What is reconstructive surgery?Reconstructive surgery refers to a branch of plastic surgery that involves restoration of the damaged portion of a patient’s face or another body part. Reconstructive surgery is usually required if a patient has been involved in a car accident or has sustained serious injuries in a fall or suffered an assault. In such cases, the bone and soft tissue are generally damaged, causing disfiguring of the face or another body part.
Burn patients may also require reconstructive plastic surgery to repair the injured skin. If a patient has undergone surgery to remove tumors or mastectomy for breast cancer, reconstructive surgery may be necessary to repair the physical disfigurement.
In some cases, the patient may have suffered a nerve injury in the face, resulting in partial facial paralysis. This condition may also be corrected with reconstructive surgery. Some patients wish to have their birth defects removed from their face. Reconstructive plastic surgery may help such patients achieve their goals, as well.
Reconstructive surgery must be performed only by a qualified plastic surgeon with sufficient past experience in handling such cases. Use of the most advanced surgical techniques and facilities must be made, and only then can the patient expect to achieve the desired results. There is a wide range of patients who may need reconstructive surgery. The surgeon must understand the history of the patient and the cause of the deformity in order to perform an appropriate corrective procedure.
Reconstructive surgery is not only aimed at restoring the physical appearance, but also improving the functionality of the affected areas. This is what makes it a critical branch of plastic surgery. By restoring the aesthetics and functionality of the damaged parts, this surgery can give the patient a new lease on life. It brings back the patient's self-confidence and can help him or her resume a normal life once again.
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Edmund Kwan, M.D.
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!! :)
Reviewed by Tina R.
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! .