Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon
3901 Rainbow Blvd. , KU Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas 66160 US
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32 Year Old Female, Open Revision Rhinoplasty - Shawnee, KS

When I decided to have my primary rhinoplasty I was told that complications can occur during healing. I acknowledged this but didn’t think it would actually happen. Well, it did, and now I joke that, that is why you should never have surgery on Friday the 13th! My complication is minor and can be fixed. It was explained to me that a bone shifted during the first few days of healing c...

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32 Year Old Female, Primary Open Rhinoplasty - Shawnee, KS

Like most everyone seeking out Rhinoplasty, I too have hated my nose since I can remember a small boy pointing at me and saying, "you have a bird nose." It is the first thing I notice in pictures which is quite disappointing. I really do TRY to look past that and find value in whatever beautiful is happening in the whole picture. I really do think I am beautiful! My goal is to enhance...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Why Didn't I Do This Sooner? - Kansas City, KS

My face was moving south, with jowls forming next to my mouth, giving me a sad, tired appearance. On November 3 I had a lower facelift with Dr. Kriet. Thanks to him the surgery and recovery have been easy and nearly pain free with excellent results. No one would dream I had surgery just 13 days ago. The results are amazing, yet very subtle and natural. Last, but equally important, Dr....

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology, University of Washington
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health and Sciences University

Treatments offered at KU Facial Plastic Surgery

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Timing elective surgeries: ankle fusion and rhinoplasty? How long must I wait after ankle fusion?

Sorry to hear about your accident but glad things are moving forward! You really need to ask your ankle surgeon about timing but I don't see any... READ MORE

Did I do harm to my nose? I've had rhinoplasty 16 days ago.

It is unlikely that you harmed your nose with a q-tip. It is not uncommon to see a small amount of bloody drainage this far out from surgery. I would... READ MORE

Should I see an ENT or plastic surgeon?

Thanks for your question. You should chose a surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty. This is true regardless of the surgeon's background.... READ MORE

Thick skin = eternal troubles during cicatrization? (Photo)

Thanks for your question. Patients with thick skin heal slower than those with thinner skin. Swelling takes longer to resolve and the nasal definition... READ MORE

I have money for only one surgery now unfortunately and I am not sure if I should do the nose or the chin first? (photo)

You ask a very common question. The complete answer requires an in depth, in person consultation. Based on your pictures, however, I think you would... READ MORE

Nostril reshaping. Can an alar rim graft and an alar base reduction be done at the same time?

In answer to your question, both alar rim graft and alar base reduction can be performed during the same rhinoplasty. An alar rim graft can correct... READ MORE

I am 10 days post septorhinoplasty and can't open my mouth fully. How long until this resolves? (Photo)

It is very common for the upper lip to have decreased elevation with smiling after rhinoplasty. This is particularly true after working on the nasal... READ MORE

Can people with myopia have rhinoplasty? (Photo)

There are no contraindications to rhinoplasty based on the degree of nearsightedness. Changing the dorsal profile does not worsen myopia or change the... READ MORE

Damage done to nose by basketball after rhinoplasty?

Sorry to hear about your injury. It is possible for an impact to the nose to cause either a fracture (break) or shifting of the nasal septum.... READ MORE

More confused than ever about whether stitches should be dissolvable or permanent?

The choice of suture material for manipulating cartilage during a rhinoplasty is highly variable depending on the surgeon and the techniques being... READ MORE

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