Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
6655 Travis St., Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77030 US
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5 out of 5 stars Botox

OUTSTANDING rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Kridel is as good as it gets when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery. There are only a handful of true "masters" of the craft who are held in highest esteem by their peers (including myself) worldwide. You will not find a better surgeon anywhere.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I had an amazing experience

I had an open rhinoplasty done by Dr. Kridel and was extremely happy with the outcome. He was a tad more expensive than some of the other doctors I consulted with, however his years of experience and his knowledge made me know I was in great hands. I didn't want to penny pinch when it came to altering something smack in the middle of my face. I can honestly say that he was worth every penny...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Great Physcian, Oustanding Staff, Amazing Office - Houston, TX

Dr. Kridel is amazing and his staff is outstanding from the front office to patient coordinator. Never been to a doctors office like this one. THE BEST!

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Great for Rivision Rhinoplasty - Houston, TX

Doctor K is an excellent plastic surgeon. Doctor K staff and medical assistant are just as wonderful as he is. Everyone was kind and helpful before and after my surgery. I am so glad I went through with the surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

I Did Not my Nose Features and How I Looked in Pictures - Houston, TX

I was always insecure about my nose. I hated taking pictures because my nose would be the only thing I would notice. So after I graduated high school, I decided that I should get surgery. I'm so glad I found Dr. Kridel, him and his staff were always there for me. I highly, highly, highly recommend this doctor. The outcome was great. Better than what I expected. It was worth every penny.

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

Alway Wanted a Chin!!! Houston, TX

The entire staff was so supportive. Dr Kridel and Dr Watson both were so encouraging and supportive. Dr Kridel you can tell is a perfectionist and yet very easy to talk to. He explained that just getting a chin implant would not achieve the results I wanted so he also suggested a facelift. I am so happy with the results

50+ Female Ready for Revision Rhinoplasty - Houston, TX

I have started to work on my facial rejuvenation bucket list now that I am over 50 (by a few years). I have done botox and fillers, but no surgery. What was bothering me most was my nose. Had surgery many a moon ago and did not like the results. Didn't think it could be fixed, but finally decided to look into seeing if anyone could fix it. I went to 3 docs, 2 in Houston and 1 in Dallas...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Breathe Easier and Look Better - Houston, TX

Dr. Kridell is an excellent surgeon. My surgery took about 3 hours longer than they thought because of what he encountered when he opened up my nose. He spent the extra time needed with no additional fees. I am very happy with my results, The entire office was very professional and very helpful. I was hesistant to get revision rhinoplasty because I did not like the results of my surgery 25 years ago with a differnt Doctor. I talked to Dr. Kridel about my concerns and he assured me of what he could accomplish. Dr. Kridel did an excellent job and I strongly recommend him to everyone.

5 out of 5 stars Septoplasty

Septoplasty Revision/septal Perforation Repair - Houston, TX

This is a difficult, lengthy, specialized surgery with several followup visits of varying lengths for analysis of healing, removal of stitches, review of aftercare procedures etc. Thus the high cost of a highly-trained specialist; not only with ENT credentials, but also facial plastic surgery training. I cannot submit photos or videos easily as surgical procedure was 'way up' inside my nose -- which is also 'straighter':)

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great Physician - Houston, TX

The staff was very friendly. All my questions were answered and I am so pleased with the results. I will continue to go back.

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Personal Statement

As a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon for more than 25 years, Russell Kridel, M.D. understands that patients need individualized care based on their goals to achieve the most natural results.

Board Certifications

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

Awards & Recognition

“America’s Best Physicians”, National Consumer Advisory Board, 2017
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2011 - Present
“Texas Super Doctors”, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2005 - Present
“Houston’s Top Doctors”, H-Texas Magazine, 2006 - Present
AAFPRS “F. Mark Rafaty Award” for Surgical Excellence, 2010
AAFPRS “William K. Wright Award” for Excellence in Facial Plastic Surgery, 2002

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Kridel has hospital affiliations at The Methodist Hospital - TMC, Memorial Hermann Surgery Center - Kirby Glen, Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital - TMC.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Stanford University, 1970
    Medical: MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1975
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1981
    Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1980
    General Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, 1977

Treatments offered at Facial Plastic Surgery Associates

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How Long Do I Have to Wait Before Having my Second Laser Tattoo Removal?

Think of your tattoo as if it's a boulder under your skin. Your body can't absorb it because it's too big. The laser acts to break up the... READ MORE

Revision rhinoplasty Is this only swelling on the side? What can I do about the skin in between my nostrils? (Photo)

Even at 14 days post op where there is swelling, the discrepancy/step-off in the columellar incision seems significant enough that it will need... READ MORE

Possible To Narrow Nose After Spreader Graft Made It Too Wide?

The important question is why were spreader grafts placed? I f your septum is straight and your turbinates are not enlarged and there was a valve... READ MORE

Should I Have Revision Septoplasty to Remove Cartilage? Is This The Best Option?

The septum usually sits in a groove called the maxillary crest which is in the mid-line behind the columella (center post of the nose). Sometimes the... READ MORE

Do Osteotomies Narrow Your Bridge and is it Better to Have Them Done After Bridge Rasping?

The more you take down a hump on the nasal dorsum (bridge) by rasping or any other method, the wider the bridge will appear. Think of it as truncating... READ MORE

Possible to Slightly De-rotate a Tip with Fillers?

Fillers are just temporary fixes when injected in the nose; they fill in gaps but do not cause movement. They also complicate any revision surgery in... READ MORE

Is It Supposed to Look Like This ? Will my Bones Narrow or "Shrink" Eventually?

It is always difficult to asses a nose in the early post-operative period, especially when one does not know exactly what was done at the time of the... READ MORE

How Severe is Nostril Scarring After Revision Rhinoplasty?

Nostril size can be further reduced but you want to be conservative; once tissue has been removed, it cannot be placed back in. When too much skin has... READ MORE

Should I Proceed with Rhinoplasty with a Bacterial Infection on Face?

It is generally not wise to proceed with any elective cosmetic operation when a bacterial infection is present. You have one type of bacteria from the... READ MORE

Nasal Wing Reduction: Is it Possible?

Reducing fullness or "fleshy skin" of the nasal alar sidewall is actually a variation of alar base reduction. The incision that is made can... READ MORE

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