Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Revision rhinoplasty and same surgeon

Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients

Friday, October 12, 2018

Eyelid Surgery and Dry Eye

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients have a history of dry eye due to previous LASIK surgery, poor tear production, or previous surgery. Whether it is upper eyelid surgery or surgery for lower eyelid bags, eyelid surgery needs to be performed conservatively when it comes to patients with dry eye. In addition, your ophthalmologist should be informed that you are considering eyelid surgery if you have a history of dry eye. This way, they and your plastic surgeon can work as team during your postoperative period to assure any worsening of the dry eye is addressed.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Rhinoplasty and Glasses?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients ask if they can wear glasses after their rhinoplasty or nose job surgery. When a nasal hump is taken down and osteotomies or controlled fractures of the bone are performed, it is important not to put weight on the nasal bones. It is also important not to wear glasses the first 6-8 weeks as the weight of the glasses can leave an impression over the bridge of the nose after rhinoplasty. This area has a fair amount of swelling during this time due to osteotomies. If glasses are necessary after rhinoplasty, then we typically provide the nasal cast back to the patient to wear their glasses on. This would need to be done for the first 6-8 weeks after surgery.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Will eyelid surgery improve vision?

My Houston eyelid surgery patients frequently ask about whether upper eyelid surgery will improve their vision. This is dependent on the amount of hooding or excess skin one has on the upper eyelids. Significant hooding can lead to a peripheral visual field loss and upper eyelid surgery can improve this.
Lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags will not improve vision.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery for upper eyelid and lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags in Houston Texas.

Rhinoplasty or Nose Filler?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients inquire as to whether surgery with rhinoplasty or fillers are the best option for their nose surgery. At Funk Facial Plastic Surgery, we perform both quite often. It is important to remember that with liquid rhinoplasty or a non surgical nose job, fillers are used to camouflage a hump or rotate and lengthen a nose. This will not make your nose smaller and it is temporary. It will also not correct any functional or breathing issues you may have. With surgery, rhinoplasty can remove a hump, shorten a nose, refine the tip, narrow the nose, and create permanent changes that a patient may desire for their nose.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.