Planning for Rhinoplasty Surgery

By: Dr. Russell W. Kridel


Like snowflakes, no two noses are the same. Each of us has our own unique facial structure. However, some people do not like the appearance of their nose relative to their other features they were born with or they dislike the altered look due to a nasal injury. Fortunately, Rhinoplasty surgery, which is the cosmetic correction of the nose, can help patients address their aesthetic concerns. Often patients, who do not like their nose, see celebrity noses they like and come in with a photograph requesting a similar nose. Just as you might want to have a particular celebrity’s hair style, picking out a celebrity nose from a tabloid magazine may seem like a good way to start your rhinoplasty planning process. After all, it looks great on their face, so why not yours? While the appeal is understandable, the possibility isn’t as realistic.

You are your own celebrity!

Just because a photograph of any one celebrity nose might be easy to find, it does not make it a good choice for you. Rhinoplasty is not a one size fits all kind of surgery. Proportions and balance of your specific nose and facial structures must be considered. If you are not Kate Middleton, then Kate Middleton’s nose is not going to work well for you. To achieve the most natural looking nose that best complements your face, proportions and balance of your individual facial structure must be considered. If you’re really inspired by a certain nose, talk about what aspects are the most appealing to you with Dr. Russell Kridel. Often it is a feature of the celebrity nose, rather than the whole nose itself, that interests you. For example, you may like the rounded tip or smooth bridge. These changes can be made relative to your face. So in combination with other nasal changes that Dr. Kridel may recommend, you will achieve a beautiful nose that looks natural to you, as if you were born with it.

Selecting the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Houston

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most difficult surgeries of your face and neck. It is critical that you select a facial plastic surgeon that focuses on Rhinoplasty surgery. Houston Rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Russell Kridel is a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon and has published over 60 scientific journal articles and textbook chapters about Rhinoplasty (often commonly referred to as nose job) and Revision Rhinoplasty surgical techniques. He has also won the top awards for surgical excellence from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), as well as all of the Top Doc awards. Within the medical and patient community, he is often referred to as "THE Nose Doc," because of his recognized expertise and success in nasal surgery. No other facial plastic surgeon or general plastic surgeon in private practice in the Houston area has published so extensively nor performed as many successful rhinoplasty surgeries.

The Rhinoplasty Consultation

At FPSA, we believe you will experience the most thorough Rhinoplasty consultation of any other cosmetic surgeon in Houston. We take great pride in providing patients with the information and time they need for such an important decision. When you come in for a consultation, you will be with us for 2 to 2.5 hours. During that time, Dr. Kridel will do a thorough examination of your nose and you will also have a special Rhinometry test to evaluate your airflow function for breathing. If you are having trouble breathing, Dr. Kridel will help make sure that your nose looks fantastic and that you can breathe well once again. During your consultation we will also take photos and then through digital computer imaging and review with Dr. Kridel determine what you can expect from your Rhinoplasty surgery. You will also view an informative video about nasal surgery and be able to look at a very extensive library of before and after photos of other Rhinoplasty patients of Dr. Kridel’s that are not available online. Needless to say, if your nose is not becoming to you, you should be coming to Dr. Kridel.

--- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Houston

To make an appointment with Dr. Kridel for a Rhinoplasty consultation, please call 713/526-5665.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.