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We see compliments in your future! Plastic surgeon explains the process of facelift surgery in Fort Lee, NJ

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Over time, we begin to feel more comfortable in our skin. With time, however, our skin changes. The loss of elasticity promotes expression lines, wrinkles, and saggy, loose skin. The effects of gravity, UV exposure, and other environmental and lifestyle factors take their toll. Edmund Kwan, MD appreciates that patients don’t want to look like someone else; they want to look like a refreshed and healthier version of themselves. One of the biggest compliments Dr. Kwan and his team can get is when patients tell them, “My friends didn’t know I’d had work done. They just thought I looked better than ever.” As an Asian plastic surgeon, Dr. Kwan also appreciates that retaining that identity also involves retaining one’s heritage and ethnicity. During a complimentary consultation, your trusted, board-certified Fort Lee plastic surgeon explains the process of facelift surgery, as well as alternative treatments that may be recommended to suit your lifestyle and goals. In addition to the New Jersey office, patients may wish to schedule a consultation at the Manhattan office or Queens office in Flushing.

Consultation first; compliments later

All successful procedures start with a visit to one of Edmund Kwan, MD’s NYC-area offices, where he evaluates your face, medical history, and chats with you to determine your suitability for the many different treatments available at the specialty practice. There are many non-invasive products that can be used to improve the appearance of crow’s feet and other types of expression lines and marionette and smile lines around the nose and mouth and to replenish sunken areas such as the apples of the cheeks. These options generally include injectables like Botox and dermal fillers like Restylane and Sculptra. Botox, for instance, may even be used as a “preventive” treatment to halt the development of lines on the forehead, around the eyes, and between the eyebrows. Those patients with earlier signs of aging may be great candidates for “liquid facelifts” with a combination of skillfully administered neuromodulators like Botox and injectable fillers. All that said, there are limitations to what you can achieve with non-invasive treatments alone.

Generally, you may be a suitable candidate for facelift surgery (or rhytidectomy, as it’s known in medical circles) if:

  • You’re bothered by very loose, heavy skin.
  • You’re healthy and don’t have medical conditions that would interfere with a healthy recovery.
  • You don’t smoke or use tobacco products. Tobacco can impair with your body’s natural ability to heal following facelift surgery.
  • You have a positive yet realistic outlook. Youthful features can be restored with Dr. Kwan’s skill and artistry; yet, competent facelift surgery isn’t about fundamentally changing your looks. And that’s what so many patients love about partnering with Edmund Kwan, MD to achieve their goals. The post-surgery face looking back at them in the mirror is not different, it’s

As we like to say about other types of cosmetic treatments, surgical procedures can reset the clock but time marches on regardless.

Steps to a stunningly well-rested refreshed you

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If you’re among those patients who is a great candidate for a facelift, your surgery will be performed at Edmund Kwan, MD’s AAAASF-certified ambulatory surgical facility. We’ve successfully performed thousands of procedures at this facility, so all the safeguards are in place to help you feel more confident about your treatment. Dr. Kwan will discuss more on what you can expect before, during, and after treatment; however, generally:

  • Anesthesia is administered for ultimate comfort. Our ambulatory operating room is equipped to use various forms of sedation, including general and local anesthesia and IV sedation.
  • Incisions are made that correspond to the type and degree of improvement that is desired. As with other treatments, there are many variations on the facelift procedure; for instance, mini and full or standard facelift, as well as neck or forehead lifts.
  • Through these incisions, tissues and muscles are sculpted and redistributed.
  • Over the lifted contours, skin is repositioned.
  • Excess tissues are removed as needed.
  • Incisions are closed.

Prior to surgery, Dr. Kwan will also go over what to expect following the procedure and instructions for a healthy and efficient recovery. Proper preparation is a must, so it’s important that you follow any instructions regarding tapering or altering herbal supplements and other products that can affect surgical outcomes and healing. Since Edmund Kwan, MD doesn’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions, call the Fort Lee office at 201 947 3636 to schedule a complimentary consultation and go over treatment options tailored to you.


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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.
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    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.
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    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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