What is reconstructive facial surgery?Reconstructive facial surgery is a surgery performed on the face of a patient who suffers from some sort of deformity caused due to facial trauma from incidents like car accidents, natural birth conditions, conditions of facial bone deformity, or even soft tissue deformity. In addition, reconstructive facial surgery involves patients who have had cancer surgery which has resulted in some sort of facial deformity. Furthermore, this type of surgery is ideal for patients who suffer from scars and disfigurements which have been caused by some other facial surgery. For all of these conditions and situations, reconstructive facial surgery is the best answer.
Sometimes, when patients undergo various other facial surgeries, they are left with conditions like "Bell's Palsy" or different types of facial nerve injuries. As a result of such injuries, patients suffer from the partial drooping down of the face on one side. This is because the muscle of facial expression doesn’t function normally as it did before. Patients who suffer from facial nerve injuries can suffer from droopy eyelids, droopy brows and even a completely droopy face.
All in all, due to nerve damage caused from various facial surgeries, patients can be left with an unaesthetic and asymmetrical facial appearance.
Similar to other surgeries, one of the most common complications following a reconstructive surgery is bleeding. However, with facial reconstructive surgeries, it is very uncommon.
One of the more serious complications following a reconstructive facial surgery is the lack of symmetry in the final result. In such a situation, the two sides of the face may not look perfectly similar causing an unaesthetic and undesirable appearance.
Most plastic surgeons perform reconstructive facial surgeries in their own certified office operating room. Since some of these surgeries are fairly extensive, their duration can extend up to three to five hours. However, this surgery can be done as a complete outpatient procedure.
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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.
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! .