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The nose is the central feature of the face, and thus can dramatically affect the appearance, either by promoting balance, harmony and beauty, or by drawing excess attention to itself and away from the eyes and mouth. Clients from diverse backgrounds often seek out an ethnic rhinoplasty Manhattan specialist in order to refine and correct nasal flaws while also preserving the unique characteristics of their culture.
In the early days of cosmetic surgery, these non-Caucasian patients had no choice but to pursue procedures that catered to the mainstream and did not honor their individualized aesthetic needs. Thankfully, today's surgeons are trained to customize their technique to each client, producing results that are organic, ethnically appropriate and supremely flattering.
Choosing the right doctor for your ethnic rhinoplasty
Ethnic rhinoplasty requires not only consummate skill and exceptional training, it also requires a highly-honed artistic sensitivity to the subtlest of traits and idiosyncrasies native to each region across the globe. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in NYC who studied with the finest mentors throughout the world, Dr. Kwak has built a distinguished reputation in the field of ethnic rhinoplasty in NYC.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Kwak, the two of you will work together to determine the most pleasing and appropriate path towards a successful outcome. While some patients may indeed desire a more “Westernized” result, this may not be right for everyone. Always eager to deliver your complete satisfaction, Dr. Kwak will take all the time necessary to listen to your goals and evaluate your concerns, mapping out a plan for transformation that is tailored to your unique anatomy and wishes. This emphasis on pre-operative clarity and communication is what truly sets the ESK practice apart, instilling confidence and ease in all of Dr. Kwak’s ethnic rhinoplasty New York clients.Get Started
Ethnic rhinoplasty technique
As Dr. Kwak works to refine and reshape the nose, he may use several advanced methods to accomplish the most attractive result. These may include employing cartilage grafts to boost the nasal structure; bridge augmentation; tip lengthening or reduction; and adjustments to the nostrils at the nasal base. In every case, his end goal is aesthetic balance, symmetry, and overall facial accord that simultaneously preserves and enhances nasal function.
Middle Eastern rhinoplasty
Dr. Kwak is an expert in the realm of Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, producing life-changing results that complement each patient’s unique ancestry, whether Arab, Armenian, or Persian. In general, a prominent nasal hump may be refined, a drooping tip lifted and reshaped, and the nose gracefully proportioned and integrated with the rest of the face. Dr. Kwak is careful to never over-operate, which allows him to preserve the beauty of each culture while producing stunning NYC ethnic rhinoplasty results.
Dr. Kwak has honed his ability to minimize nasal imperfections such as an unduly broad, flat or wide nose, unrefined nostrils or an under-defined bridge. Cartilage from the ribs or ears may be used to fortify the nasal tip or bridge shape, lending more strength to the profile. In many cases, these cosmetic changes also serve to enhance breathing and nasal functioning as a whole.
African American rhinoplasty
African American clients often request to have a wide nasal bridge reduced, or overly pronounced nostrils reshaped and redefined. In cases where an overly round tip requires more cartilage, Dr. Kwak will perform a graft using tissue from another part of the body to fortify and support the nasal structure. Over the years, Dr. Kwak has perfected his technique in African American rhinoplasty, providing enhanced results that appear beautifully natural. Where other doctors may tend towards creating a more generic European aesthetic for these clients, Dr. Kwak resists this predictable trend, rather working to reflect and honor the patient’s ethnic heritage while minimizing flaws.
Latino / Hispanic rhinoplasty
Clients of Latin or Hispanic heritage regularly seek out Dr. Kwak’s expertise in blending and balancing the features to create a facial aesthetic that is beautiful, organic-looking and functionally secure. The bridge may be too pronounced, or alternatively, too flat. The tip may be too bulbous or thick, drawing focus away from a lovely smile. Regardless of the type of imperfection to be adjusted, Dr. Kwak will work meticulously to address each client’s wishes and create an outcome that is right for that person.