How to increase projection in a flat ethnic nose

A flat or droopy nasal tip in an ethnic nose is a common reason to seek rhinoplasty with my Houston patients.  Asian rhinoplasty or African American rhinoplasty frequently requires grafting to increase the tip projection, or bring the tip of the nose further out from the face.  This grafting can be done with cartilage grafts from the septum which can be…

Ethnic rhinoplasty with cadaver rib cartilage

Many of my Houston ethnic rhinoplasty patients have a low bridge and flat tip that require grafts to support and build up these areas.  Cadaver rib cartilage is an excellent choice for ethnic rhinoplasty.  It can build up a low dorsum or bridge and also support a weak flap or droopy nasal tip.  Cadaver rib cartilage, handled properly, has very low infection, resorption, and warping rates in rhinoplasty,…

Revision rhinoplasty for bulbous tip

Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients are still concerned about a bulbous tip and want more refinement of the nasal tip.  This will depend on many things regarding their previous surgeries.  Patients with thicker nasal tip skin may develop more scarring beneath the skin which can make refining the nasal tip more difficult.  Patients who have had…

Can you fix a bulbous tip with non-surgical rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinopalsty is a common request from my Houston patients.  This is also know as injection rhinoplasty and reshapes the nose using filler.  This can be done to camoflauge a dorsal hump or correct minor assymetries.  Nonsurgical rhinoplasty for a bulbous tip can be performed to create more refinement for the tip.  However, this will also change the…

Can I wear a mask over my nose after rhinoplasty?

With many people wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 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…

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 & After Photos and What To Look For

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.…