At the practice of Dr. Edmund Kwan, patients in and around the communities of Flushing, Manhattan, and New Jersey find that a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures can be performed at any of his three conveniently located practices in the tri-state area. Men and women looking at options for combating the unwanted signs of aging are welcome to schedule a consultation visit to discuss their needs with a trained surgeon. Dr. Kwan finds that patients who are unhappy with the results they achieve with nonsurgical solutions such as dermal fillers are the ones who often approach him about moving forward with a facelift procedure. Our team is here to educate patients in the New York City area about the process of facelift procedures and other surgery options available to them for reducing the appearance of skin laxity, fine lines, and wrinkles.
What is a facelift?
Dr. Edmund Kwan describes the facelift procedure as a treatment that is performed to help in tightening the skin of the face to smooth away problems such as fine lines and wrinkles that often form due to natural collagen lost with aging. Imperfections of the face are often addressed first with less invasive solutions such as dermal fillers and other injections, including neuromodulators (like Botox) to combat the mild to moderate signs. When these injections are no longer providing the results patients desire, they can then speak to a professional about surgical interventions as an alternative.
What can I expect from the facelift procedure?
Patients undergoing the facelift procedure should have realistic expectations regarding what can be achieved with this treatment. Many patients can take several years off their appearance with a facelift, and the results will appear natural when performed by a skilled professional. Dr. Kwan has helped thousands of people feel more comfortable in their own skin by providing facial and body procedures for patients in the tri-state community.
First, patients will have a consultation visit during which Dr. Kwan will determine if the patient is a good fit for the facelift treatment. Once patients decide to move forward with the facelift surgery, they schedule a date to return for the surgery itself. This is a same-day outpatient procedure during which excess skin is removed from the edges of the face and the skin is tightened. In addition to the skin lift, the muscle layer called SMAS is tightened. The neck muscle called platysma is elevated and tightened. Incisions are placed in specific areas, such as behind the hairline or ears, to reduce any noticeable signs of scarring. Patients are given postoperative instructions and should schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Kwan to discuss when they can return to normal, everyday activities and return to work, school, or social events.
Are you interested in learning more about the facelift procedure?
Patients of the NYC area who are considering facelift surgery and want to learn more about the process are welcome to call Dr. Edmund Kwan at any one of his three convenient office locations in the tri-state area. Dr. Kwan can assist with facial and body cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for both new and returning patients and welcomes individuals to take the time to learn more about the ways surgery can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem.