOX. Our patients like to share their appreciation of their fabulous results with others.

In addition to all these accolades, facial plastic surgery specialist, Russell Kridel, MD, has received honors and awards for surgical excellence, medical advancements, scientific achievements and patient care awards throughout his years in practice. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has awarded Dr. Kridel their highest honors for surgical excellence with the F. Mark Rafaty Award and the William K. Wright Award. You may also want to read more about Dr. Kridel and Dr. Delaney posted here on the site.


We treat patients like they are part of our own families. Whether you have non-surgical treatments or surgery, our patients are thrilled with their results and with their experience here are Facial Plastic Surgery Associates. Best Facial Plastic Surgeons in Houston just scratches the surface regarding the quality of care our patients receive from Dr. Russell Kridel and Dr. Sean Delaney.

"Exceeded expectations. Dr. Kridel is fantastic and the results of my rhinoplasty are even better than I anticipated. I appreciate that he took time with me during my two consultations, answered my many questions and addressed my concerns with patience. It is clear that he cares about his patients and wants what is best for them." – Rachel E.

"Excellent experience!! Such a great team. I always felt listened to and they had my best interest in mind. Amazing!" - Stephanie P.

"Great communication and attention to detail. From the consult to the post op appointments, I’ve been very pleased with the professionalism and bed-side manner. I Felt heard and fully informed throughout. Dr. Delaney is a perfectionist in the best ways possible." – M.C.

"Very happy with the service and the results. Dr. Delaney is very thorough and I am extremely pleased with the results. The after care has been superb."

"So pleased with my outcome. I was well informed about my surgery. I am glad I finally decided to do it after wanting to for so many years. It gave me the confidence I was hoping for." – C.P.