Sunday, May 24, 2015

When should I get eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty or eyelid lift involves removing excess skin of the upper eyelid to give a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance to the eyes. Upper eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty recovery time is about 6-7 days and can be done on an outpatient basis. Blepharoplasty can be done under local anesthesia or a light sedation.

Dr. Funk is a top eyelid surgeon in Houston.

Do I need a Nose Job?

Patients considering rhinoplasty may have disliked their nose the majority of their life. That disappointment with the appearance of one’s nose may wax and wane, but ultimately is there and reminded in photos frequently. Rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, can help improve the appearance of the nose to create a nose that is softer, fits one’s face, and less noticeable, but at the same time should be natural.

Nose surgery can not only enhance the appearance of one’s nose, but also improve breathing with septoplasty for a deviated septum, or turbinate reduction for nasal allergies. These procedures can be done at the same time as rhinoplasty.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rhinoplasty before and after photos

Rhinoplasty, or nose job surgery, is an intricate nasal surgery that requires years of experience and attention to detail, anatomy, and extensive knowledge of the technique. Rhinoplasty before and after photos are important to review before choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston. Assure that the before and after nose job photos are taken with similar lighting, makeup, and head positioning. A surgeon’s attention to detail in their photography will reflect their attention to detail in surgery. Look not just for the changes in the shape of the nose, but the changes in the way the light reflects off the nose and the lines of the nose after surgery. Also remember, that a good rhinoplasty is not seen in the nose, but in the eyes.

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

Kybella injection for neck fat

Kybella, the new injectable by Kythera, was recently FDA approved for injection into the sub mental region to dissolve chin fat. Although Kybella is not yet available in Houston, plastic surgeons are expected to receive it starting this summer. Dr. Funk recently commented on Kybella on a local ABC Houston news segment.

Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Eyelid surgery for bags under eyes

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can help with excess skin of the upper eyelid and also treat the bags of the lower eyelids. These bags are made of fat that has started to push against a layer of connective tissue that has weakened over time. Some patients have these bags congenitally and require a similar lower blepharoplasty or eyelid lift. The fat can be accessed through a skin incision just under the lash line or through the conjunctiva or pink portion inside the eyelid. The conjunctival approach has a lower risk of ectropion, or the lower eyelid drooping after surgery. Excess skin of the lower eyelid can be removed with a skin pinch.

Dr. Funk is a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Houston, TX.