Sunday, October 25, 2015

Revision Rhinoplasty and Scar Tissue

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery can lead to significant scar tissue deposition or build up of scar tissue between the skin and cartilage. This can lead to lack of refinement of the tip or a bulbous tip after rhinoplasty.

Obtaining good results with rhinoplasty can be difficult due to this. During revision rhinoplasty this scar tissue is frequently removed and the skin can be thinned to obtain a smaller nose. However, one has to understand that scar tissue may be deposited again with revision rhinoplasty.

Sometimes, steroid injection can be performed after revision rhinoplasty in order to decrease the amount of scar deposition and break up some of the scar tissue. Massage can help this as well.

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

Bulbous tip Rhinoplasty

Many rhinoplasty patients desire more refinement to the tip of the nose. A bulbous tip, especially in a woman, can lead to attention drawn to the nose and not to desired features such as the eyes and lips.

A bulbous tip nose can be due to excessive cartilage, increased spring to the cartilage, or misshaped cartilage. Rhinoplasty can shape the bulbous tip to create a more refined tip by shaping/carving the cartilage. Bending it using suture or stitch techniques or even placing grafts to completely reshape the tip. When it comes to rhinoplasty, there are many ways to make changes to the appearance of the nasal tip.

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Should I have nostril reduction with Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty frequently requires incisions around the nostrils to bring them in and narrow the base of the nose or make the nostrils more narrow. This is commonly performed in rhinoplasty for African-Americans, Asians, and some Hispanics.

Alar base reduction can be addressed in numerous ways. The nostrils and/or the entire nasal base can be made more narrow. The flare of the nostrils, or how much they curve out, can be reduced during nose job surgery as well.

The scars from nostril reduction are well hidden within the crease around the nostril and are placed in a shadowed area. They must be meticulously closed in order to avoid significant scarring.

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

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon

When asked how my rhinoplasty patients found me, they frequently state they simply searched the web for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston. But are the nose surgeons that come up ranking highest on the web the best nose surgeon in Houston? They may be the best web marketers or have the best search engine company optimizing their ranking, but how do you know they are the top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston?

I truly believe it is important to read patient reviews and thoroughly examine the surgeon’s before and after results for rhinoplasty. Are the patients happy after nose job surgery? Are there multiple positive reviews? Can you find a before nose that is similar to your nose and do you like the outcome of the patients results after rhinoplasty?

Lsatly, it’s important to choose a surgeon that performs a lot of rhinoplasty and does not dabble in rhinoplasty and mainly performs breast augmentation or tummy tucks.

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