Friday, March 16, 2018

Will Rhinoplasty change my voice?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients frequently ask if rhinoplasty will change their voice. If septoplasty or turbinate reduction is performed at the same time as rhinoplasty, then the nasal airway may improve and this may lead to a less nasally voice. Sinus surgery or opening the windows to the sinuses will create better resonance for the voice and may improve for singing purposes. Overall however, rhinoplasty will not change the voice much.

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

Monday, March 5, 2018

Revision rhinoplasty and scar tissue

Scar tissue with revision rhinoplasty is a complex issue effecting the appearance of the nose. The wound healing process can be quite difficult to predict with revision rhinoplasty due to the fact that the blood supply to the skin may have been interrupted, especially with a previous open rhinoplasty approach. The nose may heal differently also due to significant scar tissue that may have been left behind with a previous rhinoplasty surgery. This scar tissue surrounds and envelops the existing or remaining nose cartilage and makes it more difficult to reshape and work with. There is then a new layer of scar tissue healing over that old layer which makes things even more unpredictable. Due to the scar tissue with revision rhinoplasty, the patient must understand that another nose surgery will provide improvement only. The nose may never be “perfect”.

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Will rhinoplasty change my face?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients want to know if rhinoplasty will change the appearance of their face, their image, or their visage. In truth, rhinoplasty should have a natural result and not change the appearance of ones image but only enhance it. It has been said that a good rhinoplasty is seen in the eyes, not in the nose. We frequently hear comments about models and actors eyes, hair, or lips, but rarely do we hear a comment about someone’s nose unless that person commenting is unhappy with their own nose. A good rhinoplasty should bring out the eyes, lips, or hair and avoid focus on the nose.

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

Monday, February 19, 2018

After Facelift Surgery Care

Many of my Houston facelift patients are concerned about their post facelift surgery care prior to surgery. At Funk Facial Plastic Surgery, we will provide all the proper instructions on postoperative care for bandages, dressings, incision lines and what to expect. We also recommend certain medication to stop prior to surgery and other medications to take afterwards to assist in the healing process. After facelift surgery care is discussed at length with both our patient care coordinator, handouts, and with Dr. Funk himself.

Dr. Funk performs facelifts and mini facelift surgery in Houston, Texas.

Eyelid Surgery after LASIK

I always ask my Houston eyelid surgery patients if they have had LASIK surgery in the past whether they are interested in upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid bags surgery. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty with a history of LASIK surgery can predispose one to dry eye. The blink reflex is slightly delayed after eyelid surgery and this can lead to some temporary dry eye. It’s important to be conservative with the amount of skin removed after upper eyelid surgery in patients with a history of dry eye and LASIK.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.