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What happens during a NY tummy tuck procedure?

All of us want to look and feel our best. Sometimes, we may have a problem with our midsection. Some patients, no matter how much they diet or exercise, may not be able to rid themselves of extra fat tissues on the abdomen, loose or sagging skin, or weak abdominal muscles caused by past pregnancies. All of these issues can be addressed with the tummy tuck procedure. NY plastic surgeon, Dr. Kwan, is able to perform tummy tucks for patients that want to address their midsection. Both men and women may deal with an unappealing abdominal area and may be seeking a way to relieve themselves of this problem area.

The tummy tuck procedure is rather simple. An incision is made right above the pubic area, extending from one hip to the other. The skin is then pulled upward. Fatty tissue is exposed, allowing Dr. Kwan the ability to remove excess fat. The abdominal muscles are then tightened. The excess skin of the tummy is removed, and then the remaining skin is brought back downward to the incision point and stitched closed. In some cases, depending upon the amount of skin and fat removed, the belly button may also be relocated to look aesthetically pleasing.

As with any plastic surgery, it is important that patients speak with their surgeon, Dr. Kwan, regarding the expectations and the risks that may occur because of this treatment method. Patients will also have to have an initial consultation and examination appointment to determine their eligibility for this procedure. Patients may find this a great way to boost their self-confidence and feel better about the way they look by changing troublesome contours around their midsection.

Dr. Kwan is happy to provide tummy tucks, along with other plastic surgeries meant to improve the appearance and contours of his patient’s body and face. If you are interested in learning more about tummy tuck procedures and live in the New York area, feel free to call Edmund Kwan, M.D. today to schedule your consultation appointment!

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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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