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NYC area patients ask, is breast reduction worth it?

There are many breast surgery treatments available for patients in the NYC area who want to either enlarge their breasts or reduce them. When patients are dealing with problems associated with large breasts, they may begin to wonder: is breast reduction worth it?

Patients with very large breasts have a number of problems and concerns that may develop. They may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about the size of their breasts and feel as though they are receiving the wrong attention. They may be discouraged when others are looking at their chest instead of at their face when talking to them. They may feel as though it is difficult to find clothing that allows them to be modest and comfortable. Many patients with large breasts hide their bodies under oversized clothing to limit the attention their breasts may attract.

Outside of emotional concerns, patients may also experience medical problems. They may notice they experience chronic back aches, shoulder pain, and headaches. They may be unable to stand properly and enjoy appropriate posture which can reduce discomfort on the spine and upper back. Patients with very large breasts may be limited in how much they can move and exercise, resulting in overall higher weight. Patients may also be dealing with indentations, pain, and discomfort caused by tight bra straps on the shoulders due to the weight of their breasts. Sometimes, breasts can be too large for comfort and can have negative effects on one’s quality of life—which is when breast reduction becomes a real solution.

Many of the patients who have visited Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD for breast reduction surgery have been ecstatic in the results. They like how he sculpts the breasts so they are proportional and natural-looking. He can make the breasts match one’s natural body contours to ensure they are proportional to the rest of the body and provide a more pleasing appearance. Many patients are satisfied with the results and can become more active and confident in their day-to-day lives. Most are very happy that they had the procedure done and wish they would have had it completed earlier, saving them years of embarrassment and discomfort!

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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.
  •  Edmund Kwan, M.D. - Reviews 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.
  •  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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