Vancouver Facial Plastic Surgeon
777 West Broadway, #802
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 4J7 CA
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Head, Neck & Facial

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kibblewhite has hospital affiliations at Vancouver General Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: MD, University of British Columbia
    Medical: MD, University of British Columbia
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, McGill University
    General Surgery, Dalhousie University
    Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia
    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Washington with Dr. Wayne Larrabee
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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What Can Be Done for a Collapsing Nose?

The is a muscle in the side wall of your nose (dilator naris) that stiffens the side wall when you breathe in. It is likely to be not working because... READ MORE

Can a deviated septum in my right nostril cause my entire nose to lean the opposite way?

Absolutely! You are describing a classic development problem. The tip of the septum is in the left nostril, the rest of the septum crosses into the... READ MORE

Can this rhinoplasty be reversed? (Photo)

An over narrow nose can be widened with spreader grafts. An upturned nose can be turned back down with septal extender grafts. However, you cannot... READ MORE

Ear Cartilage or Rib Graft for Rhinoplasty?

Non-biologic implants like silicone will get infected 3 - 5% of the time. However they will maintain their shape. Cartilage implants are much less... READ MORE

Why Are There So Many Revisions Needed After Rhinoplasties?

Good question. Redo rates for rhinoplasty are at least 10% for even the most experienced surgeons. The rates are higher in less experienced surgeons,... READ MORE

When are external incisions needed for a Septoplasty?

The majority of septoplasties can be done with incisions hidden inside the nose. Certain types of crooked septums, particularly those where the... READ MORE

Cartilage Strength After Septorhinoplasty?

Generally speaking the cartilage in your nose is as strong as it was before your operation. There are a couple of good studies demonstrating this. It... READ MORE

The bridge of my nose is uneven and wide. Would Rhinoplasty be especially difficult for my nose? (photos)

Given the photos provided, you appear to have a bit of a dropped tip and dorsal bump. I cannot see, in the photos provided, the other details that you... READ MORE

Tip wide and swollen even after steroid injection. (2 months post-rhinoplasty). What to do? (photo)

Rhinoplasties take at least a year for the swelling to settle, particularly tip swelling with an open approach.It is too early to panic. Continue... READ MORE

Is my nose damaged or fractured ? (Photo)

Basically you ice the nose in the first 24-48 hours, and then let the initial swelling settle, which will take about 5 days. If your nose is clearly... READ MORE

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