Can I wear a mask over my nose after rhinoplasty?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are asking if they can wear a mask over their nose after rhinoplasty. During your first week of recovery after rhinoplasty, you will spend most of your time at home so you will not need to worry about wearing a mask.  When you are ready to start venturing out and will need to wear your mask, make sure…

Does Dr. Funk do preservation rhinoplasty in Houston?

The new buzzword with my Houston rhinoplasty patients is Preservation Rhinoplasty.  This is a form of rhinoplasty where the nasal hump is not chiseled or filed down.  With preservation rhinoplasty, the bones around the hump are fractured and then the hump is pushed or let down to create a smooth profile.  This technique began in Turkey and has now become popularized in the United States.  As…

Ear pinning in kids

Many of my Houston otoplasty or ear pinning patients may ask at what age can my child have otoplasty. The ear develops to 95% of it's adult size by age 5-6.  The cartilage at that age is also still very pliable and moldable.  This allow for an easier correction with otoplasty or ear pinning.  This is also why children's face masks are more difficult to wear when looped…