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The liposuction procedure has been popular in New York City and around the world for many years. As technology has advanced, cosmetic surgeons have been able to make improvements to an already safe and effective procedure. Men and women alike can benefit greatly from liposuction with a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Edmund Kwan prides himself in being able to take on this procedure on any part of the body, even the face.

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Some of the common areas in which liposuction can be done include:
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Saddlebags
  • Love handles
  • Hips
  • Stomach

What our patients say


Dr. Kwan performed a breast augmentation on me in April 2009. To this day, I love my breasts. He also performed liposuction of my abdomen, flanks, arms, back, and thighs. The results of the surgery were noticeable. He removed 8 pounds of fat from my body. I gained some weight and he agreed to redo the liposuction two additional times for a very low price. It was my fault for gaining the weight, but he corrected it. I would recommend Dr. Kwan for breast surgery or liposuction.
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Making tiny incisions in the skin, your surgeon uses specialized tools to gently loosen the fat beneath the skin prior to the actual liposuction procedure. The loosened fat can then be suctioned out through a cannula, which is a small hollow tube like a straw. Many surgeons and patients alike view liposuction as more of a sculpting procedure. This is because the reduction of fat in specified areas typically leads to better overall proportions and better contours.

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that may be performed on its own, or in combination with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck. Where liposuction reduces the fat that lies under the skin, the tummy tuck procedure will remove excess skin that may not tighten back to its normal state on its own. During your consultation with Dr. Kwan, an assessment of the skin will help in making the determination if liposuction alone will produce the desired effect.

Being a Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Kwan is armed with both the academic and technical expertise and experience to help patients accomplish their desired outcome from liposuction surgery. In many cases, today this procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, with the patient receiving specific pre- and post-operative instruction to facilitate optimal, stress-free recovery. Liposuction is a safe procedure that can benefit any adult who wishes to eliminate unwanted, excess fat. Dr. Kwan's prime motive is to help you improve your outward appearance so that it matches your inner vigor and beauty.
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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! .
*Individual results may vary