Patients of Asian descent often struggle with a variety of specific concerns regarding their appearance. One of the most popular procedures for Asian patients is the cheekbone reduction procedure. Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD of the NYC area reviews with patients the benefits of having cheekbone reduction procedure done when they are extremely prominent and result in self-consciousness. Large cheekbones on Asians may make the appearance of the face look much wider than desired. Thankfully, plastic surgeons can provide cheekbone reduction surgery using a special technique that reduces recovery time and eliminates visible scarring.
Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD is a plastic surgeon who can help narrow the cheekbone using a special filing procedure. This treatment is done by making an incision in the mouth to access the cheekbones and reduce them without having to leave any visible scarring on the face. In some cases, the cheekbones may actually have to be broken to reconfigure the new position before filing is done. This may seem scary, but the procedure is done while patients are under general anesthetics and aftercare instructions are given to reduce any pain, inflammation, or risk of infection.
Patients must first determine if they are eligible for cheekbone reduction surgery. This requires them to visit with Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD in his practice for an evaluation of the skin and face to make sure patients are appropriate for this particular procedure and will achieve the results they desire. Cheekbone reduction is a cosmetic procedure and is not typically done for any medical concerns, making it an elective treatment that most health insurance companies will not help cover in cost. Patients can discuss the final cost of treatment and also learn about financing options available through our practice.
If you live in the New York area and have considered reducing the appearance of the cheekbones for better facial balance and to reduce the width of the face, contact Dr. Edmund Kwan, MD today to book a consultation appointment and examination to determine candidacy for cheekbone reduction procedures. Using a quality plastic and reconstructive surgeon is important for desirable, natural-looking results.