Technically known as “rhinoplasty,” the “nose job” involves altering a facial feature that plays a central role in your overall appearance, health and wellbeing. Your nose removes irritants and conditions and filters air. So, when you have a problem with your nose, it can have far-reaching consequences for every aspect of your life. A custom designed nose implant in Queens NY at the Flushing office of Edmund Kwan, MD is among those rhinoplasty procedures that can transform your confidence and quality of life – for the better.
A surgeon with expertise in nasal problems
Due to the nature of this most prominent feature, problems with your nose can have both cosmetic and functional implications; for instance, if the septum that separates the right and left nostrils is “deviated” or crooked, this condition can block one side of your nose, reducing airflow and making breathing difficult. A deviated septum is visible when you look in the mirror; your nose can appear crooked and one nostril may be noticeably smaller than the other.
As a Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Edmund Kwan is as adept at reshaping noses for cosmetic reasons as he is at correcting congenital and traumatic nasal conditions or disfigurement that can interfere with healthy respiration. Often, when people refer to “nasal implants,” they’re referring to a procedure to correct nasal congestion, and blockage. It’s estimated that more than 20 million Americans suffer from these symptoms, either due to structural nasal abnormalities or swollen nasal passages. Since nasal breathing accounts for around 70 percent of the air that flows into the lungs, blockages that limit airflow affects many things – be it when you’re at rest, trying to sleep or trying to concentrate at work, or, particularly, when you’re exercising or exerting yourself. It can disrupt your performance and productivity, on the job and at play.
As with other types of implants inserted into the body to replicate natural tissues, nasal implants are made from a variety of synthetic or biological materials designed to integrate well (without complications) with surrounding structures. Implants come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and Dr. Kwan applies his skill and artistry to customize each implant to your specific characteristics and goals. A precisely sculpted implant is generally inserted through a very small incision, which minimizes scarring. Risks associated with nasal implant procedures are like other facial surgical procedures, and include bruising, inflammation, discomfort, irritation, and infection. These risks are minimized by partnering with a skilled and experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon such as Dr. Kwan, and by following his pre- and post-operative instructions. Dr. Kwan has performed thousands of these and other procedures from his AAAASF-certified ambulatory surgical facility, and enlists the expertise of a Board-certified anesthesiologist for the safe administration of a sedative customized to you, to maintain a comfortable and pleasant experience.
Following a personalized, complimentary consultation, nasal implants might be recommended if you:
- Desire improvement in the dorsal or bridge area of your nose
- Require additional height to correct a flat nose
- Wish to add definition to the nasal tip
- Want to correct collapse on one side of the nose, which achieves a straighter appearance
- Need to support a droopy nasal tip
Nasal implants may also be recommended should you require a revision of a previous rhinoplasty procedure; for instance, another surgeon may have removed too much cartilage. Implants skillfully planned and placed by Dr. Kwan can “save” your nose, achieving the appearance you wanted from your initial rhinoplasty.
Furthermore, Dr. Kwan is adept at reshaping and contouring the nose with a variety of other techniques, in addition to implants. He has leveraged 20-plus years of experience to successfully remove unwanted humps, narrow the span of the nostrils, change the angle between the lip and nose, and much more. He may also discuss a nonsurgical injectable treatment to subtly change the appearance of the nose, which can have a big impact on your profile. These changes may be seen during your consultation, thanks to Dr. Kwan’s Vectra 3D imaging technology, which allows you to “try on” your procedure before you “buy it.”
Due to the nose’s central location, even minor reconstruction-related imperfections are impossible to miss. Trust such an important procedure to the best, an experienced surgeon Board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures. You’ll also appreciate Dr. Kwan’s vast experience treating patients across a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds and budgets. So, you can trust that results will look natural while retaining your authentic identity (and without breaking the bank!). Call (718) 661 4580 to schedule a consultation at the Flushing office. If our Manhattan or New Jersey locations are closer to your home or workplace, call [phone1] or (201) 947 3636 .