J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Univerity of Kansas
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeons Improve Nasal Aesthetics And Function With Rhinoplasty

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Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey specialize in facial plastic surgery and use rhinoplasty to ease breathing and improve the proportional balance of the face.

Kansas City, KS – The board-certified surgeons of the University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have spent their careers focusing on reshaping and reconstructing the delicate features of the face. In addition to offering a wide range of reconstructive procedures, Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey also perform cosmetic surgeries to address the aesthetic concerns of their patients. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose sculpting surgery, is a popular procedure for their Kansas City facial plastic surgery patients who wish to improve the harmony of their facial features and/or alleviate nasal breathing issues.

A recent blog post on the practice’s website – titled, Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty Surgery? – informs prospective rhinoplasty patients that there are actually two main focuses of the procedure, depending upon the needs of the patient. Most people know rhinoplasty can be used to address an aesthetic concern a person might have about the appearance of their nose; however, the blog entry also highlights that nose sculpting surgery can also be used to restore and/or improve functionality by correcting a birth defect or previous fracture. In addition, Drs. Kriet and Humphrey note that a secondary procedure known as revision rhinoplasty can be employed to fix problems that were not satisfactorily addressed by a previous rhinoplasty performed in the past.

According to a follow-up blog post titled, Rhinoplasty Surgery: An Overview, “Since choosing to undergo rhinoplasty surgery is a personal decision regarding such a delicate part of the face, [Drs. Kriet and Humphrey] spend time to get to know each patient and their unique cosmetic concerns during the consultation process.” Taking this extra time helps the Kansas City facial plastic surgeons better meet their patients’ aesthetic and functional expectations for rhinoplasty surgery.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
After earning his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Kriet continued his medical training at both the University of Washington and Oregon Health and Sciences University. He is a leader in the field of facial plastic surgery and exhibits his continued dedication to the medical community with lectures, peer education, and authoring articles for medical journals. In addition, Dr. Kriet participates in FACE TO FACE, an organization designed to help victims of domestic violence through complimentary surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS
After earning his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Dr. Humphrey received extensive surgical training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center. He continues to show his devotion to the medical field by delivering lectures and contributing his facial plastic surgery research to leading medical journals. In addition, Dr. Humphrey enjoys volunteering around the world, providing medical services to impoverished populations lacking access to proper care, including the people of Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Drs. Kriet and Humphrey, visit kufacialplasticsurgery.com.

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University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

KU MedWest
7405 Renner Rd.
Shawnee, KS 66217

(913) 871-9785

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Rhinoplasty Surgery: An Overview

rhinoplastyIn our previous blog post, we reviewed the two primary reasons our patients seek rhinoplasty surgery. In this follow-up post, we will walk you through the procedure and recovery process.

Since choosing to undergo rhinoplasty surgery is a personal decision regarding such a delicate part of the face, our experienced facial plastic surgeons spend time to get to know each patient and their unique concerns during the consultation process. This initial time spent before you even enter the operating room helps to ensure that you and Dr. J. David Kriet or Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey have the same expectations going into surgery.

During this outpatient surgery, our doctors will typically conceal all incisions on the inside of the nose or on the columella (the skin separating the nostrils). Once the incisions have been made, cartilage and bone will be sculpted into the proper position for ideal functional and aesthetic outcomes. After the procedure, a protective nose split is typically worn for about one week.

You will likely experience some minor bruising or swelling that will resolve over the course of one or two weeks following your rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty procedure. Typically, patients feel comfortable returning to work and their normal daily activities five to seven days after surgery. Our doctors recommend that you refrain from wearing eyeglasses or sunglasses on the bridge of your nose for four to six weeks during the healing process to maximize the aesthetic outcome, and they will demonstrate how to safely adjust the positioning of eyeglasses during this time of healing. Once healing is complete, in addition to enjoying their new look, many of our rhinoplasty patients also experience a boost in self-confidence as a result of their procedure.

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Who Can Benefit From Rhinoplasty Surgery?

rhinoplastyOur experienced facial plastic surgeons are well known for their rhinoplasty results and expertise. The goal of each rhinoplasty (sometimes referred to as a nose job) is to improve your facial harmony, taking into account your other unique features. By reshaping the nose, J. David Kriet, MD and Clinton D. Humphrey, MD can adjust the proportions (of the bridge, the nostrils, the tip of the nose, etc.) to provide a more aesthetic balance to the face.

While patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery for cosmetic purposes often experience a boost in self-confidence after the procedure, other patients opt for rhinoplasty surgery to address functional concerns. For patients who have difficulty breathing properly or suffer from obstructed air passages to the sinuses, rhinoplasty can restore lost function of the nose resulting from an injury (such as a nasal fracture) or a birth defect. Other patients may have received a previous unsatisfactory rhinoplasty surgery. For these patients, our facial plastic surgeons also specialize in revision rhinoplasty (otherwise known as secondary rhinoplasty) to restore lost function or address aesthetic concerns that were not resolved by the previous surgery.

Check our blog again soon for a follow-up post in which we will outline the details of the rhinoplasty procedure and recovery.

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Facial Plastic Surgeon in Kansas City Highlights Cosmetic Ear Surgery for All Ages

Dr. J. David Kriet of KU Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery describes how both children and adults with protruding ears may benefit from otoplasty (ear surgery).

Kansas City, KS — Otoplasty, also known as ear surgery, is a cosmetic procedure intended to reduce the appearance of prominent ears while helping enhance overall facial harmony, says Kansas City facial plastic surgeon J. David Kriet, MD. At KU Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – the practice of Dr. Kriet and his fellow surgeon, Dr. Clinton Humphrey – otoplasty is a popular procedure for patients of all ages who are bothered by protruding ears.

According to Who is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty? – a recent blog post authored by Dr. Kriet – “Many men often state they would prefer to wear a shorter hairstyle, and women typically would like to wear their hair pulled back, but neither do so because of their protruding ears. It is also quite common for parents to bring their child in for consultation and describe how he or she has been teased or bullied because of prominent ears.” For these patients, he goes on to say, natural-looking results achieved through otoplasty can often help dramatically boost levels of self-esteem.

In regard to how the otoplasty operation is performed at his practice, Dr. Kriet says, “The procedure is typically performed under sedation or general anesthesia, and it takes approximately one and a half to two hours to complete. An incision is hidden in the crease behind the ear, and then the cartilage folds are reshaped using a specialized suturing technique. Additional sutures may be placed to bring the ear in closer to the head. At the completion of the surgery, a head dressing is applied for 24 to 48 hours, and most patients report very little discomfort after the procedure.”

In the end, Dr. Kriet notes that otoplasty is a procedure for which he has seen the highest levels of satisfaction postoperatively, as well as the greatest improvements in self-esteem for patients of any age, particularly young children and adolescents.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS

After earning his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Kriet went on to complete an Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Diplomat and Senior Examiner of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kriet is also actively involved in medical mission work, including FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project.

About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

After graduating from the University of Missouri, Dr. Humphrey attended the University of Missouri School of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He went on to complete a Residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, as well as a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center. Along with being certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Humphrey is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the American Medical Association.

Drs. Kriet and Humphrey are both available for interview upon request.

For more information, visit kufacialplasticsurgery.com.

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University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 871-9785

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Who is a Good Candidate for Otoplasty?

shutterstock_44817214Many patients with prominent ears feel self-conscious and would like to make their ears less noticeable. Many men often state they would prefer to wear a shorter hairstyle, and women typically would like to wear their hair pulled back, but neither do so because of their protruding ears. It is also quite common for parents to bring their child in for consultation and describe how he or she has been teased or bullied because of prominent ears.

Otoplasty (ear surgery) is a procedure designed to reduce the prominence of the ears with natural-looking results so patients feel more self-confident about the way they look. Patients often first present during the grade school years, but I continue to see patients well into their 40’s and 50’s. As long as general health is good, there are few contraindications to otoplasty; however, it is important for patients to have realistic expectations in order to be considered an ideal candidate.

During the initial consultation, patients will have the opportunity to express their specific concerns. The anatomy of the external ear is then evaluated, and measurements of the ears are taken. Photographs are also obtained, and an operative plan will be formulated based on each patient’s unique needs.

Ultimately, otoplasty is one of the procedures after which patients – especially children – report great satisfaction and improvement in their self-esteem. Additionally, discomfort is generally minimal, and recovery time is often relatively quick.

- Dr. J. David Kriet, Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon Describes the Typical Facelift Patient

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Dr. J. David Kriet outlines common attributes of the average facelift patient and discusses the presurgical approach he and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey take at University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Kansas City, KS — According to the most recent statistics published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 10 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2012; a 3% increase from the previous year. With an interest in cosmetic enhancement still trending upward, Kansas City facial plastic surgeons J. David Kriet, MD and Clinton D. Humphrey, MD perform facelift surgery as one of the most popular procedures at University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In a recent blog post on their website titled, “Is Facelift Surgery Right for Me?”, Dr. Kriet discusses typical candidates for facelift surgery, as well as his approach to establishing expectations. According to the post, the following are some commonalities shared by his average facelift patients:

  • Healthy
  • Stable weight
  • Between 48 and 75 years of age
  • Presence of facial skin laxity
  • Appearance of stubborn fatty deposits around the face and neck

The Kansas City facial plastic surgeon says many of his patients begin considering facial rejuvenation in their mid-40’s but typically only pursue non-surgical treatment options like BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers at that time. However, once those same patients reach their late 40’s to early 50’s, he notes that they often transition into considering surgical options such as the facelift. Furthermore, he adds that many patients opt to maximize the results of their facelift by combining both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

When asked about his approach to helping patients determine realistic goals and expectations for their facelift surgery, Dr. Kriet answers:

“During the initial consultation, a conversation regarding goals and expectations takes place. In most cases, we come to a mutual agreement with the patient on the treatment plan at this initial visit. We will then often have one or two additional consultations to confirm expectations and answer any questions the patient may have. Our goal is for every patient to feel like their needs have been met with our care.”

Dr. Kriet also states, “Every patient is unique, and the facelift is modified accordingly for skin thickness, the presence of neck bands, fat accumulations, hairline position, chin position, and jawline.” Ultimately, he urges anyone interested in the procedure to seek a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in order to help ensure the utmost degrees of safety and efficacy are achieved.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS
Dr. Kriet earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and later continued his medical training at both the University of Washington and the Oregon Health and Sciences University. A leader in his field, Dr. Kriet remains dedicated to the medical community through lecturing, educating other surgeons, and contributing articles to prestigious medical journals. He also participates in FACE TO FACE, an organization designed to help victims of domestic violence through complementary surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS
Dr. Humphrey earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and received extensive surgical training from the University of Kansas Medical Center and the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Humphrey remains devoted to the medical field by lecturing nationally and contributing his research on facial plastic surgery to leading medical journals. He also enjoys volunteering around the world – he provides medical care to impoverished populations lacking access to proper medical care, including the people of Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Drs. Kriet and Humphrey, visit kufacialplasticsurgery.com.

Contact:

University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
KU Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 871-9785

Rosemont Media
tom@rosemontmedia.com
858-200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

Is Facelift Surgery Right for Me?

Due to its prominent exposure, the face is usually the first part of the body to show signs of aging. Some people choose to receive facelift surgery to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, but with a number of other non-surgical facial rejuvenation options available, others can be a little more hesitant to move forward with the facelift procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. J. David Kriet, recently sat down with us to answer some questions that may be able help you determine if facelift surgery is a good option for your cosmetic goals.

Question: What is the average age range of your facelift patients?

Dr. Kriet: On average, our patients range from ages 48 to 75.

Q: Who makes an ideal candidate for facelift surgery?

DK: The ideal patient should be generally healthy and at a stable weight.

Q: Typically, in your experience, is there a specific age you’ve observed when patients considering facial rejuvenation change their thinking from non-surgical to surgical?

DK: It is very common for patients in their mid-40’s to discuss rejuvenation options, and they may choose office-based treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and dermal fillers. These same patients frequently decide to proceed with facelift surgery in their late 40’s to early 50’s.

Q: Minimally invasive procedures can also be used to correct deep folds, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. How do you determine whether a surgical or non-surgical method is needed?

DK: Minimally invasive procedures definitely play a role in facial rejuvenation and are sometimes used in conjunction with surgical treatments. Laxity of the facial skin or stubborn fatty deposits are two of the primary determinants that suggest surgical intervention may be needed.

Q: When a patient is interested in facial rejuvenation, how do you determine the appropriate procedure? Generally speaking, do you often combine procedures?

DK: A complete evaluation of the patient and a thorough discussion about their wishes leads to the formulation of a surgical treatment plan. Many patients choose to combine rejuvenation of the upper face (browlift and eyelid surgery) with the lower facelift procedure. Other patients prefer to take a step-wise approach. We work with each patient to help them achieve the results they desire.

Q: What is your approach to establishing expectations and goals with a facelift patient?

DK: During the initial consultation, a conversation regarding goals and expectations takes place. In most cases, we come to a mutual agreement with the patient on the treatment plan at this initial visit. We will then often have one or two additional consultations to confirm expectations and answer any questions the patient may have. Our goal is for every patient to feel like their needs have been met with our care.

Q: You mention that every aspect of a patient’s face is assessed. How do qualities such as a patient’s skin texture, bone structure, and muscle tone affect the facelift procedure?

DK: Every patient is unique, and the facelift is modified accordingly for skin thickness, the presence of neck bands, fat accumulations, hairline position, chin position, and jawline.

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Dr. Kriet recommends anyone considering a facelift to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you have any questions about facelift surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your facial rejuvenation options, please contact our office today.

Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeons Help Enhance Medical Care Abroad

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Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey of KU Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery travel to Austria and Guatemala to help improve medical care internationally.

Kansas City, KS — Facial plastic surgeons J. David Kriet, MD and Clinton D. Humphrey, MD of University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have recently extended their medical care and expertise outside the United States. Through separate efforts to enhance the level of facial plastic and reconstructive care received worldwide, Dr. Kriet served as a guest international faculty member for a facial surgery course in Vienna, Austria and Dr. Humphrey is presently volunteering his services on a medical mission trip to Antigua, Guatemala.

According to their practice’s blog post entitled, “Dr. Kriet Serves on Faculty at International Facial Surgery Course,” Dr. Kriet was invited overseas to the 4th AOCMF Operative Techniques in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Course where he led a practical session on rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. During his session, he instructed participants on the intricacies of the aforementioned surgical procedures and demonstrated open rhinoplasty, upper eyelid surgery, and lower eyelid surgery on a frozen human specimen to provide hands-on training. Due to the variance in rhinoplasty experience among his session participants, Dr. Kriet focused a majority of his efforts on reviewing essential nasal anatomy and passing along helpful tips he has attained through first-hand experience with complex rhinoplasty cases.

In another recent blog post, Dr. Humphrey’s pursuit to raise the level of care patients receive around the world is highlighted. According to “Dr. Humphrey Performs Revision Rhinoplasty in Guatemala,” the Kansas City facial plastic surgeon is currently serving on a Medical Missions Foundation (MMF) trip dedicated to providing both clinical and surgical care to those in need. Early into the trip, Dr. Humphrey was presented with the case of a young man seeking help after previously receiving an unsuccessful rhinoplasty procedure. Utilizing cartilage taken from the boys ear, Dr. Humphrey performed a revision rhinoplasty procedure and was successfully able to reconstruct the boy’s nose.

Whether it be instructing other surgeons on the latest techniques available or actually performing procedures for those in need, the two surgeons say their ongoing goal is to do their part to help provide an opportunity for patients around the world to receive the medical care and attention they deserve. Regarding plans outside their current and most recent work abroad, Dr. Kriet notes that he and Dr. Humphrey continue to pursue every opportunity to strengthen their expertise, as well as that of other surgeons both nationally and internationally.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS

Dr. J. David Kriet earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his Residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a Diplomat and Senior Examiner of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, as well as a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Kriet is available for interview upon request.

About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and completed his Residency in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and he is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Humphrey is available for interview upon request.

Dr. Kriet Serves on Faculty at International Facial Surgery Course

Faculty pictured from left to right: J David Kriet, USA; Christos Perisanidis, Vienna, Austria; Risto Kontio, Helsinki, Finland; Nikolaos Papadogeorgakis, Athens, Greece; Julio Acero, Madrid, Spain; Paul Pöschl, Vienna, Austria.

Faculty pictured from left to right: J David Kriet, USA; Christos Perisanidis, Vienna, Austria; Risto Kontio, Helsinki, Finland; Nikolaos Papadogeorgakis, Athens, Greece; Julio Acero, Madrid, Spain; Paul Pöschl, Vienna, Austria.

For facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, continuing one’s education on a regular basis is imperative to consistently providing patients with the highest level of care available. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and leader in his field, Dr. J. David Kriet is dedicated not only to continuing his own education, but also helping others further theirs. In his most recent effort, Dr. Kriet traveled to Vienna, Austria where he served as a guest international faculty member at the 4th AOCMF Operative Techniques in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Course. This was his second opportunity to visit Vienna for the course chaired by Christos Perisanidis, MD, DMD of Medical University of Vienna, and participants traveled from all around the world to attend.

According to AOCMF, the intensive course was designed to instruct surgeons on all essential operative procedures in oral and maxillofacial surgery while providing the opportunity for participants to perform particular procedures under the guidance of experts. Over the duration of three days, a total of eight practical sessions covering a variety of facial surgeries were led by local and international faculty members. Each session included a step-by-step introduction succeeded by an on-site demonstration and hands-on training using frozen human cadavers.

Dr. Kriet explains how he approaches various rhinoplasty challenges to the course participants.

Dr. Kriet explains how he approaches various rhinoplasty challenges to the course participants.

As a result of his extensive experience in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kriet was specifically invited to lead a session on rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty during which he instructed and performed open rhinoplasty, upper blepharoplasty, and lower blepharoplasty procedures. Since all participants had expertise in maxillofacial surgery but varied in their rhinoplasty experiences, Dr. Kriet most notably reviewed key nasal anatomy essential for performing rhinoplasty with consistent outcomes and shared personal tips he has found useful when performing this intricate procedure.

In reflection of his overall experience, Dr. Kriet highlights: “Vienna has such a rich history in the understanding of human anatomy, and it was an honor to participate in this state-of-the art educational event. Having the opportunity to share my knowledge and simultaneously learn from my colleagues and course participants in such a wonderful city and facility was fantastic. I was able to catch up with old friends from around the world and make many new friends. This was certainly a high point of my recent educational travels.”

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Dr. Humphrey Performs Revision Rhinoplasty in Guatemala

Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey is currently volunteering on a medical mission trip in Antigua, Guatemala. Organized by the Medical Missions Foundation (MMF), this trip is one of several international missions dedicated to providing clinical and surgical care to patients in impoverished countries who would otherwise not be able to receive the medical attention they need.

According to MMF’s blog, “Day 5” of the trip was a particularly eventful and gratifying day for our own Dr. Humphrey. That day, an 18 year-old boy entered the Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro – the hospital and church at which Dr. Humphrey is operating – seeking help. It was apparent from the warped rib graft sticking through his nose that the young man had previously undergone an unsuccessful rhinoplasty surgery. After learning how embarrassed the boy was about his appearance, Dr. Humphrey was called upon to perform a revision rhinoplasty procedure in order to reconstruct his nose. Using cartilage from the young man’s ear, Dr. Humphrey was able to reconfigure the previous rib graft and successfully complete the surgery without any complications.

When the boy eventually awoke in postoperative care, a relentless stream of joyful tears limited him to three emotional words: “I’m so happy.” Upon witnessing the impact the surgery had already made on the young man’s life, Dr. Humphrey and his fellow team members became overjoyed in the heartfelt moment.

To keep track of the work Dr. Humphrey and his medical teammates are doing in Guatemala, check out the MMF blog.