Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Will a facelift raise my brows?

Many of my Houston facelift patients are concerned mainly with their jowls, neck skin laxity, and loss of volume. Some may assume that a facelift will raise their brows. However, a facelift mainly addresses the jawline and neck and not the upper face. A brow lift will help raise the brows. This can be a temporal brow lift to just lift the outer part of the brow or a endoscopic brow lift to raise the entire brow. Brow lifts are commonly performed at the same time as a facelift to create an overall more youthful, balanced, harmonious, and rejuvenated face.

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

Rhinoplasty for Men with a Crooked Nose

The most common reason men seek rhinoplasty is for a crooked nose. Most also have some breathing issues due to a deviated nasal septum or enlarged turbinates. The last reason male rhinoplasty is popular is for a nasal hump or bump. Rhinoplasty with septoplasty can improved breathing and also straighten a nose and remove a nasal hump. Turbinate reduction can also be performed at the same time.

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

Eyelid Surgery with Browlift

Many of my Houston eyelid surgery patients are concerned about the hooding over their upper eyelids. What they do not realize is that it may not only be their upper eyelid excess skin that needs to be addressed with blepharoplasty, but they may need a brow lift as well. The majority of brow lifts are performed endoscopically (with a camera) through small incisions in the scalp behind the hairline. This provides an excellent lift without the issues of numbness and hair loss from the traditional brow lifts. It is quite common to perform upper blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery along with a brow lift. However, in some patients, it’s the heavy brows that are the issue and the endoscopic brow lift alone will provide the necessary aesthetic outcome.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery and brow lifts in Houston, Texas.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Rhinoplasty and lip lift?

Some of my Houston rhinoplasty patients inquire about a lip lift at the same time as their rhinoplasty. While the combination of a nose job and lip lift has been documented and described in the literature, it is best performed when planning a closed rhinoplasty. With an open rhinoplasty, an incision is usually made in the mid columella (the patch of skin between each nostril). With a lip lift, the incision is made along the base of the nose and passes through the junction of the columella with the upper lip. This leaves a small piece of skin between these two incisions in the columella where the blood supply may be compromised. Some have described performing the open rhinoplasty through the lip lift incision but I feel that closure of the lip lift to the nose under tension may disturb the aesthetics of the nose. Therefore, I feel it is best to perform the lip lift 6-8 weeks after an open rhinoplasty once much of the rhinoplasty healing is complete.

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

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.