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Why might Asian patients in the NY area consider Asian rhinoplasty?

Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD helps hundreds of patients every year in the NY area feel more confidence by addressing imperfections of the body with plastic surgery solutions. From breast augmentation to liposuction, he can help maintain one’s natural appearance while enhancing specific areas of the face and body. One common treatment done in his practice is Asian rhinoplasty.

Asian rhinoplasty, also known as Asian nose surgery, is a cosmetic procedure done to enhance the appearance of the nose for patients of Asian descent. While Caucasian patients who are considering nasal surgeries often want to make the nose smaller, Asian patients sometimes desire to have the nose look larger. Asian noses tend to be not nearly as high and may not project outward as much as is desired. Their noses may also require refinement of both the tip and the nostrils. By knowing the cultural aesthetic preferences, Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD can provide amazing results.

Patients of Asian descent often have thicker skin, more sebaceous glands, and thin, weak cartilage. This often leads to a flatter, lower nose. The nostrils may look “flared.” Asians also have a flatter face between the eyes and the lip and the bridge of the nose may start very low in the face. By re-proportioning the nose, patients can enjoy a more aesthetic appearance while maintaining the cultural differences that make them unique.

Patients considering Asian rhinoplasty in the NY area can start the process with an initial consultation. During this appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD, patients can discuss their concerns with a professional and undergo a series of x-rays. These x-rays can help the doctor determine if nose surgery is the most suitable solution for their needs. If so desired, patients can also ask to see before and after photos of past patients to see what his artistic eye and talent can produce.

Once patients have discussed the procedure at length with Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD, they can schedule their procedure. This procedure is done in the office as an outpatient surgery and is performed under general anesthesia for patient comfort.

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