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Transform your face and confidence with safe, straightforward forehead contouring in Queens NY

Dr. Kwan is experienced with also treating irregularities to the forehead caused by congenital conditions and other trauma.

When many people think of beautiful facial features, they may consider bright eyes and full lips before a curved, smooth forehead. But the forehead represents a quarter to almost 50 percent of the facial surface area. So, it’s importance can’t be overstated. The upper face also forms the platform for “age estimation,” so it tends to be the focus of patients seeking facial improvement. Researchers have actually found, in studies where eye tracking is used, subjects tended to hover on the upper part of the face. They scrutinized it more than any other area. It’s no wonder so much time is spent perfecting the perfect eyebrow!

While you may manipulate brows to suit the style or your face, Edmund Kwan MD can alter the canvas itself, which can also transform the appearance of your brows and other facial features. It’s amazing to consider how much the simple procedure of forehead contouring in Queens NY can improve overall appearance – achieving greater symmetry and harmony with other facial characteristics. We see the dramatic difference time and again with our satisfied patients.

A unique skillset

By far, the most common type of forehead cosmetic surgery is limited to soft tissues – such as brow lifting – or nonsurgical treatments like Botox that are designed to soften frown lines and worry furrows. But bony contour problems are every bit as important as soft tissue issues or concerns involving other parts of the face, such as the nose or cheeks. These areas are regularly addressed by surgeons.

You may benefit from forehead contouring if any of the following characteristics sound like you:

  • You’re bothered by a flat or depressed forehead.
  • You feel your forehead contrasts unfavorably with other features; for example, a strong nose or a pointy chin.
  • The resulting appearance, especially in profile, is overly heavy – a bulky jawline.

Contouring the forehead can help to balance out these features, creating beautiful proportions.

Done with or without a brow lift, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edmund Kwan makes minimal incisions to access the tissues that are in need of correction. Since they’re adeptly placed within the hairline, they’re not visible. Your hair grows right through the incisions! The skin also drapes naturally over the treated area.

You and Dr. Kwan may opt for a biocompatible or tissue-friendly bone cement, which is molded to correct irregularities and reshape the forehead. Bone cement has been used safely for decades and, when prepared and manipulated by a surgeon with experience using this material for forehead contouring, the risks of infection and other complications are remote. In general, this product offers excellent opportunities to recontour and lasting effects because it provides superior stability. It’s also difficult to distinguish bone cement from natural bony tissue.

Safe treatment, outstanding results

Dr. Edmund Kwan applies experience with diverse patients, including Asians,

Depending on each patient’s unique facial anatomy and needs, techniques such as burring may be combined for forehead reduction. But bony surgery is generally very predictable, especially on a long-term basis. It’s also very straightforward; when filling in bony deficiencies, the process can be as simple as mixing the proper consistency of bone cement and applying it to the treatment areas for sculpting by our skilled surgeon. As a reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Kwan is experienced with also treating irregularities to the forehead caused by congenital conditions and other trauma. As a surgeon with extensive experience treating patients of Asian descent, he balances each individual’s goals with preserving his or her ethnic identity. He is compassionate and understanding of each patient’s personal needs and unique desires for cosmetic improvement.

As with any surgery, there are a few risks. But usually the process is well-tolerated by patients and swelling of this area of the face often subsides before other facial areas. Some numbness or other sensation-oriented changes, as well as bruising, are not uncommon in the days following surgery. Follow instructions as provided by Dr. Kwan and related to physical activity. Strenuous exercise should be avoided to start and resting with your head elevated and with an ice pack or cold compress aids in the healing process. Over the longer term, you enjoy your new look and newfound confidence, without lingering scars. They gradually fade and are usually well-hidden at the top of the head, concealed by your hair.

For more information on options to beautify a flat or otherwise undesirable forehead, contact Edmund Kwan, MD to schedule a consultation at one of our three convenient offices in Manhattan, Flushing, or New Jersey.

 

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  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - reviews by Tina R
    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!! :)
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews 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.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews Rocky P
    I was involved 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 professionalism 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 Anesthesiologist 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 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.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews 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 and I guarantee you will love your results no matter what procedure he is doing for you! .
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