Monday, November 19, 2018

Rhinoplasty with eyelid surgery?

Many of Houston patients inquire about having rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery at the same time. This is not uncommon. They say a good rhinoplasty is seen in the eyes and when lower eyelid bags surgery is done at the same time as nose job surgery, than this can really create a pop for the eyes with a more rested and refreshed appearance at the same time. Upper eyelid surgery can also be performed at the same time as rhinoplasty.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston and also performs blepharoplasty.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Injury after rhinoplasty

Occasionally, one of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will incur an injury after rhinoplasty during the early postoperative period. This is frequently due to an accidental bump to the nose. The most common culprits for injury to the nose after rhinoplasty are toddlers and large dogs. It is imperative that as a rhinoplasty patient one understands that the nose is quite fragile during the first 6-8 weeks after surgery. The bones are still mobile and cartilage is still healing. Therefore, an injury to the nose could shift the bones/cartilage and cause a change in the appearance of the final result.

Once the 8 week period has passed, a serious enough injury to the nose may change the appearance regardless if rhinoplasty was performed.

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

How long does eyelid surgery last?

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty patients will ask how long does eyelid surgery last? Whether you are having upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid bags surgery, it is important to understand the healing process and what you are looking to achieve. Eyelid bags do not typically grow back after lower eyelid surgery but the skin will continue to mature and become crepe and wrinkly. This goes for upper eyelids after upper blepharoplasty as well. Usually eyelid surgery will last 5-10 years depending on the age of the patient when it was performed, the severity of the eyelids, and what type of surgery was performed.

Dr. Funk performs upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid bags surgery or blepharoplasty in Houston.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Scar tissue massage after rhinoplasty

Massage after rhinoplasty for scar tissue is effective especially in the supra tip region of the nose just above the tip. This is the location where significant scar tissue can build up and lead to a polly beak. This is also the area where steroid or Kenalog injection can be placed after rhinoplasty. Massage of the nose in this area after rhinoplasty can break up some of the scar tissue and allow the skin to contract more readily to the underlying cartilage. This is especially important in patients with thick skin or ethnic rhinoplasty patients.

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

Monday, October 29, 2018

Rhinoplasty with eyelid surgery?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients inquire about upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery at the same time of their nose job surgery. Rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time as eyelid surgery. Bruising after rhinoplasty typically occurs around the eyes and therefore eyelid surgery may cause a little more bruising or swelling but not significantly. Typically the eyelid portion of the surgery is performed first followed by the rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is not as sterile of a procedure as eyelid surgery as the inside of the nose cannot be prepped sterilely. Lower eyelid bags surgery and rhinoplasty can truly give a more youthful, refreshed, and enhanced appearance as rhinoplasty will eliminate the distraction of a crooked nose, nasal hump, or bulbous tip and move the focus to the eyes which will look that much more refreshed with lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery expert in Houston, Texas.