How long does a facelift last?

Many of my Houston facelift patients will ask how long their facelift will last after surgery.  This truly depends on the age of the patient, type of facelift performed, and environmental factors after the facelift.  The deep plane facelift where ligamentous attachments to the SMAS are released and the SMAS and platysma are resuspended will allow for a longer lasting…

Do I need upper eyelid surgery or a brow lift?

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients present with concerns regarding their upper eyelid excess skin or hooding over their eyes.  While some of these patients may simply have excess skin over their eyelids, others may actually have heavy or low eyebrows.  

The female  eyebrow should lie about 1cm above the bony ridge on the outside of the brow.…

Can ear cartilage be used for revision rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients have had septoplasty for a deviated septum.  Therefore there is insufficient cartilage remaining in the septum for grafting purposes.  Another source for cartilage when septal cartilage is not available is ear cartilage.  Ear cartilage for revision rhinoplasty can be used mainly around the tip of the nose as…

How long does rhinoplasty last?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients ask how long their rhinoplasty will last.  Will another rhinoplasty surgery be necessary?  When rhinoplasty is performed correctly by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who understands both the aesthetics and the functional components of the nose, the results should be timeless.  Although many noses are made smaller, they should…

What is the deep plane facelift?

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, many patients can easily be overwhelmed by some of the terminology used especially with facelift and necklift procedures. One of the most common terms and questions that many of my facelift patients have is around the deep plane facelift procedure. 

What is a deep plane facelift?

The deep plane facelift refers…

Will the bones be broken during my rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients ask if their bones will need to be broken during rhinoplasty.  Osteotomies, or controlled fractures of the nasal bones, are necessary in order to narrow the nose but also in certain cases to straighten a crooked nose with rhinoplasty.  When a patient has a dorsal hump or bump on the bridge of their nose, taking this down may lead…

Fix a deviated septum during revision rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients present with trouble breathing after their previous rhinoplasty.  This may be due to a residual deviated septum.  Despite attempts at correcting a deviated septum with septoplasty, loss of correction or poor technique may lead to a residual deviation in the septum.  Revision septoplasty is commonly performed…

Will eyelid surgery alter my eyelashes?

Many of my eyelid surgery patients considering blepharoplasty for upper eyelid hooding or lower eyelid bags may be concerned about their lashes after surgery.  Whether you are using Latisse, an eyelash conditioner or strengthener, or just have naturally long lashes, you can still have eyelid surgery.  

Eyelid surgery should not affect the eyelashes…

Will a mini facelift help my neck?

Many of my Houston facelift patients main concern lies with their jowls and jawline.  Their neck may bother them some, but they will state that their main concern is their jowls.  When performing a mini facelift, Dr. Funk's incisions are mainly in front of the ear and do not extend as far back behind the ear.  However, his dissection will elevate under the muscle in…

Will weight loss change my rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will ask if the design of their nose should be accounted for future weight loss or gain before their rhinoplasty.  Other may state that they have gained weight and want their nose to match their slimmer face from before as they plan on losing weight.  

Rhinoplasty, or reshaping the nose, is a cosmetic procedure designed…