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Get the nose you’ve always wanted – Queens NY surgeon understands Asian patients’ rhinoplasty needs

A board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edmund Kwan

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.

Skills and results you can trust

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.

What a nose job can do for you

There are many different ways to improve the nose.

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:

  • Narrowing the nose
  • Adding height to the bridge
  • Boosting projection from the bridge to the tip
  • Correcting wide nostrils

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.


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  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - reviews by Tina R
    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!! :)
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews 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.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews Rocky P
    I was involved 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 professionalism 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 Anesthesiologist 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.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews 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.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews 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 and I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .
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