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

Univerity of Kansas
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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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Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeon Named a Best Doctor in Kansas City Business Journal

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Dr. J. David Kriet has been recognized as a “Best Doctor” by the Kansas City Business Journal for his excellence in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Kansas City, KS – Dr. J. David Kriet, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Kansas City, has been named a “Best Doctor” for the fourth year in a row by the Kansas City Business Journal and Best Doctors Inc. According to Best Doctors Inc., the list of outstanding doctors is designed to be an extensive resource for anyone looking for medical care around the United States. The list is regenerated biennially and added to Best Doctors Inc.’s database for an updated view of physicians who are considered the “best of the best.” The Kansas City Business Journal recognizes the select few doctors from the Kansas City area and features them in their yearly “Best Doctors” issue.

Dr. J. David Kriet is experienced in a number of procedures ranging from facelift surgery and brow lift, to eyelid surgery and revision rhinoplasty. He says he is honored to be included in the elite list, as it is a highly regarded resource only selecting about 5% of doctors in America.

In order for a doctor to qualify for the list, the following must apply to them:

  • Recommended by peers
  • Thoroughly trained and experienced
  • Leaders in their field
  • Affiliated with respected medical practices

Selection of the “Best Doctors” is done through an extensive research process. As noted in the practice’s recent blog post entitled, “Dr. J. David Kriet Named a ‘Best Doctor’ in the Kansas City Metro,” a doctor is considered for the list only upon being nominated by his peers already recognized as top doctors. These current “Best Doctors” were asked various questions, including “If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?” Nominated physicians are then scored through the Best Doctors Inc. software system – designed to remove any biases – and then added to a preliminary list. From this list, each nominated doctor’s certification, licensure, medical work and past disciplinary action are all reviewed. Finally, those who are considered the “best of the best” are added to The Best Doctors in America database from which the Kansas City Business Journal highlights local physicians.

For over 20 years, Dr. Kriet says people have turned to the list to find the most respected medical professionals. Since surveyed doctors are not paid for their participation, and Best Doctors Inc. is not compensated for its efforts, he notes that the list proves to be a trustworthy resource without any biases. Ultimately, the Kansas City facial plastic surgeon says he is thrilled to be part of the prestigious directory and looks forward to continuing to provide excellent patient care to the Kansas City area.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS

Dr. David Kriet is board certified facial plastic surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his Otolaryngology Residency at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Kriet is a leader in his field and stays involved within the medical community by participating in mission work, hosting wellness seminars and lecturing at acclaimed events. He is available for interview upon request.

New Responsive Mobile Site Launches for Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgery Practice

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Drs. J. David Kriet and Clinton D. Humphrey announce the launch of their new responsive mobile website designed to enhance user experience and improve doctor-patient communication.

Kansas City, KS — University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recently announced the launch of a new responsive mobile version of their practice’s website. The site differs from ordinary mobile websites due to the implementation of responsive technology. Drs. Clinton D. Humphrey and J. David Kriet, Kansas City facial plastic surgeons at KU, say their new mobile site will provide a comprehensive experience to users because it will automatically detect screen dimensions and adjust the site layout to display appropriately.

With this innovative technology, the same user experience is maintained regardless of screen size. This feature prevents distorted formatting, which can cause confusion for viewers. Drs. Kriet and Humphrey felt a move to this new user-friendly style was necessary in order to maintain a strong connection with their Kansas City facial plastic surgery patients.

Dr. Kriet expressed his enthusiasm for the move to a responsive site: “Prospective patients interested in a procedure such as rhinoplasty will now be able to access information no matter where they are, and get a better idea of what to expect prior to their consultation.”

Improving communication between the doctors and their patients is important, according to Dr. Humphrey, as both he and Dr. Kriet are educators and wish to further patient education. The responsive mobile site helps current patients to contact the practice while on-the-go, and provides detailed information to prospective patients. When viewed on a tablet or smartphone, the website will still allow viewers to access the same information available on the full site, with certain features optimized for mobile devices. Some of these features are:

  • “Before and after” photo gallery
  • Patient testimonials
  • Location information with maps
  • Virtual consultation with Drs. Kriet and Humphrey
  • Detailed patient information and education
  • One-touch call or e-mail

As facial plastic surgeons, Drs. Kriet and Humphrey specialize in procedures such as eyelid surgery, facelift, neck lift, nasal reconstruction, and rhinoplasty. These procedures are delicate and complex, and Dr. Kriet believes well-educated patients are crucial to a successful outcome. With the popularity of mobile technology, he feels more of his patients will continue to conduct their research online, so it seemed appropriate for them to respond with a website that reflects the need for instant access to information.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS

Dr. J. David Kriet is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, as well as an associate professor and Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology. Dr. Kriet is also dedicated to helping those in need through medical mission work locally and internationally. He is available for interview upon request.

About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Board-certified head and neck surgeon and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He is currently an assistant professor of facial plastic surgery at Kansas University Medical Center. Dr. Humphrey is available for interview upon request.

Kansas City Facial Plastic Surgeons Advise On Selecting a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Facial Plastic Surgeons in Kansas City on How to Select a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Facial Plastic Surgeons in Kansas City on How to Select a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Drs. David Kriet and Clinton Humphrey stress the importance of individualized care and attention from facial plastic surgeons throughout the rhinoplasty procedural process.

Kansas City, KS – At the University of Kansas Medical Center, Drs. J. David Kriet and Clinton D. Humphrey, each a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Kansas City, perform rhinoplasty as a staple of their practice. Rhinoplasty (or the reshaping of the nose) is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures. However, due to the fact that there can be wide variation in postoperative patient satisfaction, selecting an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon is imperative.

A significant portion of Drs. Kriet and Humphrey’s Kansas City facial plastic surgery practice is dedicated to the refinement, reconstruction, and repair of the nose. According to the Kansas City plastic surgeons, altering the shape and proportions of the nasal bridge or tip can dramatically change one’s entire facial aesthetic by balancing and harmonizing the features of the face.

Rhinoplasty procedures can also vary widely in type and complexity. Dr. Kriet explains, “A patient may breathe well but have a nasal hump that they want reduced. Another patient might have a crooked or collapsed nose with obstructive symptoms that will require more extensive reconstruction.”

The philosophy at KU Facial Plastic Surgery revolves around individual care for each patient. “Dr. Humphrey and I both embrace each opportunity to positively impact people’s lives,” says Dr. Kriet. “We hope this is evident to every new patient that comes into our office.”

According to Dr. Humphrey, one of the most important steps in performing nose sculpting surgery is developing a surgical plan in collaboration with the patient that is tailored to his or her specific goals and cosmetic desires. Keeping this in mind, Drs. Kriet and Humphrey believe it is important to educate patients about their expectations of the procedure in relation to their own anatomy.

Drs. Kriet and Humphrey note that while desired changes are often subtle, many of their Kansas City facial plastic surgery patients remark that their self-confidence and poise are dramatically improved after rhinoplasty surgery. Ultimately, the two surgeons believe that each nasal procedure they perform is distinctive, and say they work with a combination of scientific and artistic sensibilities to achieve the most effective results for their patients.

About J. David Kriet, MD, FACS

Dr. David Kriet earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has served as an associate professor and the Director of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Kansas Department of Otolaryngology since 1998. In addition, Dr. Kriet is a reviewer for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery medical journal. He is available for interview upon request.

About Clinton D. Humphrey, MD, FACS

Dr. Clinton Humphrey earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He went on to complete a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Humphrey currently serves as an assistant professor of facial plastic surgery at Kansas University Medical Center. In addition, he has co-authored articles concerning facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology for many leading medical publications. Dr. Humphrey is available for interview upon request.