Focus On: Asian Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. Central to your overall look and the harmony of your facial features, any irregularities with the size and shape of your nose can be especially noticeable.
Asian rhinoplasty does not generalize all patients of Asian descent or make them all look a certain way. Rather, Dr. Kwak takes into account each patient’s individual facial structure and cosmetic goals and customizes each procedure.
Some patients have common concerns about the shape of their nose, which can include:
- An undefined nasal bridge
- A bulbous or wide tip
- Wide or flared nostrils
- Thick skin that makes the tip appear undefined
- Nose is imbalanced in relation to other facial features
Aside from aesthetic concerns, rhinoplasty can also be used to address structural problems that can make breathing more difficult. Problems with breathing can cause discomfort, shortness of breath, and sleep disorders. Your rhinoplasty procedure will be individualized to fit your needs.
Dr. Kwak is an experienced NYC surgeon who has an artistic eye for making the nose look natural and harmonious. A nose that blends in with the rest of your features can bring the focus away from your nose and bring balance to your face.
Advanced surgical techniques typically allow for discreet incisions. In some cases, the incisions can be placed inside the nose for completely concealed scars.
Structural improvements can help you breathe easier and may improve your quality of sleep. You may be surprised how a few small adjustments can improve your self-confidence and functionality.
During your nose job, cartilage can be removed or added in strategic locations to alter the shape of your nose. There are two common techniques for rhinoplasty: open and closed. During closed rhinoplasty the incisions are placed inside the nose. This type of nose job is best for those who simply need structural changes or when additional aesthetic changes are simple.
Open rhinoplasty is performed using a small incision made at the base of the nostrils, allowing for better access to the nasal structure for detailed aesthetic changes. The resulting scar is hardly noticeable and easily concealed.
Dr. Kwak will discuss all available options during your initial consultation in New York City and help you decide which technique is appropriate based on your desired changes.
Recovery will vary among patients based on individual healing and the extent of the surgery. Most nose job recipients will need approximately two weeks of initial healing time. Avoid strenuous activities and actions that may put you at risk for bumping or otherwise injuring your nose.
After about one week you will be able to resume light activity. Most patients will wait another week before returning to work. Dr. Kwak and the rest of our compassionate staff will be available to answer questions during your recovery.
Natural Looking results
Dr. Kwak has the experience and deep understanding of the nasal structure to successfully alter the shape of your nose in a way that brings harmony to your features and looks completely natural. Your ethnic background is a special consideration, and Dr. Kwak will help you look your best without abandoning your unique characteristics.
Dr. Edward Kwak is one of Manhattan’s premier facial plastic surgeons. Book your first consultation now! Call our clinic at 212.229.1100 or shoot us an email anytime at [email protected]! We can’t wait to hear from you.