Dr. David Sherris

Facial Plastic Surgery
Buffalo, NY
35 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 member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose job: It is reshaping of the outside of the nose.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Variable: Injecting steroid directly into a polyp may shrink it but have been rarely associated with blindness. Systemic steroids and nasal steroid sprays are s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Genes: Polyps can run in families , but do not always!
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A member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Usually not: Usually they cause nasal congestion, and loss of sense of smell. Pain is unusual unless the obstruction causes an infection or triggers migraine heada... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Your specific anatomy, skin condition and health will effect your final outcome. Most people probably look 10 years younger. Loose but health skin res... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends on health: Facelift can be done at any age in an adult with excellent results. Yet, successful healing and results depend on the patient being in good health and... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
1 week: 1 week or the bones are set and a functional rhinoplasty may be necessary in a year.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not long: Facelift is just moving skin and soft tissue so the pain is not typically severe or long lasting. The face does feel numb for weeks to months as it is... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Mid face lift: An endoscopic mid face lift will move the lower cheek fat upward.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: It can cause bleeding.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
May decrease: Precancer skin lesions may be removed with a chemical peel so may decease your risk.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: If the child is emotionally and physically mature enough, and not participating in contact sports a rhinoplasty can be considered.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Minimize sun exposure by wearing protective clothing, use spf 30 or stronger sunscreen daily, and be aware of developing burns. Additionally, avoid sm... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
UsUally: But if you develop nosebleeds or crusting stop their use and see an ENT doctor.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Septal Deviation: The most common cause of one sided nasal obstruction is septal deviation, though sinus disorders and grows can also cause obstruction. Septal deviatio... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: They may shrink but they will not be cured.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Some patients get less invasive mini facelifts at a younger age to avoid ever seeming to age. Some women wait until aging is more pronounced to consid... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Septorhinoplasty is a very safe and common surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Ent doctors will typically address functional problems with breathing. Ent doctors with additional training in facial plastic surgery will address bo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Stay in US: Avoid costly complications and possible substandard care with overseas surgery. Look in smaller markets and you will find affordable surgery in the us... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, but you will not resolve a large bump by pressure!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Could be: Can be bacterial, viral or allergic. If it persists see an ent.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No: Rhinoplasty will not make you more susceptible to nose bleeds, and may diminish them if you also have a deviated septum repaired.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Probably: Deep plane facelift usually does a little better than traditional facelift for the cheek folds near the mouth. Both are excellent procedures. Ask your... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, rhinoplasty can be combined with blepharoplasty, facelift, endoscopic browlift, chin implant or any other cosmetic facial procedure. See your sur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Endoscopic browlift is an excellent technique and may well result in more natural appearing results than the older open techniques.
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A male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Should be ok: You want to get medical clearance by your doctor to make sure you can tolerate your surgery and get your blood pressure optimized. You have a higher r... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Major revision rhinoplasty tends to be more complicated than primary rhinoplasty, so it is usually more expensive. Also, many times grafts will have t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Revision ok: Revision rhinoplasty is ok if an experienced surgeon and you consider the benefits greater than the risks. It is commonly done for breathing problems ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Variety: Usually a facial plastic surgeon, an ENT, or a plastic surgeon performs rhinoplasty.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhytidectomy: A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgery that lifts facial skin and underlying soft tissue layers to smooth wrinkles and tighten facial skin sagging.... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Depending on the level of deformity, associated septal deformity and your health open or closed rhinoplasty may be indicated. More severe problems are... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Next day: If there were no complication the next day would be fine.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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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A member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not likely: Not likely but if you are concerned you could take a prophylactic antiviral medication around the surgery.
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Computer imaging: Computer imaging is offered by some rhinoplasty surgeons, and can give you an idea of what your nose should look like after surgery. It is not an exac... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Not a problem: The incision for open rhinoplasty is between the nostrils on the columella. The scar is inconspicuous and I have only had to revise two out of about 3... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: Ask your surgeon their opinion, as each case is different.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: A bump can recur after rhinoplasty. See your surgeon for possible revision.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Depends: As we do not usually take skin out in a rhinoplasty there is a limit to how small the nose can be made. See a rhinoplasty surgeon for an opinion.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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 male asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 35 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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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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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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