NYC doctor explains eyelid ptosisA common complaint of patients of Asian descent or those who are dealing with the signs of aging is upper eyelid ptosis. Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD of NYC sees many patients with drooping upper eyelids who want to reduce the obstruction of their vision. In most cases, patients can have a surgical procedure in which the upper eyelid is elevated and muscles of the eyelid are addressed. Two muscles, the Mueller's muscle and the levator muscles, are responsible for the functioning of the upper eyelid and can be tightened to tighten the lid, opening the eyes.
Patients may experience eyelid ptosis for a variety of reasons, including:
- Naturally present (patient was born with a drooping eyelid)
- Result of injury or trauma to the area
- Normal aging process
- Loosening of the upper eyelid skin
- Damage to the nerves
- Weakened muscles around the eyes
- Specific diseases (stroke, diabetes, etc.)
Additionally, the muscles of the forehead can be addressed to help open up the eyes. It can also reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles. This can be discussed during the initial consultation appointment with Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD and his surgical team.
Patients interested in learning about upper eyelid surgery, eye lifts, and other procedures for facial reconstruction are encouraged to contact the team at Dr. Edmund Kwan, M.D. This state-of-the-art practice provides patients with surgical treatments for the face and body, and allows individuals to achieve the look they've always desired. Contact his practice today to learn about eyelid ptosis and other concerns of the face and body that can be addressed with the assistance of Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD.
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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! .