Scar Removal

Scars come in a variety of shapes and sizes based on the ethnic background and skin type of the patient. Dr. Kwan provides precise treatment to help improve the look of the skin by minimizing or improving the appearance of various types of scars.
Scar Removal NYC - Before
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Scar Removal NYC - After
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Dr. Kwan's Scar Removal Treatment is provided in our offices in New York City, Flushing, and New Jersey, and is based on the following categorization of scars:

Hypertrophic Scarring: This type of scarring can be seen as raised red lumps on the skin. Prime causes of such scars include infection, poorly closed wound or tension. Since hypertrophic scars do not spread to areas outside the original wound, their appearance is more likely to improve with time.

Keloid Scars are of a more serious nature as they tend to spread out to areas outside the original wound and may evolve into a tumorous growth. Keloid scars take on a thick and large appearance. They are usually redder or darker than the surrounding skin. Keloids may be itchy and / or painful. They may have irregular borders and appear shiny or dull. Not everyone is prone to the development of keloid scars, which often appear on areas where there is little underlying fatty tissue. Those who do develop this type of scar benefit greatly from precision removal, which facilitates both emotional and physical wellbeing.

Widespread Scars: This category of scars is most commonly found in "moving" areas of the body such as the arms and legs.

Through the Scar Removal Treatment, Dr. Kwan carefully removes excess scar tissues and reduces the visibility of the scar. With his expert judgment, Dr. Kwan may recommend injection of steroids or application of a silicone (silastic) gel to flatten the scar.

There is no need for you to live with a scarred personality and confidence simply because your appearance is scarred. A single sitting with Dr. Kwan will help you realize how his unmatched track record can help you realize all your aesthetic dreams and expectations. Contact one of our conveniently located offices today to schedule your one on one consultation with Board Certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edmund Kwan.

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    5  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - reviews
    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.
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Rocky P.
    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.
    Rocky P.
  • Rating: 5 NYC Plastic Surgeon - Five Star Reviews By Glenn C.
    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

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