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Dr. David Sherris

Facial Plastic Surgery
Buffalo, NY
34 years experience male

Locations

Office

Buffalo, NY

Address

1237 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Independent Health Association

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

I am a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. I practice facial plastic surgery and rhinology. I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University at Buffalo.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Doctor Q&A

780 Answers
222 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the appearance of your nose.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Should be okay: At 4 days the material should be fixed, but ask your surgeon first.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe: If the tickle is from allergies Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will improve it.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Consult: Consult a nutritionist and doctor first to make sure you get necessary vitamins and protein.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It's: It's good for your health, but stop it a week before surgery or injections, as it increases bruising.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Sinus problem: Could be a sinus infection or rhinitis. See an ENT doctor.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: The bridge of the nose is commonly narrowed during rhinoplasty. See a facial plastic surgeon to get a consultation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Septorhinoplasty is not usually very painful. It is usually more like a head cold with congestion and stuffiness for a while.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: If you are in good health there is no difference in risk in older people getting a nose job. That said, if you are over 60 the bones of the nose somet... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Blepharoplasty: Eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is cosmetic surgery on the upper or lower eyelid for wrinkles, fat pads or both.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Ask your surgeon. It depends on the type of other surgery and the extent of your rhinoplasty. It also depends on your general health.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Weeks to months: Usually breathing returns to normal or better within weeks to months, but complete healing takes a full year.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly: Making the nose smaller and putting in a chin implant works the best to improve the proportions of a weak chin and large nose.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
See your surgeon: You may have an infection so see your doctor immediately!
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Probably: You would have to get medical clearance from your doctor, but probably yes you can have surgery. Make sure to tell your surgeon.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Should not: If your glaucoma is controlled you should have no problem with lower facelift. Check with your eye doctor and get medical clearance from your internis... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Some: Usually cough medicine will help alleviate stuffy, runny nose, and aches depending on the medicine you use. They may also alleviate cough and post nas... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Ignore: Stretch after aerobic exercise to help avoid injuries.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not very: Pain is usually minimal for lower facelift and neck lift. That is because the surgery mainly moves around skin and soft tissue and is not invasive int... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Vision: If your vision is blocked by eyelid skin hanging in the way, or you get irritated upper lid skin an eye lift may be helpful and covered by insurance.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Your own tissue is reshaped to do a rhinoplasty. There is no plastic skin or tissue used.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Normal: Throbbing and achy pain are normal. Severe or stabbing pain are not. Yours sounds like normal discomfort after the surgery. Try keeping your head elev... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No: Typically dissolving sutures ate used inside the nose and will only pull out after they have already done their job. You should be fine.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
High: Revision rates for primary and revision rhinoplasty by experienced rhinoplasty surgeons are probably 2-3%. Yet, your expectations, your health, and th... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Secondary: It is a redo of a rhinoplasty to fix problems or to improve the results in appearance and/or function.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Penicillin allergy: Clindamycin is an excellent choice for bacterial tonsillitis in the penicillin allergic patient.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Difficult: If you are more than a couple days after injection then it is unlikely for the filler to become dislodged.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Spray: Saline nasal sprays can be squirted in the nose and gently sniffed in. Ask your surgeon if you can take antihistamine or decongestant pills as well.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: If your glaucoma is well controlled and your ophthalmologist clears you facelift should be safe, and not effect glaucoma.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Cosmetic: Cosmetic procedures are elective. If you are interested see a facial plastic surgeon.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Obstructed nose: Nasal valve collapse ca be caused by deviated septum or other anatomical problems with your nose. It is best treated with other procedures at the same... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: The two conditions are easily distinguished from each other by examination.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Cost depends on where you live and what needs to be done. Rhinoplasty recovery acutely takes one week you would need to rest. After that patints usual... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It's ok: The combination of those two procedures should be fine. Prophylactic antibiotics should be administered and the pain level should be tolerable.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: Most people take 1 week off work, and two weeks off strenuous activity. Nothing where you can be hit in the nose for 6 weeks. All swelling resolves by... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: It is possible if you have total nasal obstruction and only mouth breathe but it is not likely.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Low risks: Significant complications are uncommon from rhinoplasty. The most common is nausea from anesthesia and swallowed blood at surgery. Infection, redeviat... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Partially: The septoplasty is functional, while things done to change your appearance, like rhinoplasty are cosmetic. They are commonly done together.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Low risks: If you follow your surgeon's directions the risks are low. Yet, all surgery has risks and those of rhinoplasty include bleeding, infection, anesthesia... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Ask friends: Ask friends or your doctor for a referral. Make sure the surgeon is experienced in revision rhinoplasty. If all else fails check aafprs.Org on the sur... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Nose and chin: Rhinoplasty is a nasal reshaping while genioplasty is chin reshaping. They are commonly done together.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Variety: Usually a facial plastic surgeon, an ENT, or a plastic surgeon performs rhinoplasty.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time: It will take time. If it feels like there is fluid under it then see a doctor for possible needle drainage.
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A male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly: Deviated septum and nasal valve deformity are common problems that can contribute to nasal obstruction and sleep apnea. Ask your surgeon if you have t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Peripheral vision: Peripheral or upward vision can be effected by eyelids coming over the eyelashes! see a facial plastic surgeon, an ovule plastic surgeon or a general ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: Rhinoplasty and possible septoplasty can repair long standing problems with both the appearance and the function of your nose. Get a consult from a rh... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Temporary fix: I do not recommend thread lift for anyone as it is expensive, temporary and many times does not meet patient expectations. Wait until you need a mini ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Possible: You should speak with a surgeon to go over the risks and benefits to figure out if revision rhinoplasty would help.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: septoplasty involves incision in the mucus membrane inside your nose. I have never heard of a keloid forming in mucus membranes.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Varies: Radiesse, restylane, (dermal fillers) or juvederm are fillers commonly used in the nose. Understand none of them result in permanent corrections. Also... Read More
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Testimonials
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Sep 3, 2013
Would recommend him to my patients.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sherris is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you I've had him to docs today thy have said give it a few month no change will give him an inhaler needs to bring flem off his chest
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This was very helpful. Thanks! An old inquiry from my part. Have yet to make a decision. Dental implants come first and they are expensive!
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I just wish I could actually get in to better protect the country....I just really wish there was something I can do to get my hearing back

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Multiple education and research awards in his field
Top Doctor, Third Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Buffalo, NY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Rhinologic Society
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