Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rhinoplasty for Out of Town Patients

Many of my rhinoplasty surgeries in Houston are performed on out of town patients. For out of town patients having rhinoplasty in Houston there are some important logistic aspects of the procedure. One of these is the preop the day prior to the rhinoplasty surgery. Patients should expect to arrive into Houston the day prior to their surgery for their preop where the procedure, postop care, prescriptions and a final meeting with Dr. Funk is arranged. Some patients elect to have their initial consultation and preop on this day and schedule their surgery for the following day ahead of time. These patients will have provided photographs with Dr. Funk’s assistant and had a discussion with her over the phone ahead of time.

After surgery, we recommend staying in a nearby hotel and can provide home health accommodation options as well at the hotel. You will be seen on postoperative day 6 where the tape, cast and stitches are removed. At this time, your nose will be retaped. Some patients may elect to come back to see Dr. Funk 2 days later to remove this tape while other may feel comfortable removing this tape on their own. If that is the case, then you can fly or drive back home one week after surgery.

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