Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Finding the right nose surgeon

When considering rhinoplasty or a nose job, it is important to find the right surgeon that you feel comfortable with. Fortunately, when looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon in Texas, there are some major cities and excellent surgeons in each. It is important to evaluate the nose surgeon’s website, philosophies, and before and after photos. See if you can find noses similar to yours in the photo gallery. Make sure the rhinoplasty result or nose job appearance is one you would like. Most patients desire natural results so assure you see this in the before and after nose surgery photos.

During consultation, make sure you are comfortable with the surgeon and the staff in the office as you will interact with them often after and before rhinoplasty. Make sure you see eye to eye with the surgeon regarding your goals and desires for surgery. If you have functional or nasal breathing concerns, assure the surgeon is comfortable addressing these.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty expert in Houston, Texas.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos

When reviewing rhinoplasty before and after photos, it is important to identify numerous aspects of each photo. A good rhinoplasty surgeon should have a wide array of patient photographs with different types of noses based on size, ethnicity, crooked noses, noses with a hump, or wide noses for example. Make sure the before and after were taken under similar conditions. The size, quality, light exposure, head position, and amount of makeup should be as close as possible in both photos.

Look for the light reflex in the nose job after photo. This is where the flash bounce of the nose. Cosmetic nose surgery should create a sharper more refined light reflex that focuses on the tip and dulls as it moves up the nose. Those patient’s with a hump on their nose will have a light reflex that focuses in the center of the nose on the hump. This should change in the after photo.

Overall, it is important to find a nose surgeon with significant experience who can show you a before and after of a nose similar to yours.

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Vertical Facelift

I have now been using more of a vertical vector for my facelift technique and have noticed a considerable improvement in patients’ jowls and their neck. I recognized that the aging process in the face and neck occurs more in a vertical fashion and there is descent of tissues in that direction. I thought, why not suspend the tissues back in that direction. I am tightening the neck less under the chin and suspending things superiorly.

The vertical facelift does require me to place the incision a little higher in the temple but this is very well hidden in the junction of the hairline and temple. I have found that this type of facelift leads to a shorter recovery time and much less bruising and swelling.

Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX performing facelift and neck lift surgery.