Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hollow lower eyelids after eyelid surgery

Some of my Houston eyelid surgery patients who come in for consultation are concerned about reading that lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags may lead to a hollowed out appearance of the lower eyelids. Their concerns are valid and this is something I always address with patients.

Lower eyelid bags are due to fat that has begun to push out from its retaining wall called the septum. With lower eyelid surgery, these bags are reduced in size. However, removing too much fat can lead to a hollowed out appearance of the lower eyelids and a sunken appearance. It is therefore imperative that the surgeon uses judicious technique with lower eyelid surgery to not remove excessive amounts of fat. In addition, the fat that is removed can be repositioned just over the bony rim of the lower eyelid to fill the tear trough and create a better transition between the lower eyelids and cheek.

Dr. Funk performs lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags in Houston.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Can rhinoplasty make you more attractive?

Many of the Houston rhinoplasty consults I see have attractive features to their face such as their eyes, lips, cheeks, and hair. However, their crooked nose, nasal hump, wide nose, or bulbous tip may distract from these features. Rhinoplasty is meant to create a natural looking nose that is proportionate to the rest of the face and blends in nicely with the rest of the face. It should enhance the other features of the face and make them pop or shine. People should then be less focused with the nose after rhinoplasty and pay more attention to the previously mentioned features.

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

Will a facelift raise my brows?

Although the eyebrows are part of the face, a facelift or face and neck lift will generally not elevate the brows. This is a common question from my Houston facelift patients. A facelift is meant to tighten the jawline and treat the sagging jowls and neck. A deep plane facelift or vertical facelift will even elevate the mid face to create higher cheek bones and fuller more youthful cheeks.

A brow lift will elevate the eyebrows. This may solely be a temporal brow lift which elevates the lateral brow or a full endoscopic brow lift which will elevated the entire brow and resect some of the frown muscles. These procedures are separate from a facelift but can be incorporated to be performed at the same time as a facelift.

Dr. Funk performs facelift and brow lift surgery in Houston.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Is lower eyelid surgery painful?

When discussing lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags with my Houston eyelid surgery patients, one of the more common questions is if lower eyelid surgery is painful. Most patients do not describe significant pain from lower eyelid surgery. Patients usually describe that the eyes feel itchy and may occasionally burn a little. Pain is not a common complaint after lower eyelid surgery. If there is significant pain after lower eyelid surgery, especially with one eye more than another, this could be a sign of bleeding that may be occurring under the skin. This is an urgent issue that needs attending and your surgeon should be notified.

Dr. Funk performs lower eyelid surgery for lower eyelid bags in Houston.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Does rhinoplasty hurt?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will ask does rhinoplasty hurt when they come in for their preoperative visit or consultation for their nose surgery. Everyone’s pain threshold varies, however rhinoplasty is typically not described as a painful procedure by my patients. Most patients describe it as uncomfortable without significant pain. Some patients do not even take any of the narcotic pain medication we prescribe and can get by with plain Tylenol. It is typically the congestion after rhinoplasty that causes most of the discomfort and this can be alleviated with Sudafed, Benadryl, and nasal saline.

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