Cheekbone Reduction

One of the most popular procedures among Dr. Edmund Kwan's Asian patients is cheekbone reduction. Prominent cheekbones are a common feature in many Asians, and can be a source of embarrassment and self-consciousness for some. This is because large cheekbones can give the face a widened appearance. But as with all things, there is a solution. Extensive experience in facial reconstruction and ethnic surgery has helped Dr. Kwan to develop a special technique for narrowing the face.

Dr. Kwan narrows the face through a cheekbone reduction procedure. The first step involves breaking the patient's cheekbone. It is then reconfigured into the new position. The cheekbone will then settle into the new position as it heals, which eliminates the need for plates and wires that have been used in the past for this process.
Cheek Reduction New York City - Cheekbone Reduction, Before
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Cheek Reduction New York City - Cheekbone Reduction, After
After
*Individual results may vary

Once Dr. Kwan has evaluated the width of the cheekbones, he may suggest filing it down. This procedure is done through a small incision within the mouth, and is a much less invasive procedure. This particular option provides patients with faster recovery times and provides effective results for mild to moderate changes.

Patients considering a cheekbone reduction are encouraged to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Kwan to determine their eligibility for surgery and find out if they are a proper candidate. Patients must have realistic expectations regarding the results, and must fully understand the risks and benefits of undergoing a surgical procedure such as this. Patients should also schedule time for healing and recovery to reduce risks such as infection.

Dr. Kwan is experienced in providing surgical solutions for patients of Asian ethnicity, and works closely with patients to help them address imperfections that may make them self-conscious or embarrassed. Prominent features such as cheekbones can be addressed with reconstructive surgery like cheekbone reduction, and patients should educate themselves on whether or not this would be a beneficial solution to their concerns.

Dr. Kwan strongly believes that there is no need for a person to feel miserable about his or her appearance. Talk to Dr. Kwan today to find out more about aesthetic solutions that are customized for individual desires.

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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!! :)
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Mascha N.
    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.
    Mascha N.
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    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.
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    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.
    Glenn C.
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By T. Cannon
    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! .
    T. Cannon
*Individual results may vary

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