The perfect Asian nose the result of precise cosmetic surgery in New York City

In typical Asian facial anatomy, the nose is usually flat and small in proportion to the rest of the face. The tip of the nose is often round and bulky, drooping down towards the upper lip. The resulting effect of these facial proportions speaks of descent, but may also lead to a lack of confidence due to the lack of harmony it creates. When the nose is very flat, the eyes may appear to bulge slightly. The lack of protrusion of any facial features makes the face look flat as a whole, an aesthetic that, although ethnically authentic, leaves some feeling dissatisfied with their appearance. The traditional idea of facial beauty includes a sharp nose with a well defined tip. Therefore, in absence of a sharp nose, the overall look of the face appears dull and flat.

Rhinoplasty is a great plastic surgery procedure to help patients improve the overall shape and size of their nose and enhance their facial aesthetics. The goal of rhinoplasty is not to create the "perfect" nose, but to create the perfect Asian nose for the Asian patient, the ideal nose for the Caucasian patient, or whatever other ethnicity is behind facial features. In our New York City facility, Dr. Kwan provides personalized care that respects the authenticity of each patient. We work to enhance facial and body features as requested by the patient, while ensuring the most natural aesthetic is retained.

Asian rhinoplasty is performed with different technique than westernized rhinoplasty. This is because the Asian nose begins as a totally different shape, flatter and broader than the Caucasian nose. For patients with a flat nose, rhinoplasty helps to build the bridge of the nose with the use of an implant. That makes the face appear more symmetrical and the eyes more proportionate to the rest of the face.

The nose bridge helps Asian patients to wear spectacles or sunglasses more comfortably. In absence of a strong nose bridge, many Asians find it difficult to wear glasses. Building up the bridge and refining the shape, a skilled surgeon is able to create more comfort. When the nose tip is more defined, it also gives a more chiseled appearance to the face, leading to greater confidence.

The nose is the most prominent and central point of the face. Therefore, it plays a key role in determining the symmetry and balance of the face. It is important that nose surgery should be performed by a surgeon who specializes in Asian rhinoplasty. The procedure must not compromise the ethnicity of the patient, and yet it should produce a substantive improvement in the facial profile. Only an experienced surgeon can achieve this goal perfectly.

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  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Tina R..
    Edmund Kwan, M.D.
    Dr. Kwan is by far the most talented surgeon I have EVER crossed paths with. I came to Dr. Kwan after an under eye fat transplant, performed 'by another' plastic surgeon, which deformed my face. It was only until I was under Dr.Kwan's care that the deformity was corrected. Dr. Kwan literally gave me back my beauty. This was a priceless feeling. That was about 4 years ago, I can assure you ever since- Dr. Kwan is the ONLY plastic surgeon I trust my face and body to. I look forward to my body contouring procedure coming up in a few weeks!! :)
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  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Mascha N.
    The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
    Mascha N.
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Rocky P.
    I was invovled in an automobile accident last May, 2013. The outcome from the emergency room left me with 5 stitches on the bridge of my nose, and the tip of my nose was missing due to the severe impact of the accident. I called and scheduled an appointment to visit Dr. Kwan so he could assess my nose. Upon arriving to the office, I was immediately impressed with the facility, service, and profesionalism of his staff. Dr. Kwan met with me and examined my nose and in detail, he explained the approach he would take in order to get my nose like brand new again.On the day of my surgery, I was met by Dr Kwan, who performed the surgery, himself. His Anestigeologist was very informative and professional as well. The outcome of Phase 1 was a success. In addition to that, the staff even called my medication into the pharmacy that way it would be ready as soon as I left the office. My nose is 98% back to normal, I now look forward to Phase 2 to be completed. After that procedure is done I am positive my nose will look absolutely perfect and I will be back to my confident self again. Thanks Dr Kwan and Staff.
    Rocky P.
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Glenn C.
    I have had several surgeries with Dr Kwan, and would recommend him highly. Liposuction of abdomen and love handles came out smooth. Upper eyelids look younger and refreshed, and the Basal Cell Cancer he cut out of my nose is not even visible, despite the fact that it was right along the rim of my left nostril.
    Glenn C.
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By T. Cannon
    I have been using Dr Kwan for over 10 years now. I have had many different procedures and all of them have turned out great. One of the breast augmentations had a crimp in the left breast and he had no problem going in to revise it to assure my satisfaction. I have always liked the way he answers each of my concerns and we go over everything for each procedure I've done several times to assure we are on the same page :) Take a list of any questions or concerns an I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .
    T. Cannon

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