Nose reshaping is the third most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States, following only breast augmentation and liposuction as the surgeries most frequently performed by plastic surgeons. While three of the top five surgical procedures focused on the body, three of the top five minimally-invasive or nonsurgical treatments focused on the face. Why are so many people willing to go under the knife to transform their noses? The nose is a central feature of the face. It’s hard to miss! A well-shaped nose contributes heavily to overall facial balance, while an overly large nose, or one with humps, bumps, an upturned tip or nostrils, or other distracting characteristics can have the opposite effect and detract from your attractive, harmonious appearance. Noses come in all shapes and sizes, so board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edmund Kwan will recommend the best technique to enhance this all-important facial feature. He and his team at Edmund Kwan, MD also have extensive experience treating many different types of patients. His experience and knowledge of Asian Nose Rhinoplasty in Queens NY helps to achieve the enhancement you desire.
First and foremost, it’s important to select a plastic surgeon with the technical aptitude to precisely and safely perform surgery in the delicate areas around the nose and eyes. Dr. Kwan is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only certifying body for plastic surgeons. Board certification means he is highly qualified to perform your rhinoplasty, after demonstrating expertise in the plastic surgery field and meeting rigorous requirements set forth by the ABPS for eligibility. The most common procedure Dr. Kwan performs is eyelid surgery, so he’s accustomed to getting desirable results for patients undergoing technically precise treatments in delicate areas.
Second, Dr. Kwan has a diverse client base. One of the reasons eyelid surgery is so popular at his office is due to the number of patients of Asian descent who trust their appearance and health to him. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect.” There is peace of mind that he understands the differences between Asian and anatomy and the anatomy of patients of other ethnicities. Dissatisfaction with results at other surgeon’s facilities sometimes arises due to a misunderstanding of what constitutes “Asian beauty.” At Edmund Kwan, MD we celebrate and enhance your natural features and preserve your heritage. Likewise, if you want a specific celebrity’s nose, for instance, it’s our responsibility to recommend those enhancements best suited to your unique needs. There are many factors plastic surgeons account for when planning your treatment, including the relationship of your nose to other features. Unless you could pass for that celebrity’s “twin,” recreating his or her nose may not be the best option. However, you must feel comfortable with recommended changes, so should your opinion and goals differ from what the doctor recommends, you may need to seek out a second opinion.
There are many different ways to improve the nose. Because it’s such a prominent feature, when your nose is improved, so goes the rest of your face! Confidence soars. Generally, rhinoplasties involve resizing and narrowing, or reshaping humps, depressions, nostrils and tips. Like a sculptor, Dr. Kwan adeptly molds your features, which demands a high level of artistry along with the type of qualifications demonstrated through ABPS certification. Some of the most common changes our Asian patients may request or require include:
There are wide variations among people of similar backgrounds, so it’s important to have a thorough consultation with you and to actually see the concerns you have. Depending on your goals, Dr. Kwan may suggest using a tissue-friendly material such as bone cement to augment the nose. Keep in mind that even the most “simple” of rhinoplasties really aren’t. Nasal function must be balanced with cosmetic enhancements. You’re in good hands with plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist Dr. Kwan and procedures performed at his certified ambulatory surgery facility. To gain certification through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Edmund Kwan MD’s surgical center complies with the most stringent set of applicable standards available nationally. Dr. Kwan has safely performed thousands of procedures there. Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling the Flushing office at (718) 661 4580 . We also have Manhattan and Fort Lee locations for your convenience.