Why would someone want to reduce their cheek structure?In Western cultures, the presence of a fairly high cheekbone is considered a sign of beauty. Many of the contemporary fashion models have higher cheekbones, and some of them even seek to get cheek implants to further increase the height of their cheeks.
However, if a person’s cheekbone is so high that it’s much higher in proportion to the rest of his or her face and if it’s also wider than usual, then it could actually dent on the appearance of their face. Resulting from such a cheekbone is facial disproportion which will in turn result in a patient’s face to look deformed and unpleasing. The upper portion of such patients’ faces will look very wide in relation to the lower portion.
In many Asians, the problem of disproportion between the upper portion and the lower portion of their faces exist. In most of them, the cheekbone is both too wide and too big. Such types of patients are the ideal candidates for cheekbone reduction surgery.
Following a cheekbone reduction surgery, a patient’s face will appear to be narrower than before and the pre-surgery unaesthetic cheekbones will be less prominent. In patients who had very wide and higher cheekbones, the achieved aesthetic result can be very dramatic. Through the reduction of the cheekbone, the facial proportion which wasn’t present earlier will be restored resulting in an improved patient appearance. However, in some patients, the achieved result will be very subtle if their cheekbone wasn’t that much higher and/or wider prior to the surgery.
Therefore, the intensity of the results achieved through a cheekbone reduction surgery heavily depends on the prior surgical condition and patient expectations. For example, some patients opt to have their cheekbone reduced as much as possible while others may want it reduced only a small amount.
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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.
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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! .