Thursday, March 21, 2019

Eyelid surgery and transexamic acid

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients are concerned about recovery time after their eyelid surgery. There is a new medication that Dr. Funk is beginning to use that helps minimize bruising and swelling and it is call transexamic acid. This medication is given through the IV just prior to surgery and helps prevent bruising and bleeding. This will help after eyelid surgery whether it is upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty for lower eyelid bags.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Can I have rhinoplasty with braces?

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are teenage rhinoplasty patients seeking to improve their nose. Some of these patient or even adult patients may have braces or invaslign. They will frequently ask if they can have rhinoplasty with braces. This will truly depend on how much correction remains with the braces. If there is a significant overbite and the chin is still recessed, then it may be wise to wait on rhinoplasty until the overbite is corrected with braces. However, if the issue with the teeth is minor, then the rhinoplasty can proceed while the patient still has braces.

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

Facelift for Men

Many of my Houston facelift patients are male patients interested in addressing their loose neck or turkey neck and saggy jawline. Some of these men may just require a neck lift and not necessarily a facelift. A neck lift can be combine with a lower facelift to tighten a saggy jawline and create a more defined jaw. The incisions for a male facelift or neck lift should be placed in front of the tragus of the ear and not behind it so that hair bearing skin for shaving is not over the ear. The same should be performed for the earlobe. Platysmaplasty or tightening of the platysma muscle of the neck should also be performed with male neck lifts.

Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston, TX.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Eyelid surgery for men

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients are men who are concerned about excess skin and hooding of the upper eyelids. This may give a heavy or tired appearance to the eyes. Upper blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery in men may differ slightly than in women as the scar should be minimized laterally and stay horizontal without any vertical orientation to avoid feminizing the eyelid.

Lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty for lower eyelid bags is another common procedure in men who are concerned about a tired appearance and want a more refreshed and rested appearance to their eyes. This is commonly performed with upper eyelid surgery at the same time.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery for upper eyelids and lower eyelid bags in Houston.

Monday, March 11, 2019

The nose and forehead

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients who seek treatment for their nasal hump are unaware of how the slant of their forehead may affect the appearance of their nose. There should be a gentle transition between the nose and the forehead in the glabellar area. If the forehead is slanted back then it may appear to blend in with the nose giving a long nose appearance. In this case, this glabellar region will need to be rasped down to create that depression between the forehead and the start of the nose. Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery should create not only a more natural looking nose but one that respects the other facial features and is proportionate to them.

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