“The finest nose maker in the history of medicine” - Dr. Burt Brent, World Renowned Ear Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon

"You are a true artist and a Godsend to these patients!!!” - Edward H. Yob, MD Past President, The American Society of Moh's Surgery"

Two-time winner of the James Barrett Brown prize

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Visiting Professor for the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery

Past President of The Rhinoplasty Society

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Call: 520-881-4525

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I am deeply grateful and ever so appreciative of your truly welcome and much needed help! Your surgery results are nothing short of awesome! Thoughtfulness like yours indeed takes a special caring. Again, ‘Thanks a Million’ for everything!!
- P.B.S., Revision Rhinoplasty

I wonder how you create a living thing with your hands. How do you build something out of nothing? The thought of the task baffles me, but to my father, it is mundane.
- Katharine Searcy Menick click here for the rest of her perspective

I wanted to take a minute of your precious time to thank you and to let you know the true meaning of what you have restored in her. Yours is a truly special gift and the confidence in which you handled her case allowed her to focus on healing, not worrying!
- V.B., patient’s daughter Nasal Reconstruction

I feel great every time I look into the mirror. Thank you for that gift.
- C.G., Nasal Reconstruction

Needless to say, I am overjoyed at the acquisition of my new nose - something I never imagined I would need - turned out so splendidly. It is a wonderful gift that you bring the world with your expertise, your care, and your artistry. It replaces despair with hope and, indeed verges on the miraculous. My deepest thanks.
- D.L., Nasal Reconstruction - click here for case details

I think of you every time I look in the mirror and know how blessed I am to have you as my doctor – the genius….. Everyone tells me how beautiful I look and they are amazed at your ability. Thank you for making a nightmare experience quite pleasant and even fun at times…. We have so much to thank you for. You were beyond considerate and we are beyond grateful… I get compliments almost every day on my beautiful nose.
-J.D. Nasal Reconstruction - click here for case details

You are really a miracle worker! My nose is healing rapidly and I feel normal again - a delicious feeling.
- P.F., Nasal Reconstruction - click here for case details

I am so happy for getting the surgery. The surgery has changed the outlook I have about myself and my self-confidence. So thanks again because how can I repay someone who has changed my life.
- T.P., Revision Rhinoplasty after Congenital Nasal Hemangioma

You truly gave me a new lease on life, as the saying goes. My nose is absolutely beautiful; I still get compliments on it!
- D.W., Nasal Reconstruction/Revision

Thank you so much for taking such great care of our son. We couldn’t have made it through all this without your kindness and compassion.
- B. and G. S., Nasal Reconstruction for their child

Words will never be enough to express our gratitude for the work you have done with our daughter. You have made her a whole person again. From the first day we met you, we had unending hope for her. You plainly said you could fix her when everyone else warned us not to expect much.
- Mother of K.B. Facial Reconstruction - click here for case details

I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a magnificent doctor and artist you are! My two surgeries a few months ago - nose repair and facelift - changed my life. Everyone remarks how beautiful the work is. I feel I have lived on both sides of appearance; that is, going from droopy and haggard to looking vibrant and pleasing.
- J.T., Facelift and Rhinoplasty - click here for case details

There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't Thank God for sending me your way. My nose is beautiful.
- K.D.

Magician performs excision: arm scar disappears!
- 6 word memoir dedicated to Dr. Menick by M.F. - click here for case details

We are back home...The result is fantastic and completely in line with the vision I had in mind. Thank you for understanding and making that vision a reality. The vastly significant improvement to my breathing will certainly enhance my overall health and quality of life as well. I have the best of both worlds in aesthetics and function. I am beyond happy and satisfied. Your staff is attentive, warm and caring.
- A.C., Revision Rhinoplasty

You restored my nose and therefore my face. You gave me back my identity, and allowed me for the first time in 26 years, to feel physically whole again. I could only begin to imagine how rewarding it must be to change and restore peoples' lives, getting back confidence, changing their outlook on life and making them ready to embrace life again as it was. Because of your surgical skills and the changes you made externally, I am feeling stronger internally...
- A.C., Revision Rhinoplasty

Thank you for giving me my identity back. While I could have lived with the scars from the dogbite, my psyche feels better knowing that I present the best face I can- with your help. Thanks for sharing the benefits of your skills with me. I am honored.
- M.T., Facial and Nasal Trauma after previous failed repair

I am thankful every day for what the Doctor was able to do for my daughter.
- D.L., Father of Nasal Trauma patient after previous failed repair

I hope you know deep in your heart how thankful I am for your skills. Let's call it a higher power that we met. I have no clue why things happen. However, I do know that our meeting each other and your willingness to come to my rescue was evident from the start. I just wanted you to know I was treated with great respect and care (kindness) which has continued to this day. I truly am a better man for having known you mentally and physically. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much...
- D.G., Facial and Nasal burn

I don't get on your side of town during working hours very often. I think in another month or so I will be over there and would just like to stop in real quick to shake your hand and thank you for my beautiful nose! Everything is going great. It gets better all the time.
- A.C., Nasal Reconstruction

Thank you very much for being brilliant, talented, and fun to be with. It was an amazing journey and the confidence Harper and I have in your skills made it easy to keep the Faith. We will never believe that we have said "Thank You" enough. God richly blessed our package of three, and it is important to include the hundreds of people that joined us in the long process. The kindness and helpfulness of Rachel and Tina your office staff.
- J.D., Nasal Reconstruction

I have been thinking of you and wondering how you are. My son will turn 18 soon and he is doing very well. His surgery all started with you and now he is almost grown! He wears a BAHA, a bone conducting hearing aid. I just want to say thank you for your very tender care of my son. His mom passed away nearly 4 years ago and I know she would join me in extending this thank you! You are a pretty decent ear maker too, and I would be willing to tell Dr. Brent!
- R.S., Father of Ear Reconstruction patient

I wanted to tell you how thankful I am that you worked on me today. I think it looks terrific! Your work must be so rewarding. You are life changing to so many. Thank you!
- K.D., Nasal Reconstruction

I just want to tell you and everyone else at the office, THANK YOU! You helped make my dreams come true with your patience and superb hospitality. I will be sure to tell all my friends how terrific this experience was for me. Thank you again very much!
- D.G., Rhinoplasty

I am deeply grateful and ever so appreciative of your truly welcome and much needed help! Your surgery results are nothing short of awesome! Thoughtfulness like yours indeed takes a special caring. Again, "Thanks a Million" for everything!!
- P.S., Revision Rhinoplasty

I wanted to thank you again for the great work that you did on my nose. My wife and I are very pleased. You are truly gifted. God bless.
- K.V., Nasal Reconstruction

Thank you for making a beautiful nose. I’ve always wanted a “normal” looking nose and without you I wouldn’t have had this life altering opportunity. You amaze me.
- L.S., Congenital Nasal Deformity Reconstruction

My nose is healing very well and it looks great. I must admit that I am really loving my new nose! Thank you very much Dr. Menick.
- C.M., Rhinoplasty

Your work is beautiful and so reminiscent of the Wabi Sabi concept but did you know that this advanced aesthetic concept is also a perspective and philosophy of life? Thanks for changing my life. I feel so vibrant and alive as a result of your work.
- A.C., Revision Rhinoplasty

Some gifts you hold in your hand: Some you hold in your heart. We are so grateful for the blessing of you! My family and I want to extend a sincere thank you for giving me my life back. You are a special man: Your heart heals us and your hands make us beautiful again. Dr. Menick, you create gifts like no other. No words could ever express the thankfulness I feel for you, your office staff and your hospital team...
- C.J., Nasal Reconstruction after Dogbite

Everything is going great and I have significant feeling in the nose. Once in a while certain vibrations (like singing) cause a most intense tickling/itching sensation. It’s kind of weird and exciting all at the same time. It gets better all the time. Thank you so much.
- A.C., Nasal Reconstruction

I am writing just to let you know that I am very happy with my nose now. It really changed my life a lot, now I can take lots of pictures of my face (it doesn’t matter if the light is in my face), it always looks great and I am very confident meeting people, I don’t have to hide anymore. I had some concerns about the high bridge but after 2 months I started being 100% happy. All the rib pain in the end was worth it. Thanks a lot for what you have done for me and I hope you will make many other patients happy.
- R.F., Revision Rhinoplasty

Lecture Schedule

Dr. Menick is a frequently invited guest speaker on nasal and facial reconstruction, rhinoplasty, and other facial topics at annual medical society meetings, symposiums, and training programs around the world. He lectures to plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, oculoplastic surgeons, Mohs’ surgeons, and dermatologists.


April 2019

  • University of Prague
    Prague, Czech Republic (April 26)

May 2019

  • Shiraz Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery Course
    Shiraz, Iran (May 1 – 3)
  • Facial Aesthetic / Oculoplastic Surgery & Rhinoplasty
    Face Eyes Nose – A Fresh Cadaver Dissection and Lecture course
    University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
    Coventry, United Kingdom (May 10 – 14)
  • 30th European Association of Plastic Surgeon (EURAPS) Annual Meeting
    Helsinki, Finland (May 23 – 25)


February 2018

  • XLIX Annual Meeting of the Mexican Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Monterrey, Mexico (February 27 – March 3)

March 2018

  • European Rhinoplasty Course
    Brussels, Belgium (March 7 – 9)

April 2018

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons 97th (AAPS) Annual Meeting
    Seattle, Washington (April 7 – 10)

June 2018

  • University of Manitoba, Annual Resident Research Day
    Winnipeg, Canada (June 4 – 6)
  • Mayo Clinic, Visiting Professorship as the 42nd John B. Erich Visiting Professor
    Rochester, Minnesota (June 6 – 8)

August 2018

  • New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated Annual General Meeting
    Auckland, New Zealand (August 8 – 11)

October 2018

  • Chang Gung Forum
    Taoyuan City, Taiwan (October 1 – 3)
  • 12th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery
    Dallas, Texas (October 15 – 18)

November 2018

  • I Simposio Internacional de Cirugia Estetica de Cara y Mama
    Buenos Aires, Argentina (November 9)



October 2017

  • Athens Rhinoplasty Course
    Athens, Greece

    • “Principles and Planning for Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Intranasal Lining Loss”
  • Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
    Athens, Greece

    • “Principles and Planning for Nasal and Facial Reconstruction”
    • “Salvaging Complications in Rhinoplasty”
    • “The Repair of Complex Large Deep Nasal Defects”
  • American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS) Annual Meeting
    Phoenix, Arizona

    • “Modern Nasal Reconstruction of Complex Defects”
  • Barwick Visiting Professor at Duke University
    Durham, North Carolina

    • Multiple presentations and surgical grand rounds

November 2017

  • Jose Guerrosantos 44th Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    • “Principles and Planning in Facial and Nasal Surgery”
    • “Modern Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Intranasal Lining Loss and the Cocaine Deformity”
    • “Revision of the Failed or Imperfect Nasal Reconstruction”


February 2016

  • Invited speaker, 20th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons – Melbourne, Australia
    • “A Morning with Fred Menick on Nasal Reconstruction”


November 2015

  • Invited speaker, 52nd Brazilian Congress of Plastic Surgery – Belo Horizontale, Brazil
    • “Modern Nasal Reconstruction” instructional course

October 2015

  • Instructional course invited speaker, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting
    • “The Repair of Facial Mohs Defects”
    • “Aesthetic Reconstruction of Nasal Defects”


October 2014

  • International invited speaker, Eighth International Congress of Advanced Rhinoplasty, Iranian Plastic Surgery Society – Tehran, Iran
  • Instructional course invited speaker, American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual meeting
    • “An Approach to the Repair of Complex Nasal Defects”

May 2014

  • Invited Speaker, American Society of Mohs Surgery – Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Invited Speaker, 11th International Symposium of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Meeting – New York City, New York


January 2013

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, University of California, San Diego Plastic Surgery Department – San Diego, California
    • “Rebuilding the Nose – Principles and Planning, and Technique for Restoring the Normal”
    • Resident conference

March 2013

  • 35th Invited Andrew M. Moore Senior Visiting Professor Lectureship – Lexington, Kentucky
    • Multiple lectures to the division of plastic surgery and the annual Andrew Moore lecture at University of Kentucky

May 2013

  • Co-chairman, AO Symposium Facial Reconstruction and Transplantation – Baltimore, Maryland
    • “The Role of Facial Transplantation.” Panel Discussant
    • “Complications and Salvage of the Failed Nasal and Facial Reconstruction”
    • “How to Achieve Excellent Results in Facial Reconstruction: My Long-Term Experience.”
    • Panel moderator–”Facial Reconstruction”

May 2013

  • Invited speaker, Turkish Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Istanbul, Turkey
    • “Principles and Planning of Nasal and Facial Reconstructions”
    • “Revision and Redoing Less Than Satisfactory or Failed Nasal Reconstructions”
    • “Salvaging Complications in Facial and Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Repair of a Full-Thickness Nasal Defect with a Folded Forehead Flap
    • Rhinoplasty Symposium

June 2013

  • Invited all-day lecturer, The Face Centre at the Poole Hospital National Health Service – Poole, England

June 2013

  • Invited professor, University of South Hampton School of Medicine – United Kingdom
    • “Nasal and Periorbital Reconstruction Using Fresh Cadaver Dissection”

October 2013

  • Invited Professor, French Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Head and Neck Surgery – Paris, France

October 2013

  • Invited Professor, Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of South Africa – Durban, South Africa


February 2012

  • Invited speaker,  Morrocan Society of Plastic Surgery, University of Casablanca – Casablanca, Morocco
    • “Reconstruction of Difficult Nasal Defect”

April 2012

  • Invited speaker, Annual Congress of the Argentinian Society of Plastic Surgeons – Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Instructional course on the “Principles and Planning of Facial and Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Reconstruction of the Nose with a Forehead Flap”
    • “Reconstruction of the Nose with Microvascular Flaps”
    • “Salvage of Complications and Revision of the Imperfect Result”
    • “An Approach to the Cocaine Defect”
    • “Overcoming a Surgeon’s Fear: Who Can’t, Won’t, or Don’t Reconstruct the Nose”

May 2012

  • Invited speaker, 7th Meeting of the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgeons – Rome, Italy
    • “Principles and Techniques of Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Contemporary Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Revision Rhinoplasty from a Reconstructive Surgeon’s Perspective”
    • “Microvascular Repair of Large Deep Nasal Defects”
    • “Complications and Salvage in Facial and Nasal Reconstruction”

June 2012

  • Invited speaker, Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons – Amelia Island, Florida
    • Instructional course “Modern Nasal Reconstruction”
    • Panel member, Facial and Nasal Reconstruction – “Revision of a Failed Nasal Reconstruction”

August 2012

  • Visiting Professor, University of Washington – Seattle, Washington
    • “Case Reports in Nasal and Facial Reconstruction”
    • Resident conference

August 2012

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Plastic Surgeons at Oregon Health Science Ctr. – Portland, OR
    • “Case Reports in Nasal and Facial Reconstruction”
    • Resident conference

September 2012

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Plastic Surgeons at the University Of Wisconsin, Department of Plastic Surgery – Madison, Wisconsin
    • “Principles of Nasal and Facial Reconstruction”
    • Resident conference

October 2012

  • Invited speaker, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – New Orleans Louisiana
    • Instructional course – “Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction”
    • Instructional course – “Reconstruction of Mohs Defects of the Nose”

October 2012

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Plastic Surgeons to the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Program – Boston, Massachusetts
    • “Case Studies in Facial and Nasal Reconstruction”
    • Resident Course

December 2012

  • Visiting Professor, Annual Meeting of the Iranian Facial Plastic Surgery Society – Tehran, Iran


February 2011

  • Invited speaker, 15th Advanced Aesthetic Surgery Workshop – Melbourne, Australia
    • “Facial and Nasal Principles of Repair”
    • “Reconstruction of Small and Superficial Defects of the Nose”
    • “Management of Large Defects of the Nose “
    • “Complications and the Management of Major Disasters”
    • “Revision, Refinement and Improvement of Results of Nasal Reconstruction”

March 2011

  • Invited speaker, Free Flap Reconstruction of the Head and Neck Defects: A Multidisciplinary Approach – White Plains, New York
    • “Nasal Defects – How to Evaluate and Determine the Options for Management”
    • “The Paramedian Forehead Flap”
    • “Nasal Reconstruction — Lining”
    • “Panel Moderator — Nasal and Orbit Section”

April 2011

  • Invited keynote address,  2011 American College of MOHS Surgery Annual Meeting – Las Vegas, Nevada
    • “Nasal Reconstruction — Art and Practice”
    • Panel Member — “How Would You Reconstruct It?”
    • Panel Member — “The Undesirable Result”

May 2011

  • Invited speaker, French Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons and Catalan Spanish Society Of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting – Barcelona, Spain
    • “Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “The 3 Stage Nasal Reconstruction”
    • “Salvage Of the Failed Nasal Reconstruction”
    • Panel Moderator — Nasal Reconstruction
  • Invited speaker at AO Of North America Craniomaxillofacial Course – Baltimore, Maryland
    • “State of the Art: Advanced Comprehensive Facial Reconstruction”


January 2010

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery at John Hopkins University – Baltimore, Maryland
  • Invited speaker, Billroth Haus – Vienna, Austria

February 2010

  • Symposium chairman and lecturer on nasal and facial reconstruction ASPS symposium “Aesthetic Reconstruction in Adults and Children ” – Tucson, Arizona

March 2010

  • Invited Professor, XI International Symposium of Plastic Surgery – São Paulo, Brazil

April 2010

  • Invited speaker, Dade County Society of Plastic Surgeons and University of Miami Division of Plastic Surgery – Miami, Florida
  • Invited speaker, 10th International Facial Plastic Surgery Meeting of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons – Miami, Florida

May 2010

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center  – New York, New York
  • Invited speaker, European Association of Plastic Surgeons – Manchester, England

October 2010

  • Invited speaker, American Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting – Toronto, Canada
    • Instructional Course Presenter: Nasal Reconstruction
    • Instructional Course Presenter: Mohs Reconstruction
    • Panel Member: Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Face

November 2010

  • Visiting Professor, The Welsh Center for Burns and Plastic Surgery – Swansee, Wales
    • “A Personal Approach to Facial and Nasal Reconstruction: Planning, Principles and Techniques”
  • Visiting Professor, St. Thomas’ and Hospital, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust – London, England
    • “Restoring A Normal Nose by The Transfer and Modification Of Ideal Materials”



September 2009

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

October 2009

  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting – Seattle, Washington
    • Instructional courses: Reconstruction of the Nose, Reconstruction of Mohs Facial Defects, and Invited Presentation at the ASMS Presymposium on Surgical Indications and Outcomes in Facial Reconstruction
  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery at Loyola University – Chicago, Illinois

November 2009

  • Visiting Professor, 14th Esser Course: Aesthetic and Functional Reconstruction of the Nose at Erasmus University – Rotterdam, Holland
    • All-day lecturer on nasal surgery and Ph.D. examiner
  • Invited speaker, Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting – Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Visiting Professor, Sheba Medical Center – Tel Aviv, Israel

May 2009

  • Invited speaker, Rhinoplasty Society  – Las Vegas, Nevada
    • paper and invited panel presentations on rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction
  • Invited speaker,  Aesthetics Society  – Las Vegas, Nevada
    • video presentation on the use of the 3-stage forehead flap for a full thickness defect of the nose and nasal floor
  • Visiting Professor, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgery at Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Best Paper Presentation for European Association of Plastic Surgeons – Barcelona Spain