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After many years of treating numerous Ethnic and African-American patients and conducting nasal bridge augmentation procedures, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj invented a special type of implant that improves both the function and the aesthetics of the patient's nose. The SLUPimplant™, unlike any of the other implants in use today, is not a preformed implant and is specially designed for Dr. Slupchynskyj's use in nasal bridge augmentation surgeries. While the primary application of the SLUPimplant™ is in nasal bridge augmentation for African-American and other Ethnic patients, it also has many other uses. Patients who require a higher degree of structure and volume in the nasal bridge area often do not have their needs met by either the transfer of cartilage from other areas or the insertion of a "one-size-fits-all" artificial implant. Dr. Slupchynskyj's SLUPimplant™ is custom made and sculpted to meet the desires of the individual patient, while maintaining the qualities uniquely attractive to their ethnicity. As seen from the survey results below, patients overwhelmingly agree that the SLUPimplant™ fills these needs. 

I am so thankful to have come across Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj of The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey. "Dr. S." (as I like to call him for obvious reasons, haha) is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, and it turns out he has an entire website dedicated to his work with African American patients: www.africanamericanrhinoplasty.com. I was immediately impressed with the wealth of information that he has on his site, including information about his practice, his stellar credentials, his surgical inventions (i.e., the SLUPimplant™) and scientific presentations, but most importantly, several before and after photos of African-American patients he has worked with in the past.

W.,

I was terrified of having surgery but after two consultations with Dr. S., my anxiety was alleviated, and this was my biggest hurdle. I was able to see what my results would be after surgery through "computer imaging". He spent as much time with me as needed and said I could come back as many times as I wanted before making a decision. That was refreshing. I asked to speak with at least 3 other patients of Dr. S. and did. They shared my initial fear and they helped me by explaining their experiences from a patient's point of view! Dr. S. specializes in this surgery versus surgeons who work on the entire body as well as face. That was important to me.

Q.,

The doctor is very approachable and personable and I felt that he is really listening to me. He made every effort to be easily accessible via email or phone. He also followed me every step of the process, not only during the surgery but also during the recovery period.

S. M.,

Double Board Certified with specialized training and loads of experience in Nose Surgery. I was able to see and discuss my results beforehand thru computer imaging so I felt very comfortable with what my result would be. Having consulted with other Drs. who did not have same training, imaging and were twice the surgical cost, I made my decision.

N. Y.,

Dr. S. is excellent. From the first visit to the follow-ups I always felt comfortable. Look great and feel great, have recommended him others. Really great bedside manner and I was not the best patient. Thanks Dr. S. I really appreciate your patience!!

P.,

I had a Rhinoplasty done by Dr. S. and he did exactly what I wanted, which was a custom bridge implant.

L. W.,

As a 74 year old African American woman, I was apprehensive regarding the SLUPlift™ Surgery. In the past, when I discussed plastic surgery with family and friends they spoke negatively about the surgery. Eventually I decided it was something I wanted to do for myself. I found Dr. Slupchynskyj while surfing the Internet and reviewing several of his before and after photos. After meeting the Dr. he assured me that I would be OK — and he was correct. After the surgery I did not have to take any pain medication and I was out shopping within 4 days. Thank you to Dr. Slupchynskyj for doing an excellent job. Will see you soon for additional surgery.

C. W.,
Worth It

I am a 27 year old, African-American female from the Midwest and I just recently had a Rhinoplasty procedure performed on February 9, 2012. I had known for a long time that I wanted to have the procedure done to correct a bump in the bridge of my nose, reduce the width of my nose, as well as to refine my down-turned nasal tip. This was an operation that I was not going to trust to just anybody, so I spent countless hours researching and looking for a surgeon who had significant experience working with African-American patients.

Because I live several hours from NYC, I could not easily go in for a face-to-face consultation with Dr. S. This was not a problem, as I was able to arrange a phone consultation. Prior to the phone consultation, I sent Dr. S. some head shots and explained my problem areas. He was able to computer-image the photos and provide me with an idea of what I could expect in terms of results. Additionally, during the phone consultation he addressed all of my concerns regarding the procedure, expected recovery time, etc. I probably had a list of 30 some odd questions, and he answered them all with patience and a level of knowledge/confidence that definitely helped to alleviate any apprehension I had up until that time.

Also, I think it's important to mention that Dr. Slupchynskyj has an excellent staff, and the patient-care coordinator that I worked with went above and beyond to ensure that I had a pleasant experience throughout the entire process. The surgery and recovery went as well as can be expected, and the results far exceeded my expectations! I was so ecstatic when the splint was removed to see how natural my new nose looked. It doesn't look like I had a "Nose Job". I have since returned home and to work and no one has noticed that I had anything done. The few friends that I did tell about the procedure have all commented about how lovely my nose looks now, but also agree that it looks so natural it would be hard to tell if they were otherwise unaware.

To make a long story short, I would enthusiastically recommend Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj to anyone, but more specifically, if you are African-American and looking for a highly qualified surgeon, he is your man! For me, it was important to find someone who was going to do it right the first time, because you always hear these horror stories about people needing Revision Rhinoplasty surgeries. It was well worth the effort to pursue a surgeon who may not have been the closest in proximity, but definitely delivered the results I was hoping to achieve. Dr. S. is the best!

W. M., New York, NY
 
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  • I am so thankful to have come across Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj of The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey. "Dr. S." (as I like to call him for obvious reasons, haha) is a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, and it turns out he has an entire website dedicated to his work with African American patients: www.africanamericanrhinoplasty.com. I was immediately impressed with the wealth of information that he has on his site, including information about his practice, his stellar credentials, his surgical inventions (i.e., the SLUPimpla...

  • I was terrified of having surgery but after two consultations with Dr. S., my anxiety was alleviated, and this was my biggest hurdle. I was able to see what my results would be after surgery through "computer imaging". He spent as much time with me as needed and said I could come back as many times as I wanted before making a decision. That was refreshing. I asked to speak with at least 3 other patients of Dr. S. and did. They shared my initial fear and they helped me by explaining their experiences from a patient's point of view! Dr. S. specia...

  • The doctor is very approachable and personable and I felt that he is really listening to me. He made every effort to be easily accessible via email or phone. He also followed me every step of the process, not only during the surgery but also during the recovery period.

  • Double Board Certified with specialized training and loads of experience in Nose Surgery. I was able to see and discuss my results beforehand thru computer imaging so I felt very comfortable with what my result would be. Having consulted with other Drs. who did not have same training, imaging and were twice the surgical cost, I made my decision.

  • Dr. S. is excellent. From the first visit to the follow-ups I always felt comfortable. Look great and feel great, have recommended him others. Really great bedside manner and I was not the best patient. Thanks Dr. S. I really appreciate your patience!!

  • I had a Rhinoplasty done by Dr. S. and he did exactly what I wanted, which was a custom bridge implant.

  • As a 74 year old African American woman, I was apprehensive regarding the SLUPlift™ Surgery. In the past, when I discussed plastic surgery with family and friends they spoke negatively about the surgery. Eventually I decided it was something I wanted to do for myself. I found Dr. Slupchynskyj while surfing the Internet and reviewing several of his before and after photos. After meeting the Dr. he assured me that I would be OK — and he was correct. After the surgery I did not have to take any pain medication and I was out shopping within 4 d...
  • Worth It
    I am a 27 year old, African-American female from the Midwest and I just recently had a Rhinoplasty procedure performed on February 9, 2012. I had known for a long time that I wanted to have the procedure done to correct a bump in the bridge of my nose, reduce the width of my nose, as well as to refine my down-turned nasal tip. This was an operation that I was not going to trust to just anybody, so I spent countless hours researching and looking for a surgeon who had significant experience working with African-American patients. Because I liv...
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