Tuesday, December 31, 2019

How do you straighten a crooked nose?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients present with a crooked nose or may not even be aware that they have a crooked nose. Rhinoplasty for a crooked nose requires the surgeon to perform many maneuvers in order to straighten the nose. Using strong straight cartilage grafts from the septum (while fixing a deviated septum with septoplasty) to brace the external framework of the nose is one technique. Controlled fractures of the bones, suturing techniques, and cartilage repositioning are other types of maneuvers to straighten the nose. Because cartilage has memory, it can sometimes lose correction. However, by utilizing the proper techniques, a nose can be made significantly straighter.

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

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Will a facelift improve acne scars?

Many of my Houston facelift patients may have had acne as a teenager or adult and are curious if a facelift will help their acne scars. While facial wrinkles will be improved with a facelift, acne scars will not improve significantly with a facelift. The best treatment for acne scarring is laser resurfacing. However, patients with darker skin types may not be good candidates for laser resurfacing for their acne. A better treatment for acne scarring in patients with darker skin type is RF micro needling.

A facelift will improve the jawline, jowls, neck and cheeks. It will also improve some of the deep wrinkles in the cheeks. However, a facelift will not help acne scarring significantly.

Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Eyelid surgery and glaucoma

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients inquire if they can have eyelid surgery with a history of glaucoma. Upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery is safe despite having glaucoma. Any patient with a history of ophthalmologic disease should discuss their interest in cosmetic eyelid surgery with their ophthalmologist. However, they are still a candidate for lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags or upper eyelid surgery for hooded eyes.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Is rhinoplasty outpatient surgery?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients want to know where the procedure is performed, what type of anesthesia is administered and if the procedure is an outpatient one where they go home afterwards.
Rhinoplasty is almost always an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Patients may go home after a short period in the recovery room. Rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure is a safe and relatively tolerable procedure with a 7-10 day recovery time.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Will my cheeks get fuller and elevated with a facelift?

When discussing facelift surgery with my Houston patients, some of my patients are interested to know if their cheeks will be pulled up with a facelift. This depends on the type of facelift performed. A SMAS facelift will typically not elevate the cheeks but simply tighten the jowls and jawline and maybe the neck a little. A deep plane facelift will help elevate the cheeks to create a higher appearing cheek bone and create fuller cheeks. Whether its a mini facelift or a full facelift with neck lift, Dr. Funk performs a deep plane dissection elevating the SMAS and releasing the retaining ligaments.

Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston.