Rhinoplasty nose reshaping surgery
in the NYC tri-state area
While many people think of a rhinoplasty as simply reduction of the size of a person’s nose, this popular surgical procedure is versatile and can be done to reshape the nose in several ways—for both cosmetic and medical or reconstructive reasons. Dr. Edmund Kwan, renowned plastic surgeon in the Manhattan and NYC tri-state area, has many years of experience helping his clients achieve a more ideal nose shape while preserving their ethnic identity so they can feel confident in their appearance.
A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is done to modify the structure or shape of the nose in one or more ways. It is a versatile procedure, but one that relies on the skill and artistry of the cosmetic surgeon to achieve aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results that are in line with your goals and expectations. Dr. Edmund Kwan takes the time to learn about your preferences, including what you like and don’t like about your facial appearance, so that he can reshape your nose in a way that enhances your best facial features while maintaining your unique identity.
Types of nose reshaping that can be achieved with rhinoplasty
Dr. Kwan is highly experienced and skilled at a variety of nose reshaping techniques. Common reasons that patients may choose to undergo a rhinoplasty include:
- Altering the shape of the nose, such as at the bridge or the tip
- Reducing or increasing the size of the nose
- Removing a hump from the nose
- Modifying the angle between the nose and the upper lip
- Narrowing the nostril span
- Correcting nose birth defects
- Reconstructing the nose after traumatic injury
- Altering the nose structure to resolve problems with breathing
The rhinoplasty procedure
Rhinoplasties are typically done on an outpatient basis, which means that you do not need to stay in the hospital overnight. There are many different techniques that can be used to perform a rhinoplasty, which depend on your specific nose, what type of reshaping will be done, and the extent of the reshaping. Because of this, Dr. Kwan will walk you through the details about the procedure you will undergo. In general, patients are put under general anesthesia so that they are completely asleep during the operation; however, in some cases, local anesthesia and a sedative are enough to keep you comfortable, relaxed, and pain-free throughout the procedure. Dr. Kwan will create incisions in discreet areas—typically within your nostrils and occasionally at the base of your nose—to minimize scarring. Then, he reshapes the structures of your nose, such as the cartilage and bone, using precise methods to achieve excellent results.
Rhinoplasties Before and After
Done By Dr. Kwan
After your surgery
Most patients need to wear a nasal splint for about a week after their surgery. Depending on the extent of the procedure that was performed, you may experience some bruising around your nose and eyes, as well as some swelling. This typically subsides within a few days. It can take some time for your nose to completely heal and for the final shape of your nose to be revealed—up to six months in some cases—but within a few weeks, there are generally no noticeable signs that you had a surgical procedure done and you can return to your normal social schedule. Dr. Kwan will discuss surgical after-care in depth with you, such as how long to minimize strenuous activity and how to manage pain, so you have the best chances for an optimal recovery.
Good candidates for rhinoplasty
Many patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose are good candidates for rhinoplasty surgery. In general, you need to be in good general health, both physically and mentally, prior to undergoing the procedure so that you have the best chance for an optimal recovery. Smoking will increase the risk of complications and slow down recovery after your procedure. Rhinoplasty surgery should only be done once a person’s facial growth is complete, which means that it is not a good option for younger patients.
One of the most important considerations in determining whether a rhinoplasty is right for you is whether you have realistic expectations about the procedure and the results it can achieve. Dr. Kwan performs a thorough evaluation of your overall health, nasal structure, and other facial features to help determine the best way to achieve your desired results. This may include taking photographs and measurements of your face, asking you questions about your medical history, and learning about lifestyle factors that may impact the success of the surgery. He also takes ample time to learn about your goals for the procedure and what results you are seeking. In some cases, Dr. Kwan may suggest a slightly different direction for the procedure to help you achieve the most balanced, aesthetically pleasing results that work well with your underlying bone structure and other facial features.
The consultation is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions that you have, and we are just a phone call away if you remember a question after your appointment. Anxiety or stress about the procedure is normal, and one of the best ways to combat it is to be well-informed, so you know what to expect. To this end, Dr. Kwan will discuss what you should expect before, during, and after the surgery, what specific techniques he will use, and what costs will be involved. Even though Dr. Kwan has an upscale location, his prices are competitive, particularly when you consider his level of expertise and skill in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Learn more in a personalized consultation
If you have ever felt like the appearance of your nose is holding you back in life, then there has never been a better time to act. While the idea of surgically altering your nose may be daunting, Dr. Kwan and his team of professionals will guide you every step of the way so you can feel confident about your path towards a facial appearance you can feel confident about. With three locations in the NYC tri-state area, including downtown Manhattan, Flushing, and Fort Lee, his office is never far away from work or home. Call (212) 734-4488 to schedule your personalized consultation today.
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Your nose is more than its size!
Dr. Edmund Kwan knows the appearance of your nose is a sum of its parts. Whether you’re after smaller nostrils or a smoother, bump-free profile, rhinoplasty does it all – transforming this central feature of your face. Book your complimentary consultation today, and see the results right away (thanks to the Vectra 3D imaging system!).