Patient after nose surgery for deviated septum and cosmetic changes. Patient also underwent chin implant.
Patient before and after rhinoplasty for nasal hump and crooked tip. Otoplasty and Sinus Surgery were also performed.
Male rhinoplasty or nose surgery for deviated septum and cosmetic concerns.
Patient before and after nose surgery and correction of deviated septum with septoplasty.
Patient after rhinoplasty, nose surgery, and septoplasty for functional and cosmetic nasal concerns.
Patient with deviated septum and nasal hump before and after rhinoplasty or nose job and septoplasty.
Patient with nasal hump and irregular tip corrected with nose surgery or rhinoplasty.
Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty for patient with bulbous or boxy tip and nasal hump. Neck Liposuction also performed.
Patient who underwent rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and sinus surgery.
Nose surgery for thick skinned patient for nasal hump and hanging nasal tip.
Before and after photos of a patient after rhinoplasty or nose job.
This patient underwent rhinoplasty or nose job along with septoplasty and turbinate reduction for breathing. These photos were taken 2 weeks after surgery so there is still moderate swelling of the skin. Notice how his crooked nose has been fixed and his nasal hump is improved.
Rhinoplasty or nose job for a patient with a pinched middle aspect of the nose impairing breathing and a nasal hump.
Male Rhinoplasty for crooked nose and wide base.
Rhinoplasty for crooked nose with hump.
Nasal hump reduced with rhinoplasty and deviated septum corrected with septoplasty.
Male rhinoplasty patient with knuckled nasal tip cartilage before and after rhinoplasty.
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty performed on patient with nasal hump and droopy tip.
Nose surgery for patient with droopy tip and dorsal hump. Open rhinoplasty approach performed.
Patient after rhinoplasty for nasal hump, droopy nasal tip, and crooked nose.
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty performed on this male Asian patient.
Rhinoplasty one month postop still with mild swelling, but profile significantly improved.
Rhinoplasty, aka nose job, with septoplasty for crooked nose, deviated septum, and nasal hump.
Patient presented with a deviated septum and was unhappy with nose. Nose surgery and Septoplasty performed for crooked nose.
Patient with crooked nose and nasal hump and deviated septum.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty in patient with nasal hump, wide nostrils, and flat nasal tip.
Nose surgery or rhinoplasty for bulbous tip and hump. Septal perforation also repaired.
Patient with nasal hump and bulbous tip before and after rhinoplasty with submental liposuction for her neck fullness.
Patient with severeley deviatated septum requiring septoplasty and sinus surgery. Rhinoplasty was performed to improve hump and hanging tip.
This patient had breathing, crusting, and whistling issues with her nose. She also desired cosmetic changes to the appearance of her nose. Rhinoplasty combined with septal perforation repair was performed and a deviated septum was corrected. Aesthetic changes were made as seen.
This patient had severe trauma to the nose as a child and required rhinoplasty to correct a crooked nose and a nasal hump. He had significant nose breathing problems and required septoplasty in addition to other functional techniques to improve his nasal airway.
This patient had septoplasty performed twice in the past and continued to have a deviated septum and poor breathing. Cosmetic rhinoplasty and lower blepharoplasty was also performed.
This patient had a deviated septum and underwent functional rhinoplasty with septoplasty to improve his breathing.
This patient desired cosmetic and functional changes to her nose with rhinoplasty. She had a nasal hump which was taken down and a deviated septum which was corrected.
This patient desired cosmetic and functional changes to her nose with rhinoplasty. She had a crooked nose with a nasal hump or bump on her bridge. She also had a deviated septum and valve collapse which was corrected with septoplasty and cartilage grafts.
This patient desired cosmetic changes to the appearance of her nose and neck. She felt she had a wide nose and a nasal hump and desired a more feminine appearance with rhinoplasty or nose surgery. Liposuction of the neck was performed as well.
This patient had previous surgery on her nose and was unhappy with the appearance and her breathing. She desired a more feminine nose. Rhinoplasty was performed with natural results and improved breathing through her nose.
"Dr. Funk did a great job on my son's nose surgery. I particularly went to him because he was both a board certified Otolaryngologist AND a plastic surgeon. He Knew how to deal not only with the function of the nose, but the esthetics as well. He is also very knowledgable on the facial fillers and botox treatments and does it himself, not an assistant."
This patient had a crooked nose with a bulbous tip or wide tip and a small hump. She desired a more feminine nose. Rhinoplasty was performed with natural results.
This patient had a boxy nasal tip and a small hump. She desired a natural unoperated appearance to her nose. Nose surgery was performed with natural results.
This patient disliked her crooked nose and did not like her nasal hump. She felt she had a droopy tip and also felt her nose was too big. Rhinoplasty performed.
This patient had a crooked and bulbous nasal tip. She had a wide bridge of her nose as well. Rhinoplasty improved these issues.
This patient had a bulbous nasal tip with a hanging columella. Rhinoplasty was performed to elevate the tip and provide a more refined appearance.
Rhinoplasty, though a common procedure these days, requires an exacting knowledge of the structure and the function of the nose. Some believe that rhinoplasty is the most difficult type of plastic surgery simply because every nose is different. In addition, there are close to 200 types of maneuvers, grafts, and suturing techniques described to change the shape of the nose. This organ possesses three-dimensional qualities that must be respected and maintained. The intricacies and nuances of rhinoplasty can be overwhelming and a surgeon must be well trained in this specialty.
This patient had hump and wide bridge of her nose. Rhinoplasty was performed to take down her hump and narrow her nose more.
This patient had droopy tip that was also boxy. She had a nasal hump. Rhinoplasty and neck liposuction were performed with natural results.
This patient had a severely deviated septum causing nasal airway obstruction. Septoplasty was performed through an open rhinoplasty approach.
The goals of a rhinoplasty are different for every person. Some request a cosmetic change such as correcting a hook nose, removing a nasal hump, straigthening a crooked nose, repairing a saddle nose, or lifting a droopy nasal tip. Others desire a functional correction of their deviated septum or nasal valves. Frequently, however, a rhinoplasty is a combination of both. Many of the procedures require advanced training and a variety of factors must be considered before a rhinoplasty is advised.
Although the nose sits in the center of the face, rarely do we hear compliments about a beautiful nose. More often, we hear comments about a person’s beautiful eyes, lips, or hair. In fact, when nose-related comments are voiced, the speaker is usually someone who is unhappy with his/her own nose. Though this unhappiness with the appearance of the nose may wax and wane through the years, the feelings of unease or embarrassment generally persist and the person continues to have an underlying desire for change. Yet, however strong the feelings or how long the unhappiness persists, a person who is considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons may be apprehensive or nervous about the procedure. These fears are unfounded and generally dispelled after a visit with a board certified surgeon like Etai Funk, MD in Houston.
This male patient desired rhinoplasty to improve his breathing and the appearance of his nose. His nose was left strong and masculine without an operated appearance.
This patient desired a small change to her nasal hump. Rhinoplasty was performed with natural results.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to give you a nose with natural aesthetic changes that complements those other features of your face. Every nose is different and all the structural features of the face must be accounted for when performing rhinoplasty. We do not want people to notice your nose after surgery, but to have their attention drawn away from your current nose to your eyes, lips, or hair. A natural unoperated appearance is the final objective in rhinoplasty. However, we do want you to look in the mirror and exclaim, “Yes! This is the nose I should have always had!” An outward appearance that reflects your inner spirit. Houston Rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr Funk’s intentions are for you to have a nose that is structurally stable for life, improves your confidence, inner well being, and your quality of life.
How is Rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty under sedation or "twilight" anesthesia is more difficult as the airway is not protected from the small amount of blood that may trickle down into the throat from the nose. For open rhinoplasty or external rhinoplasty, a small incision is typically made just above the upper lip on the columella, between the two nostrils. This scar is almost competely invisible at one month. The rest of the incisions are all made inside the nose. Althernatively, all the incision may be made on the inside with an endonasal rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. The bone and cartilage framework of the nose is exposed during rhinoplasty and shaped to improve the appearance of the nose. A deviated septum and/or enlarged turbinates are corrected at the same time of rhinoplasty.
This patient had wide bulbous tip and a large hump with thick nasal skin. She desired a more feminine nose. Rhinoplasty was performed with natural results.
Which is better, external-open rhinoplasty or endonasal-closed rhinoplasty?
Every surgeon is trained differently and feels more comfortable with certain techniques. Dr Funk. performs both external rhinoplasty and endonasal rhinoplasty in Houston. Dr. Funk does however feel that the external approach provides better visualization of the bone and cartilage and more exact placement of grafts. He feels that this provides for an improved aesthetic appearance to the nose overall. The external approach to rhinoplasty does leave a scar in the columella (between the two nostrils), however, Dr. Funk's patients rarely if ever complain about this. The scar from external rhinoplasty is almost invisible one month after surgery.
This patient had a crooked nose with collapsed cartilage and a nasal hump. After rhinoplasty, his nose is now straighter with a natural and yet masculine appearance.
This patient had a bulbous tip and nasal hump. Rhinoplasty was performed.
This patient had a traumatic injury to the nose. Functional (non-cosmetic) septorhinoplasty with open approach was performed 3 months after the traumatic incident. Notice the scar is almost invisible.
I want a nose job, but don't want my nose to look done. Can you make it look natural?
Dr Funk's philosophy with all cosmetic surgery is centered around achieving natural results. Rhinoplasty results can frequently look operated or unnatural. Dr Funk uses the most advanced and proven techniques that result in a natural and aesthetically pleasing nasal result. Dr Funk looks to create a nose that blends into your face so that people will notice your eyes, lips, or hair. The goal is for people to look past your nose and for it not to be the center of attention (despite being in the center of the face!).
Do you perform digital imaging, digital enhancement, or morphing of my photographs to show me what my nose may look like after surgery?
Digital imaging is performed by Dr Funk during your consultation for rhinoplasty. He uses the latest imaging technology to provide an idea of what your nose may look like after surgery. This also provides you, the patient, an opportunity to voice your opinion as to whether the changes you see are to your liking. Dr Funk cannot guarantee that your surgical outcome after rhinoplasty will be that of your enhanced photos as he cannot predict wound healing or account for skin thickness. However, this provides both Dr Funk and you an idea of what he may be able to achieve with rhinoplasty.
This patient had an ill defined nasal tip and wide bridge of her nose. She desired a more feminine nose. Rhinoplasty was performed with natural results.
This patient had a crooked nose with a very bulbous tip or wide tip and a hump. Rhinoplasty and chin implant performed.
Is there packing in the nose after surgery?
This depends on the type of procedure that was performed and how much bleeding occurred during surgery. If Dr Funk does need to use packing, he uses a small amount of packing after rhinoplasty that is removed the following day. This is to prevent any blood dripping which can be uncomfortable for patients. The removal of the packing is typically not painful or uncomfortable but has been described as feeling "weird" by patients.
Is rhinoplasty outpatient surgery? Do I go home the same day after rhinoplasty?
Almost all patients go home the same day after rhinoplasty. At home, you will rest with your head elevated and cool compresses over the eyes. A cast will be taped in place over your nose. A small drip pad is taped under the nose and is changed every 2-3 hours.
This patient had small nasal hump. Rhinoplasty was performed.
How many rhinoplasties do you perform?
The national average number of rhinoplasties performed by plastic surgeons according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is 11 per year. As a board certified ENT and a board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr Funk is capable of improving the appearance of the nose while still enhancing a patient's breathing. Dr Funk performs up to 100 rhinoplasties per year.
Is rhinoplasty painful?
Most patients describe rhinoplasty as uncomfortable rather than painful. Although narcotic pain medication is provided by prescription, most patients require very little if any post-operatively. Pain, if any, after rhinoplasty is typically resolved completely 1-2 days after surgery
Is there bruising after rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty may require controlled breaking of the nasal bones. This can sometimes cause minor bruising and swelling around the eyes. Using cold compresess after rhinoplasty and keeping your head above the level of your heart will help decrease any bruising or swelling.
Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?
Certain functional aspects of septorhinoplasty (truama or nasal obstruction) are covered by insurance. If you have a functional or breathing problem that needs correction, a septorhinopolasty is often covered by your insurance company, after your deductible is met. A deviated septum (the wall that separates the two sides of the nose), broken nose, enlarged turbinates (the organs inside the nose that humidify and warm the air as it passes), or collapsed nasal valves (the area of the nose with the most air resistance), are correctable functional problems that are also often covered.
However, if you are interested in changing the external appearance of your nose, then these are cosmetic changes that are not covered by insurance. Taking down a small hump or bump, refining the tip of the nose, making the nose more narrow, straightening the nose, decreasing the size of the nostrils, filling in a depression, or improving a scooped out appearance are all examples of cosmetic changes.
What is the recovery time from rhinoplasty?
Most patients can return to normal work and social interaction at ten days.
Do you perform revision rhinoplasty in Houston?
Yes. See our page on revision rhinoplasty and read about some of our patients issues and results.
Etai Funk is a Houston plastic surgeon specializing in the face. He is a board certified, fellowship trained, facial plastic surgeon. He practices in Houston, Texas treating patients from Katy, Memorial City, Memorial, The Woodlands, Spring Cypress, and Sugarland. Dr Funk also sees many international patients for plastic surgery in Houston and from all over the US.