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Achieve beautiful balance and contours with safe and skilled cheekbone reduction treatment in Queens, NY

Achieve beautiful balance and contours with safe and skilled cheekbone reduction treatment from Dr. Edmund Kwan.

Cheekbones (or zygoma) play big roles in the overall appearance of the face. The shape and size of the cheekbones help or hamper the look of other facial features; for example, big eyes may appear smaller when overwhelmed by wide cheeks. Likewise, smaller eyes may look bigger when paired with attractive, beautifully-proportioned cheekbones. In turn, few procedures can dramatically improve the appearance of the face quite like cheekbone reduction treatment in Queens, NY.

Few plastic surgeons in New York City and beyond have the training and expertise to offer this type of surgery. Instead, what you may come across is cheek reduction that removes the buccal fat pad. This procedure may be suitable for those with chubby cheeks, or to reduce the appearance of the lower part of the mid-face. However, buccal fat reduction does nothing to address the appearance of the upper part of cheek. Plus, you may not desire nor need fat reduction. It is far easier to find doctors offering the opposite of what you seek: cheek augmentation or enlargement, often with treatments such as fillers. Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team offer such options, but in his more than 18 years as a practicing, Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he has found many patients benefit from and accomplish their cosmetic goals with reduction of the actual bone – not fat reduction and certainly not cheek enlargement!

A note on Asian plastic surgery

Dr. Kwan’s highly specialized expertise are of Asian descent.

While patients from different ethnic backgrounds may benefit from cheekbone reduction, many of the patients who seek Dr. Kwan’s highly specialized expertise are of Asian descent. Generally, Asian patients have wider cheekbones and jawlines than Caucasian patients. For this reason, Dr. Kwan’s Caucasian patients may frequently desire more prominent cheekbones or jawlines, whereas the opposite is typically needed for Asian patients. Large cheekbones can result in excessive angularity and a more masculine cheek shape that affects the entire look of the face. Shaving down or otherwise reducing the bone helps to create youthful, soft, delicate and, moreover, feminine features.

A skilled surgical team and safe environment are available in NYC at an American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)-certified center. By partnering with our Board-certified surgeon in an accredited ambulatory surgical facility, the serious risks you may have read about online (such as nerve damage) are avoided. Don’t trust your health and beauty to anything less than a skilled and experienced specialist with a history of helping Asian patients achieve the appearance they’ve always desired, without all the risks.

What to expect from cheekbone reduction 

All procedures begin with an initial consultation. During this consultation, Dr. Kwan will evaluate your areas of concern and features, and your medical history. He’ll also answer your questions and discuss goals with you. It’s important to:

  • Maintain realistic expectations about treatment
  • Follow pre- and post-operative instructions provided by the surgical team

By correcting the bony protrusions that make your face look too wide, or create unbalanced contours, Dr. Kwan achieves a sleek, slim, and softer appearance. It’s amazing to see how much more well-defined other features look when the size of the face is reduced via cheekbone reduction!

Dr. Kwan employs less invasive techniques that are generally associated with fewer side effects and shorter healing times.Instructions are:

  • Tailored to your specific needs
  • Based partly off supplements and medications you may be taking, as well as existing medical conditions
  • A must to minimize the risk of complications, such as bleeding
  • To be followed closely for healthy healing and a speedy recovery

Wherever possible, Dr. Kwan employs less invasive techniques that are generally associated with fewer side effects and shorter healing times. For example, he’ll access the bone through incisions inside the mouth. Once the bone is accessed, it will be repositioned to create the patient’s desired effect. Bone settles into this new position during the healing process. Notably, this technique eliminates the plates and wires that have traditionally been used for cheekbone reduction. Bone may also be filed down to reduce the width of the face.

It’s common for patients to experience some localized discomfort, swelling, or bruising. But following Dr. Kwan’s instructions for pain management and post-operative healing will help to bring the lasting beautiful results to the surface. Schedule an appointment at our Manhattan, Flushing, or New Jersey office and be sure to visit the FAQs section on the home page for more info.

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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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