A bright future is on the horizon with facial reconstructive surgery
in the NYC Tri-State area
Dr. Edmund Kwan and his team are sensitive to the toll that facial injuries from traumatic accidents, illnesses such as cancer, or even other surgeries can have on a patient’s self-worth. Edmund Kwan, MD finds it particularly rewarding to help individuals restore their quality of life with facial reconstructive surgery in NYC that is personalized and address specific circumstances, however challenging they may be.
He looks forward to helping you step out of the shadows; be proud of your face and profile with an appearance that complements your personality and inner spirit!
Facial reconstructive expertise that you can trust
Dr. Edmund Kwan is board-certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery. As such, he has exceeded the rigorous standards for certification set forth by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. The ABPS is the only organization that is acknowledged as a certifying body for plastic and reconstructive surgeons by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
To achieve this distinction, Dr. Kwan graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and later went on to successfully complete his plastic surgery residency at Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital. His reconstructive expertise was further refined while completing a fellowship at the renowned Sloan Kettering Hospital Center here in NYC. Dr. Kwan’s training includes treatment of complex facial fractures and other craniofacial trauma at Johns Hopkins Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Dr. Kwan’s specialization in treating traumatic facial injuries is further complemented by his expertise in multicultural treatments; Dr. Kwan was trained by Dr. Robert S. Flowers, a pioneer in facial plastic surgery procedures for Asian patients.
In his more than 18 years of practice, Dr. Kwan has treated patients across a wide variety of ethnic and multicultural backgrounds. When combined with his technical expertise in facial cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Kwan’s diverse experience is an asset to patients regardless of their specific needs, and the situations that may have led them to seek out treatment at one of his three NYC area locations: in Manhattan, Queens (Flushing), and New Jersey (Fort Lee).
How can Dr. Kwan partner with you?
As with all other procedures available at Edmund Kwan, MD, Dr. Kwan will schedule a complimentary consultation with you. At this appointment, he’ll discuss options to treat your concerns, as well as the expected results from surgery and potential surgical complications. Prior to any procedure, Dr. Kwan talks about medications, supplements, and other lifestyle factors that may need to be adjusted to ensure treatment is successful, risks are minimized, and healing is fast and comfortable.
To help you better understand surgical treatment, the surgeon has also invested in the Vectra 3D imaging system. Dr. Kwan uses images of your face to illustrate how different procedures and techniques can improve, augment, or minimize facial features. These changes can be viewed by you and the doctor via a monitor, which renders a 3-Dimensional model of your face. You’ll get a great sense of the expected results from your procedure, and exactly how Dr. Kwan will expertly reconstruct your features.
Since facial reconstruction is very specific to each individual and his or her unique circumstances, this category of surgical procedures can mean a lot of different things. So, the methods that Dr. Kwan employs vary significantly from person to person. Below are just a few of the ways that Edmund Kwan, MD can help improve your life with facial reconstructive techniques, performed safely at his AAAASF-certified ambulatory surgical facility:
- Some patients still have visible reminders of previous trauma in the form of disfiguring scars. These scars may be removed with a simple skin graft. Any incisions made by Dr. Kwan are skillfully closed, and well-hidden in natural creases or hairlines.
- For patients with bony injuries, he may reposition affected bones in a way that results in a more aesthetically pleasing facial profile. A secondary reconstruction may involve the application of implants or fat induction techniques (for depressed surfaces). These methods are straightforward and proven effective at camouflaging fractures.
- Patients left with large open areas of the face where cancers have been removed, may benefit from skin grafts or other tissue manipulation to fill in depressed surfaces.
Few types of procedures are as life-altering as facial reconstruction. Dr. Kwan and his team get great satisfaction from transforming patients’ quality of life with transformative surgical techniques. They look forward to putting their technical expertise and artistry to great use. Call today to schedule a consultation. For many patients, reconstructive treatments designed to improve function and restore appearance (following the likes of trauma and illness) are covered by insurance.
Step out of the shadows with facial reconstructive surgery in NYC
Dr. Edmund Kwan desires for all patients to put their “best face forward,” showcasing features that truly convey to the world their unique personalities and inner vigor; however, traumatic accidents or illnesses can result in facial damage. These types of injuries take a significant toll on a person’s confidence and spirit. Applying extensive experience as a Board-certified reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Kwan plays an important role in your recovery – restoring your “outside” image in a way that complements your renewed inner health and spirit. Skilled Facial reconstructive surgery in NYC at Dr. Kwan’s Manhattan, Queens, or New Jersey (Fort Lee) offices also minimizes the potential risks of scars that present lingering reminders of past trauma and sicknesses. This skill is further enhanced by advanced technologies, such as the Vectra 3D imaging system, which allows Dr. Kwan to show how your face will look after reconstructive surgery, during a personalized, complimentary consultation.
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Step out of the shadows with facial reconstructive surgery in NYC
Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Edmund Kwan, applies his technical expertise to transform your facial features and quality of life.
Don’t let past trauma hold you back. Contact Edmund Kwan, MD to schedule your complimentary consultation at the Manhattan, Flushing, or Fort Lee (NJ) office.