Breast ReconstructionBreast cancer survivors often suffer embarrassment following a mastectomy. In addition to cosmetic concerns, this can be especially traumatic emotionally, as it may almost feel like the cancer has stolen part of their femininity. According to studies, women who undergo reconstructive breast surgery following cancer treatment enjoy greater self-confidence, a better self-image, an improved sense of wellbeing, and a stronger feeling of femininity.
Dr. Kwan of New York City offers premier reconstructive surgical treatments, designed to help patients restore their health, appearance, and confidence. He and his exceptional team are dedicated to improving patients' quality of life, health, and wellbeing. Although the benefits of breast reconstruction are tremendous, it is important to have realistic expectations. The procedure will leave scars, and an unclothed reconstructed breast will not look exactly like a natural breast.
Reconstructive surgery is intended to construct a naturally shaped breast mound, restoring a healthy and attractive body shape. This allows the patient to wear what she wants, attend social events without feeling self-conscious, and never worry that people will notice she's had a mastectomy.
If you have not yet had breast cancer surgery, you will need to tell your oncologist if you are considering cosmetic reconstruction. It is best for the procedures to be coordinated in a comprehensive treatment plan. Depending on the specific situation, reconstruction may be performed in the same appointment as the mastectomy, or it may be arranged several months or even years after the initial surgery.
There are two common types of reconstructive techniques used for cancer patients. One is implant-based reconstruction, which uses a breast implant to add volume and shape. The other option is flap-based reconstruction, which uses donor tissue from the patient to augment the breast. The choice of techniques will depend on factors such as the type of cancer, anatomical considerations, and your overall cancer treatment plan. We will explain which options are available to you, and help you choose the best solution for your health and happiness.
If you are considering breast reconstruction surgery in New York City, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kwan.
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- Brow Lift
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Dr. Kwan is by far the most talented surgeon I have EVER crossed paths with. I came to Dr. Kwan after an under eye fat transplant, performed 'by another' plastic surgeon, which deformed my face. It was only until I was under Dr.Kwan's care that the deformity was corrected. Dr. Kwan literally gave me back my beauty. This was a priceless feeling. That was about 4 years ago, I can assure you ever since- Dr. Kwan is the ONLY plastic surgeon I trust my face and body to. I look forward to my body contouring procedure coming up in a few weeks!! :)
The staff treated me very kindly, with respect and genuine smiles. Dr Kwan is a real professional in my opinion. He took the time to listen to my story, addressed my concerns and took his time to walk me through the process and give me his opinion and explanation on his recommendation. I had my surgery in his practice and we went over everything again before I met up with the anesthesiologist, who was equally as nice and professional as everyone else at his practice. We started counting bikes ... and after bike #6 I fell a sleep. When I woke up, he was there to tell me I did great and before I knew it I was in a taxi cab back home with my best friend who came to pick me up. So I don't know if this is typical, but I had no pain whatsoever after the surgery. . I am very very happy with the results. Dr Kwan did an amazing job and I couldn't be more pleased.
I was invovled in an automobile accident last May, 2013. The outcome from the emergency room left me with 5 stitches on the bridge of my nose, and the tip of my nose was missing due to the severe impact of the accident. I called and scheduled an appointment to visit Dr. Kwan so he could assess my nose. Upon arriving to the office, I was immediately impressed with the facility, service, and profesionalism of his staff. Dr. Kwan met with me and examined my nose and in detail, he explained the approach he would take in order to get my nose like brand new again.On the day of my surgery, I was met by Dr Kwan, who performed the surgery, himself. His Anestigeologist was very informative and professional as well. The outcome of Phase 1 was a success. In addition to that, the staff even called my medication into the pharmacy that way it would be ready as soon as I left the office. My nose is 98% back to normal, I now look forward to Phase 2 to be completed. After that procedure is done I am positive my nose will look absolutely perfect and I will be back to my confident self again. Thanks Dr Kwan and Staff.
I have had several surgeries with Dr Kwan, and would recommend him highly. Liposuction of abdomen and love handles came out smooth. Upper eyelids look younger and refreshed, and the Basal Cell Cancer he cut out of my nose is not even visible, despite the fact that it was right along the rim of my left nostril.
I have been using Dr Kwan for over 10 years now. I have had many different procedures and all of them have turned out great. One of the breast augmentations had a crimp in the left breast and he had no problem going in to revise it to assure my satisfaction. I have always liked the way he answers each of my concerns and we go over everything for each procedure I've done several times to assure we are on the same page :) Take a list of any questions or concerns an I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .
*Individual results may vary