Wednesday, March 25, 2020

When will I be able to have my surgery with Covid-19?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and facelift surgery patients are asking when they will be able to have their elective surgery that is or has been scheduled during the Corona virus or Covid-19 period. The Texas governor has decried that non-urgent elective surgery will need to be delayed until April 21st. Just as everything has been uncertain regarding this time, we are hoping that elective surgeries will be allowed earlier than this time. We will be in touch with all patients who have a scheduled surgery to keep them apprised of the date of their surgery.

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

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Does revision rhinoplasty take longer to heal?

Rhinoplasty is one of the more difficult procedures in plastic surgery. Revision rhinoplasty is an even more difficult procedure as there is significant scar tissue left behind after initial rhinoplasty. This scar tissue envelops the remaining cartilage and makes reshaping that cartilage more difficult. I frequently have to let my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients know that the healing process does take longer with a revision and the nasal swelling after revision rhinoplasty will take longer to dissipate. This is simply due to a new layer of scar tissue on top of the old layer. Frequently, cartilage grafts are used during revision rhinoplasty which will also cause increased swelling.

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Do you have to break the bones with rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients question whether you have to break the bones with rhinoplasty. During rhinoplasty, taking down a nasal hump is common. Patients desire to narrow the nose is also common. When a dorsal hump is taken down, this may widen the nose and create what is called an open roof deformity. Once this occurs, the nasal bones will need to be fractured and brought in to close this open roof. This will also narrow the nose.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Will a facelift remove crow’s feet?

When discussing a facelift with my Houston patients, one of their common questions is whether a facelift will help with crow’s feet. Facelift surgery mainly improves the appearance of the neck, jowls, and cheek. Crow’s feet may slightly improve if the facelift is extended into the temple. A temporal browlift can sometimes help with crow’s feet. However, the best treatment for crow’s feet is still Botox or Dysport.

Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Blepharoplasty for Fox Eyes

The newest trend for eyelids is the desire for fox eyes. This can be achieved surgically or non-surgically. Filler injection just under the brow can lift the brow for temporary improvement. Blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery for fox eyes can also reshape the eyelid to give the lateral aspect of the eyelid and eye a lift. A temporal brow lift may also be necessary to create this lift.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, Texas.