Thursday, December 20, 2012

Deviated septum and Septoplasty

During rhinoplasty, aka nose surgery, a septoplasty may need to be performed to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum may occur due to numerous reasons such as trauma, pubescent growth, or passage through the birth canal during labor. Correcting a deviated septum during rhinoplasty is done by removing the deviated portions of septum and bone. Other curvatures are addressed by scoring or weakening the cartilage, bracing it with a bone graft or PDS plate, and even possible replacing the deviated portions of septum with straighter ones. Your surgeon should be trained both in the functional and cosmetic aspects of rhinoplasty to be able to correct these issues.

Dr. Funk is a nose surgery expert in Houston, TX.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Rhinoplasty for Persian or Iranian nose

Rhinoplasty or a nose job for a Persian or Iranian nose is quite common both in Houston, the United States, and in Iran. I have all too often seen Iranians who have obviously had cosmetic nose surgery or rhinoplasty. They may have a sloop the bridge of their nose, the tip may be pinched, and knuckled cartilage may be showing. The nose is frequently left too long and has an operated appearance.

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery should provide natural changes. The nose should not be noticed on the face. It should not draw attention, whether due to surgery or natural causes. The human eye should not be distracted by the nose when looking at one’s face and concentrate on one’s eyes, lips, hair.

I think it is essential to assure that Iranian rhinoplasty provides a natural result and one that does not give the appearance that the patient has had surgery.

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

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rhinoplasty or nose job for wide base

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery can be performed for someone with a wide base of the nose or wide nostrils. This is a common procedure for patients of ethnic background such as African-Americans, Hispanics, and even some Caucasians. Alar base reduction is performed by making small incisions in the nostril sill and around the ala to remove the excess tissue and narrow the base. These incisions actually heal quite well and scar very little. This can narrow the base of the nose, narrow the nostrils, and also reduce nostril flare.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty specialist in Houston, TX and performs close to 100 nose surgeries per year.