Surgeons from around the world travel to Houston, Texas each year to visit internationally recognized Rhinoplasty specialist and expert, Dr. Russell Kridel. Recently, Dr. Aftab Ahmed from Manchester, England, came for several weeks to observe Dr. Kridel’s advanced facial plastic surgery techniques, including Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty, to enhance his own training and take back learning he can apply to his own patients. Dr. Kridel believes it is important to share his knowledge and advanced techniques with other surgeons so that patients from all around the globe can receive the highest level of care. He also believes the dialogue between experts helps stimulate new techniques, refinements and scientific breakthroughs that further benefits patients.
What does this mean for patients in Houston and other parts of Texas and the U.S. in selecting a facial plastic surgeon for their Rhinoplasty?
The fact that other surgeons travel at their own expense to learn from Dr. Kridel further validates his reputation as one of the best facial plastic surgeons and nasal surgery specialists in the world. In addition, Dr. Kridel is an invited guest lecturer every year to the most prestigious medical conferences by other facial plastic and general plastic surgeons. Thus, patients who select Dr. Kridel for their Rhinoplasty or Revision Rhinoplasty surgery can feel further validated that they have made the best selection for their care.
What is important about being asked to lecture at a medical conference as a Rhinoplasty Specialist and Expert?
Only the best and the brightest surgeons get invited to be a guest lecturer at the most prestigious aesthetic surgery conferences. These conferences are put on by professional medical societies, so they only select surgeons that are considered the experts in their field. To be considered an expert, a surgeon must publish scientific journal articles and textbook chapters that are reviewed by other surgeons first for accuracy and validity. In addition, a surgeon needs to have a proven surgical track record of success. Dr. Kridel is recognized as a premier expert in facial plastic surgery because he has published over 100 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters, pioneered numerous advanced surgical techniques now taught in medical schools, been given the highest awards for surgical skill by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery and named clinical professor of the year by the dean of the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, just to mention a few of his accomplishments.
Do visiting surgeons do any of the surgery on Dr. Kridel’s patients?
Absolutely not. Visiting surgeons come only to observe Dr. Kridel. They have their own patients and their own practices. Dr. Kridel does all of his own surgery.
--- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston
To make an appointment with Rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Kridel for a consultation, please call 713/526-5665.