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Breast reconstruction gives patients in NYC a boost of confidence in their appearance

Breast cancer can strike suddenly and patients are faced with treatment that can be overwhelming and isolating. Mastectomies are a vital and necessary treatment that can save a woman’s life, but they can take a harsh toll emotionally and physically.

Dr. Kwan and his team understand that the process of going through reconstruction is difficult and are here to guide you through the entire process. They are experienced in making the process as easy and positive as possible. Our NYC team will deliver compassionate care and provide all the information you need to successfully restore an important part of yourself.

Deciding which route to take

When planning breast reconstruction, we employ a team approach to ensure the best possible outcome. We offer several modes of reconstruction, including implant based and flap based. Deciding which method will work best for you is determined by your preference, but we can help with support and guidance.

Candidates for breast reconstruction

Most women who have undergone a mastectomy are appropriate candidates for reconstruction. Many have the reconstruction at the same time as the breast is removed. Other patients opt to wait. For some, this is to allow them the time to cope with cancer and treatment. For others, it’s the desire to minimize the number of surgeries done at once.

During your consultation, we will inform you of all your options so you can make a decision that works best for you.

After the surgery

Following breast reconstruction, you will be in the hospital for several weeks and then you will need to recover at home for approximately two to six weeks. While reconstruction does not return normal breast sensation, over time many patients report regaining feeling.

If you are in the NYC area and would like a consultation for breast reconstruction, call 212 734 4488.

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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.
  •  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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