Can I wear a mask over my nose after rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are asking if they can wear a mask over their nose after rhinoplasty. During your first week of recovery after rhinoplasty, you will spend most of your time at home so you will not need to worry about wearing a mask.  When you are ready to start venturing out and will need to wear your mask, make sure…

Does Dr. Funk do preservation rhinoplasty in Houston?

The new buzzword with my Houston rhinoplasty patients is Preservation Rhinoplasty.  This is a form of rhinoplasty where the nasal hump is not chiseled or filed down.  With preservation rhinoplasty, the bones around the hump are fractured and then the hump is pushed or let down to create a smooth profile.  This technique began in Turkey and has now become popularized in the United States.  As…

Ear pinning in kids

Many of my Houston otoplasty or ear pinning patients may ask at what age can my child have otoplasty. The ear develops to 95% of it's adult size by age 5-6.  The cartilage at that age is also still very pliable and moldable.  This allow for an easier correction with otoplasty or ear pinning.  This is also why children's face masks are more difficult to wear when looped…

Rhinoplasty before and after

Discussing rhinoplasty before and after photographs

Rhinoplasty during COVID

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are asking what precautions we are taking for those patients desiring rhinoplasty during this COVID pandemic.  Dr. Funk is currently operating at a surgery center where elective cases are permitted and determined safe in Houston and the state of Texas.  

All patients going to the operating room will be tested in Dr. Funk's…

How much is rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will call and ask how much is rhinoplasty.  The cost of rhinoplasty varies from surgeon to surgeon and actulaly from nose to nose.  Each nose is different and may require more work.  Revision rhinoplasty is a more difficult operation due to scarring, poor wound healing, and the possible need for ear cartilage or rib cartilage.…

Nasal collapse after rhinoplasty

Some of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients come in for consultation concerned about nasal collapse after their original rhinoplasty.  Nasal hump reduction without support of the middle vault can lead to collapse and breathing issues after rhinoplasty.  This typically occurs if the middle vault is not supported with cartilage…

Narrowing the nostrils without rhinoplasty

Many of my Houston ethnic rhinoplasty patients are simply interested in reducing their nostrils size, treating flared nostrils, or wide nostrils. Alar base reduction alone an be performed in the office to narrow nostrils and reduce nostril flare. This can comfortably be performed…

Will a facelift improve my eyes?

Some of my Houston facelift patients inquire as to whether a facelift or mini facelift will improve their bags under the eyes. Facelift surgery typically improves the jawline, neck, jowls and sometimes the mid face. It will not address the lower eyelids and not treat the bags under the eyes. Blepharoplasty or lower eyelid surgery will help lower eyelid bags and…

Rhinoplasty for a long nose

Some of my Houston patients complain of having a long nose. This can mean a nose that projects out too far off the face or a nose that is too long from the top to the top. Rhinoplasty for a long nose could mean bringing the tip in closer to the face to decrease projection, rotating the tip…