Edward S. Kwak MD – ESKMD Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kwak has spent his entire career focusing his talents on the human face and neck, producing exquisite outcomes time and time again. In the realm of facial plastic surgery, it is imperative to choose a NYC facial plastic surgeon that specializes in the delicate, highly intricate procedures such as rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, facelift and hair transplants, as these areas require unparalleled precision as well as the astute eye of a seasoned artist. In Dr. Edward Kwak, patients have found this elusive, winning combination.
New York residents have been coming to Dr. Kwak for some of the finest rhinoplasty results. His specialized education & training was highly focused on the nose, allowing him to garner his reputation as arguably the best rhinoplasty surgeon NYC has to offer. In addition, having a practice in New York has exposed him to several different types of people with varying ethnic backgrounds. His experience with a diverse clientele has given him additional experience with advanced rhinoplasty techniques that work to maintain distinct shapes & contours of the nose, depending on your ethnic background. No two noses are the same, so there is absolutely no reason to treat its cosmetic transformation as such. If you are looking for a seasoned professional that understands the importance of maintaining these stylistic nuances, be sure to schedule a consultation with a NYC surgeon who has experience with performing high-quality ethnic rhinoplasty procedures, like Dr. Kwak.
Education & Training
- MEDICAL SCHOOL – Indiana University School of Medicine, 2001
- RESIDENCY – Otolaryngology / New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, 2002-2007
- FELLOWSHIP – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Medical Center, Houston, 2007-2009
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
- Lenox Hill Hospital Northwell Health
Honors & Awards
- Recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Award
- Recipient of the Eli Lilly/K.K. Chen Pharmacology Award
- New York Super Doctors 2015 – 2020
- New York Rising Stars 2013 – 2014
- Newbeauty Top Beauty Doctor 2018 – 2019
- Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2019 – 2020
- Expert Injector™
Dr. Kwak’s practice is based on the premise that outstanding outcomes are the result of exclusive, single-minded focus on one area, and as a double board certified face and neck specialist, his work is consistently nuanced, innovative and meticulously precise. Dr. Kwak offers a wide range of age-reversing facial procedures that rejuvenate the physical appearance, boost self-confidence and revitalize one’s quality of life.
Fax: (212) 229-1105
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
I only have great things to say about Dr. Kwak and his staff! Since my first appointment after breaking my nose I was put at ease after meeting with him. From the moment you walk into the office there is such a calm vibe. Dr. Kwak reassured me that going through with surgery is my choice and there was no pressure in making any decision. Any questions I asked about the procedure were answered, and I was well prepared with what to expect after surgery. Now, a week after surgery I already couldn’t be happier with my decision. I would highly recommend Dr. Kwak to anybody I know!
I am so incredibly thrilled to have found Dr. Kwak and his amazing team. For most of my life, I have had functional breathing and sinus issues. On top of it, I suffered an injury to my nose where it was fractured in two places, but I was unable to get it fixed because of being pregnant with my daughter. I have also always been scared to have anyone touch my nose and face because I work as a professional model in New York and didn’t want to look drastically different. However, over time the fracture really became more noticeable, and I kept noticing in photos how bent and crooked it looked. Most importantly, what really made me seek treatment after so many years were my sinuses that were so bad that they were making my headaches almost unbearable. I also had a fully deviated septum, large turbinates and full valve collapse (when you’re nostrils cave in when you breathe) so breathing, especially during exercise was very difficult for me. I basically couldn’t breathe out of the left side of my nose at all!
I knew I wanted to find a surgeon who was primarily focused on faces and noses. I knew I should find a surgeon who is an ENT who could fix my breathing and sinus pain, who is also a board certified facial plastic surgeon to fix the breaks in my nose. I live in Connecticut, and I couldn’t find anyone who matched this criteria. In New York, on the internet, I was able to find several. I ended up visiting my top two choices, Dr. Kwak and another surgeon. After meeting Dr. Kwak I knew I didn’t need to look any further. He was so thorough and helpful during my very first meeting with him, fully scoping my nose (which the other surgeon didn’t do), and telling me about all of my various issues. Needless to say, I ended up choosing Dr. Kwak, and I’m so happy that I did!
My nose looks incredible, after 5 weeks I have minimal swelling and I look exactly like myself but so much improved because I know longer have hideous fractures in my nose. And most importantly, I can breathe better than I ever have in my life. On the day after the surgery, when he removed the packing, for the first time ever, air entered my nostril on the left side! Additionally, my migraines have drastically reduced – it really seems like a miracle. He’s so incredibly talented, kind and knowledgeable.
The staff at Dr. Kwak’s office was also over the top impressive. The nurses were so caring and patient, even helping me through my difficulties with general anesthesia. And the billing and front office staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful. They were so flexible with scheduling and amazing about getting insurance to cover my surgery (one other office I saw on Park Avenue couldn’t be bothered with dealing with insurance, even for the true functional problems I had).
Overall, all I can say is trust the reviews you read about Dr. Kwak and his team. It’s all true, he really in incredible! I’m so glad I trusted my heart and chose him to fix me.
It is a true pleasure knowing Dr. Kwak and his wonderful staff. Every time I call or visit the office, I am greeted warmly and helped with patience. The assistants at Dr. Kwak’s office are all incredibly friendly, attentive, and most importantly in their line of work – thorough. Thanks to them, I felt very well-informed and well-prepared for my operation as well as what to expect afterwards. I believe this played a factor in how smoothly and quickly I was able to recover, as I closely followed the office guidelines on self-care after surgery, which was explained to me with clarity. I was even given a sample of ESK MD’s Vitamin K cream to try before my surgery, which I believe minimized my bruising!
The fact that Dr. Kwak and his assistants really take their time to be thorough with you truly makes them stand out from the rest. Visiting the office, you feel very welcome, and Dr. Kwak himself feels not just like a doctor, but like a kind family member. He has a most calm and caring demeanor while meeting with his patients. You really feel as though Dr. Kwak takes the time to truly listen and evaluate your specific needs. I certainly trust his judgment and keen sense of both artistry and balance, especially as it is now nearly 2.5 months post-op and I am continuing to enjoy the results more and more each day.
One last area in which I cannot help but deeply respect Dr. Kwak is the way in which he helped my mom, who accompanies me on my visits. She had a severe, extremely complicated issue that needed correcting, and sought Dr. Kwak’s help on the matter. He actually recommended that she see a friend of his who he felt had more experience on that particular matter. My mom took his recommendation and has had a wonderfully successful operation since!
In today’s world of cutthroat competition, it is refreshing to see such humility and genuine concern for a person’s best possible outcome. My mom and I are both so thankful to Dr. Kwak for all that he has helped us with! I believe this overall sums up my very happy experience at Dr. Kwak’s office. I highly respect Dr. Kwak for his attributes as not just a doctor, but as a person, and I do not hesitate to recommend him. Especially if you are seeking help accompanied by a generous amount of compassion. He is a true artist who performs his work extremely skillfully.