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Get a jawline that complements your features with reduction surgery options near Queens, NY

Dr. Edmund Kwan transforms the look of your face with jawline reduction surgery near Queens, NY.

Your jaw has a tremendous effect on your overall appearance. This is fortunate for those individuals who are happy with the size and contours of their jawlines. However, for many of Dr. Edmund Kwan’s patients, the jaw is a trouble spot that doesn’t complement other features or their personality and spirit. The good news is jawline reduction surgery near Queens, NY at the office of Edmund Kwan, MD provides lasting results that can’t be achieved with contouring, or specific hairstyles and clothing to minimize the appearance of the lower third of the face.

As with all treatments, there is no single approach that works for everybody. A Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Kwan will evaluate your facial structure and have a conversation with you before moving forward with recommendations for treatment.

Why jaws are powerful motivators for cosmetic treatment

 The reflection you see starting back at you is influenced by myriad factors, including the shape of your nose, the plumpness of your cheeks, and the angles of the forehead and jaw. DNA plays a role in each of these characteristics. Age and lifestyle factors such as chewing habits also influence the shape of your jawline. Dr. Kwan has many methods to permanently alter the appearance of the jaws as well as some of the other facial features that contribute so heavily to how you see yourself, and to how others see you.

The bones that make up the cranium and jaw don’t stop changing once you celebrate a certain number of birthdays; in fact, CT scans show considerable structural differences between older and younger skulls such as:

  • A longer jaw
  • Considerable wear to the teeth, which further flattens the lip-line and widens the face
  • Wider eye sockets, which push the angle of the jaw down and out

As it relates to the lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to “wide face,” bruxism is a big culprit. This condition is characterized by persistent teeth-grinding and clenching. You may subconsciously grind your teeth when concentrating at work, in high-stress situations, or while sleeping. Chronic bruxism frequently results in overdeveloped masseter muscles. These muscles are responsible for the movement of the mandible. If the jaws are overworked, the lower portion of the face can grow and look out of proportion with other features. A formerly more oval or “feminine” appearance may make way for a squared-off facial shape, which is often associated with a masculine look.

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As an Asian plastic surgeon, Dr. Kwan has a diverse patient base. He treats many different types of patients, including those of Asian descent who tend to have a wider-set and more angular mandible. The result is a somewhat squared-off look to the jawline. His experience with so many facial shapes and structures results in a high degree of patient satisfaction, and he knows what techniques will generally work to get the desired, natural improvement (while also preserving a patient’s ethnicity). The underlying “cause” of your wide or heavy jaw plays a factor in the technique that is used to narrow the appearance of the jaw. Generally, options available at Edmund Kwan, MD include:

  • Minimally-invasive injections – When precisely injected, Botox causes the enlarged muscle to become smaller over time. It does so by relaxing the muscle, preventing the contractions that result in everything from deep furrows to bulky jawlines. It’s important to know that Botox only works for those patients who have overworked muscles; it won’t change an angular jawline that is due to the actual structure of the face or jawbone.
  • Surgical reduction – For patients who aren’t good candidates for minimally-invasive techniques, you are in luck! Dr. Kwan offers many approaches to alter the appearance of your jaw for good. A portion of your jaw may be shaved down. Likewise, for permanent results (and as an alternative to Botox that lasts for around six months), Dr. Kwan may remove muscle. Due to the precise nature of treatment, removing the muscle boosts your appearance by reshaping the contours of your face. It doesn’t adversely affect chewing and other functions.

For surgical reduction, the specific technique depends on the amount of bone that needs to be removed to get the desired facial balance. More information on what to expect before, during, and after surgical treatment is available in the FAQs section of this website. Edmund Kwan, MD also welcomes your questions about jawline reduction. Call 718 661 4580 to schedule your complimentary consultation.


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    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.
  •  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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