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Plastic Surgery Singapore | Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Most Commonly Requested Surgeries by Patients

    • Brazilian Butt Lift

    • Breast Enhancement

    • Facelift

    • Men’s Plastic Surgery

    • Mummy Makeover

  • Robotic Surgery


Dr Marco is an internationally trained Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He performs not only Plastic Surgery, Non- Surgical Aesthetics treatments but also Reconstructive and Microsurgery.

His list of surgeries comes in a range of facial rejuvenation, breasts, body contouring procedures as well as extreme makeover cases that run likes a marathon. Besides these plastic & cosmetic cases, he also performs Mummy Makeover and

Men’s Plastic Surgery. His dedication, passion and meticulous standard for his work are well recognized by his colleagues and his clients.

Despite being busy with his schedules, Dr Marco always believes in continuing education and advancing himself constantly. He is actively doing research and publications through workshops, conferences and publishing journals as well as being active with ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) as part of the Education Council Committee Singapore – Regional Representative Australia/Pacific.

Plastic Surgeon, Dr Marco is certified with many international memberships from various international societies of plastic surgery such as ISAPS, IPRAS, ASPS, OSAPS, SAPS (Singapore Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Society) and SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) and SBMR (Brazilian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery). Dr Marco is also a member of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society as well as a member of the RAMSES (The Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society).

About Dr Marco Faria Correa

Dr Marco Faria Correa is the Medical Director of Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery in both Singapore & Brazil. As Dr Marco is currently based more in Singapore, he still maintained his practice in Porto Alegre & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and usually practices in the winter month July and summer in December to January.

He is an international board certified & renowned Plastic Surgeon with many international memberships from various international societies of plastic surgery such as ISAPS, IPRAS, ASPS, OSAPS, SAPS (Singapore Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Society) and SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) and SBMR (Brazilian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery). Dr Marco is also a member of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society as well as a member of the RAMSES ( The Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society )

Singapore Plastic Surgeon, Dr Marco graduated from the Rio Grande do Sul University in Brazil in 1978 and obtained his Plastic Surgery Specialization certification in 1984. In 1989, he obtained his post-graduation specialization in Microsurgery & Hand Surgery from Japan. Between 1989 to 1994, Dr Marco was the A/Prof of the Plastic Surgery & Microsurgery Department in the Catholic University Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

In 1991, he started to develop his research project in adapting endoscopic methods to Plastic Surgery. In 1992, he started to deliver his first case in endoscopic abdominoplasty and breast lifting. He designed a set of instruments to adapt endoscopic methods to the subcutaneous tissue and got the international patent, and he presented his presentation in the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Marco also published his work in endoscopic plastic surgery in body contouring in the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 

This led him to be invited to many international conferences and workshop all around the world which build his scientific reputation and also created awareness within general media.  Dr Marco became worldwide well known and build a vast global clientele.

His skills are not only limited to endoscopic surgery – endoscopic brow lift, endoscopic breast lifting, and endoscopic abdominoplasty,  but also well known for his facial rejuvenation procedures such as full facelift & neck lift, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation procedures.

For body contouring surgeries, Dr Marco is well recognised for his breast reduction & lifting mastopexy, breast enhancement using implants and fat grafting, body liposuction, standing liposculpture, abdominoplasty and the famous Brazilian butt lift are often requested for by many.

In 2013, Dr Marco became interested in Robotic Surgery and gradually advanced himself to become a certified Robotic Surgeon and in 2015, Dr Marco  performed his first official case of Repairing the Rectus Diastasis Plication with  Robotic Surgery (Robotic Abdominoplasty / Robotic Tummy Tuck) in Singapore. This case was officially published in the Springer: New Concepts on Abdominoplasty and Further Applications by Editors: Avelar, Juarez M. (Ed.), Dr Marco’s paper on Robotic Procedure for Plication of the Muscle Aponeurotic Abdominal Wall in 2016. With this achievement, Dr Marco has also received an award by 6 different societies for bringing endoscopy plastic surgery into the next level in robotic surgery.

How Zoom and the Pandemic Changed Singapore’s Plastic Surgery World

  • Across the world, the “Zoom Boom” has created an uptick in demand for procedures like Botox and fillers.
  • In Singapore, people are spending up to SG$1,800 for jaw Botox to create a slimmed-down face.
  • The chance to recover at home while still working is also affecting demand, one surgeon said.
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When Singapore went into lockdown in March 2020, a Singapore surgeon recently told Insider, he feared the closure of the country’s borders would mean the end of his business. The lack of tourists also stood to create a huge shortfall for the country’s plastic surgeons: Singapore recorded $994 million Singapore dollars ($750 million) in medical tourism in 2014, the last time official figures were released.

But, in a trend also seen in countries across the world, a shortage of demand for plastic surgeons wasn’t to be the case. In fact, many of Singapore’s plastic surgeons are now busier than ever. One Singapore surgery clinic announced a 10% increase in new patients booking cosmetic procedures compared to before the pandemic.

“I would say it’s a busy time for plastic surgeons in Singapore. I have a full diary almost every day,” said Dr. Leo Kah Woon, who was previously the Secretary for the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons. “It’s a happy problem for us.”

Dr. Leo, who has a clinic in the upscale area of Orchard Road, said he has seen an escalation in virgin faces — patients who had shown no interest in treatments before. He said that after months of conducting meetings via video calls, patients started to find parts of their faces they didn’t like in the video thumbnail.  

More than a year after Singapore closed its borders to short-term visitors and as the city-state allows ever more people to return to offices, Insider spoke to Singapore-based plastic surgeons to find out how the requests they are fielding from their clients have changed. Insider also spoke to four Singapore-based people about their evolving plastic-surgery habits. Some requested that their identities be withheld to protect their privacy.

‘On Zoom you really examine yourself’

While one surgeon told Insider about a “wild upswing” in body slimming treatments just after the country’s two-month lockdown, he also said there has been an uptick in non-invasive procedures that focus on the face.

” Zoom is definitely one of the main drivers for surgery during the pandemic,” Dr.

David Loh of David Loh Surgery told Insider. He said visitors to his clinic in the Orchard area have been seeking natural-looking Botox and filler treatments to help battle the shadows cast by poor cameras and bad lighting. 

“On Zoom you really examine yourself,” said Dr. Loh. 

Insider spoke to a 40-year-old marketing manager who said that before the pandemic, she would visit her surgeon in Singapore four times a year and pay SG$1,000 ($750) for each session. Alternatively she would fly to Bali, where she could have the same treatment for SG$300 ($225).

“I have a really good surgeon in Singapore, but it is way cheaper in Bali,” she said.

Initially, the marketing manager said she took a break from Botox during lockdown. But when she started inspecting her face on Zoom calls, she saw what she described as an “angry face” and pushed the idea of saving on procedures aside. After Botox injections to remove lines on her forehead and to blast her crow’s feet, she said she felt ready to log on again and face the world — and her own image — on Zoom.

Clients are not looking to add volume to their faces, said Dr. Loh. Instead, they are just seeking a tighter, tauter appearance. The above-the-neck treatments his clients are choosing include Botox treatments to reduce lines and wrinkles, refine the nose, lips, and chin, and smooth the forehead. They are also seeking filler treatments to reduce hollowness and plump cheeks.

A 30-year-old PR director told Insider she sought out a Botox appointment for a fresh-faced look. She had also taken a break from Botox during lockdown, but felt that a year of COVID-19 left her looking “super haggard.” 

“I would say it’s a busy time for plastic surgeons in Singapore. I have a full diary almost every day,” said Dr. Leo Kah Woon. BSIP / Contributor / Getty Images

Fewer ways to treat yourself, and more time to heal

It’s not only women who have considered a nip and tuck after spending hours at a time staring at themselves on conference calls.

Singapore plastic surgeon Dr. Wong Chin Ho of W Aesthetics told Insider that men are also seeking out Zoom-friendly treatments. “It ranges from non-surgical to surgical treatments with eye bag removal and face-lifts,” he said.

And while Zoom may be one of the factors driving the uptick in plastic surgery demand, Dr. Loh said it isn’t the only reason more people are seeking out treatments: “Because people can’t travel, they are looking for other ways to treat themselves. They will buy luxury goods or have a filler treatment to freshen up their look.”

Dr. Leo echoed the sentiment and pointed out that people are looking for an emotional boost after a difficult year. “People are feeling low following the pandemic, so it’s not surprising that many are turning to aesthetic treatments to make themselves feel good,” he said.

Singapore-based actor Kevin Ang is schooled in camera angles and filters, but he told Insider that Botox and laser treatments for pigmentation still gave him that very emotional boost off-screen after lockdown ended. “I felt more confident. More self-assured,” he said.

The chance to heal in lockdown also can’t be ignored. As Dr. Wong said, “With the work from home arrangement and wearing masks when out, this was a good opportunity to have procedures, especially ones that have mandatory recovery time.”

A 41-year-old Singapore-based woman who works in the education sector told Insider the chance to recuperate at home during lockdown was a huge benefit of pandemic treatments. She uses jaw Botox treatments to slim her face and reduce her strong jaw muscles.

“To be frank, my surgeon is very good and it’s only occasionally I will get a bruise. But it was good to be able to heal at home,” she told Insider.

More than just facial alterations

Singaporeans’ readiness to invest in their appearance for this virtual world hasn’t stopped at their physical features.

Prior to the pandemic, vocal coach Carina Tien of The Voice Room focused on presentation skills training. Now her clients are requesting help with their voice over Zoom. Her clients, who range from junior executives to CEOs, want to be sure they still make an impact in the virtual world.

During a two-hour class, for which she charges SG$450 ($340), Tien focuses on breathing, the diaphragm, tonality, pitch, and energy levels. The client runs through vocal exercises, such as humming in different pitches with his or her mouth closed to relax their voice and improve their range. Tien also turns to tech to show how the client is progressing.

“I use software to record the sound waves of their voice so they can see how much they are projecting,” she told Insider. 

After learning the fundamentals in the first class, clients are encouraged to spend the next month practicing what they have learned before booking another session. The next session focuses on making a monotonous voice become as honey-toned as a veteran news reader’s. 

Tien says the key to having a presence online when you’re working from home is to remember that you are stepping into the office as soon as you log on. “If you start to slouch, it will change the way you project your voice,” she said. “If you want to sound dynamic, you need to sit upright.”

a survey of junior college and medical students in Singapore

Singapore Med J. 2014 Aug; 55(8): 422–426.

, MBBS,1, MS,2, MS,3 and , MD, FRCS4

Jia Hui Ng

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Seth Yeak

2Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Natalie Phoon

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Stephen Lo

4Formerly from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

2Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

3Cork University Dental School and Hospital, National University of Ireland, Ireland

4Formerly from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Correspondence: Dr Ng Jia Hui, Resident, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608. [email protected] article has been cited by other articles in PMC.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Although cosmetic procedures have become increasingly popular among the younger population in recent years, limited research on this subject has been done in the Asian context. We aimed to explore the views and knowledge regarding cosmetic procedures among junior college (JC) and medical students in Singapore.

METHODS

In the first phase of the study, a cross-sectional, self-administered survey of 1,500 JC students aged 16–21 years from six JCs was conducted in 2010. The same survey was then conducted on a random sample of Year 2–5 medical students from an undergraduate medical school in 2011.

RESULTS

In total, 1,164 JC and 241 medical students responded to the surveys. There was an overall female to male ratio of 1.3:1. Of all the respondents, 2.5% of the JC students and 3.0% of the medical students admitted to having undergone cosmetic procedures. Among those who claimed to have never had cosmetic procedures done, 9.0% and 44.0% of the JC and medical students, respectively, responded that they would consider such procedures in the future. Those who disapproved of their peers undergoing cosmetic surgery comprised 35.0% of JC students and 56.8% of medical students. Among the JC and medical students, 52.0% and 36.1%, respectively, were unaware of any risks associated with cosmetic procedures.

CONCLUSION

The younger population is increasingly accepting of cosmetic procedures. However, there is a general lack of understanding of the risks associated with such procedures. Education of both the general public and medical students may help prevent potential medicolegal issues.

Keywords: attitudes, cosmetic procedures, students, survey

INTRODUCTION

In recent decades, we have seen an increase in the number of adolescents undergoing cosmetic procedures. Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that a total of 230,000 cosmetic procedures were carried out on patients younger than 18 years of age in 2011 – a startling jump from the 14,000 cosmetic procedures carried out on adolescent patients in 1996. (1) In view of this phenomenon, it has become pertinent to understand the considerations unique to this group of patients when working with them.

A Dutch study found that body image and attitudes improve as teenagers age, regardless of whether they opt to undergo cosmetic surgery.(2) This finding highlights that adolescents, who are a particularly vulnerable group, may undergo cosmetic procedures that they may regret or find unnecessary in hindsight. It is therefore important to delve deeper into the current attitudes of adolescents toward cosmetic procedures, as well as investigate their level of understanding regarding the risks and benefits of such procedures. Crockett et al found that reality TV programmes on plastic surgery breed misconceptions regarding the risks and benefits of cosmetic procedures.(3) In an era where Western media and influences permeate Asia, the possibility of Asian adolescents having similar misconceptions should not be ignored. Unfortunately, the majority of studies conducted on adolescents and plastic surgery were carried out in Western populations, and little is understood about Asian adolescents’ attitudes toward cosmetic procedures, which are expected to differ significantly from those of their Western counterparts due to cultural differences.

Statistics from ASPS show that the majority of cosmetic procedures performed for adolescents were nonsurgical, with laser hair removal, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and botulinum toxin type A injection being the most common procedures.(1) Only 26% of the cosmetic procedures conducted on adolescents were surgical, with rhinoplasty, otoplasty, breast augmentation and breast reduction constituting the most common cosmetic surgical procedures.(1) It would be of interest to find out what cosmetic procedures are most desired by Asian adolescents.

The present study aimed to explore the following aspects among a cohort consisting of junior college (JC) and undergraduate medical students in Singapore: (a) the incidence of facial cosmetic procedures; (b) the body parts most commonly desired for alteration; (c) the extent of knowledge on the types of cosmetic procedures available and the associated potential risks; and (d) opinions regarding self, and/or their friends and family members undergoing these procedures.

METHODS

A cross-sectional survey involving 1,500 students from six JCs in Singapore was undertaken in May 2010. The survey was repeated in 2011 on 1,040 medical students from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore – the only undergraduate medical school in Singapore then. This study was approved by the local institutional review board.

In the survey of JC students, paper questionnaires consisting of 21 items were handed out to the students during class time, in order to maximise the response rate. In the survey of medical students, an online questionnaire was emailed to the official corresponding email addresses of all 1,040 students, as it was not feasible to hand out paper questionnaires since the students were posted to different hospitals in Singapore.

Information collected included demographic data and any history of cosmetic procedures (facial or on other body parts). To gauge the openness of the students toward cosmetic procedures, they were asked whether they would consider cosmetic procedures themselves or approve of their peers, future children or partners undergoing cosmetic procedures, now or in the future. In order to observe the effect of crowd mentality on decision-making, the students were also asked whether it mattered if different groups of people knew that they have undergone cosmetic procedures. The questionnaire also included a question on the top three body parts that students would like changed, so as to gauge the current and future trends in cosmetic surgery among youths. To examine the students’ knowledge concerning cosmetic procedures, the students were asked to name three risks associated with cosmetic procedures and to indicate, out of twelve common cosmetic procedures, the number of procedures they were aware of.

RESULTS

Of the 1,500 questionnaires handed out to JC students, 1,187 responses were collected. Of these, 23 questionnaires were excluded from the analysis due to incomplete or invalid responses, giving a response rate of 77.6% (1,164 out of 1,500). The female to male ratio of the 1,164 JC students was 1.3:1 and the median age was 17 (range 16–21) years. The majority of the JC respondents were of Chinese ethnicity (89.0%), consistent with the Singapore population, which is predominantly Chinese. 82.6% of the JC respondents were Singaporeans, while the remaining came from 20 different countries.

Of the questionnaires emailed to 1,040 medical students, 241 responses were received, corresponding to a response rate of 23.2%. The female to male ratio of the 241 medical students was 1.1:1 and the median year of study was Year 3 (age group 19–24 years). As with the cohort of JC students, the medical students who responded to the survey were mainly of Chinese ethnicity (88.0%), and the majority of them were Singaporeans (98.3%). The non-Singaporeans came from three different countries.

A total of 9 (0.8%) JC students admitted to having undergone some form of facial cosmetic procedures, with female students (n = 6) making up the majority. None of them reported having procedures performed on other body parts. The procedures undertaken included facial lesion removal (n = 3), facial laser (n = 2), facial chemical peel (n = 2), rhinoplasty (n = 1) and blepharoplasty (n = 1). Among the medical students, 5 (2.1%) had previously undergone cosmetic procedures. These procedures included facial melanocytic nevus removal (n = 3) and facial laser (n = 2).

About 35.0% of the JC students approved of their peers undergoing cosmetic procedures. Among the medical students, 24.5% approved of their peers undergoing cosmetic procedures, while 32.4% of them had no opinion. More JC boys approved of their girlfriends undergoing cosmetic procedures compared to JC girls who approved of their boyfriends undergoing cosmetic procedures (22.0% vs. 12.4%). The opposite was observed among the 241 medical students – 17.4% of female students approved of their boyfriends undergoing cosmetic procedures, while 14.8% of male students approved of their girlfriends undergoing cosmetic procedures. When asked whether they would allow their own children to undergo cosmetic procedures in the future, 9.3% and 5.0% of the JC and medical students, respectively, indicated that they would give consent for their child to undergo cosmetic procedures as students. Among the medical students, 16.6% were uncertain as to whether they would allow their children to undergo cosmetic procedures as students. In contrast, when asked whether they would give consent after their children have completed their education, 24.7% of the JC students and 30.7% of the medical students indicated that they would be agreeable.

Only a mere 5.0% of the JC students and 5.8% of the medical students indicated that they would consider undergoing cosmetic procedures themselves at their current age, while 9.2% of the JC students and 43.9% of the medical students indicated that they may consider it in the future. Regardless of whether the respondents admitted to considering cosmetic procedures, the top three body parts that the respondents wished to alter were the same among the JC and medical students. Among the JC students, the top three body parts were the nose (10.1%), eyes (8.9%) and skin (4.8%) (), while among the medical students, they were the skin (13.7%), nose (11. 2%) and eyes (9.1%) (). In addition, 10.7% of the JC students and 16.6% of the medical students were keen on body contouring of areas such as the thighs, buttocks and abdomen.

Bar chart shows the number of junior college students according to the specific body parts they would like altered (n = 1,164).

Bar chart shows the number of medical students according to the specific body parts they would like altered (n = 241).

When asked whether they would feel embarrassed if others were to find out that they have undergone cosmetic procedure, 28.5% and 31.5% of the JC and medical students, respectively, indicated that they would feel embarrassed if their immediate family knew, while 35.0% and 51.0% of the JC and medical students, respectively, would feel embarrassed if their close friends knew. A large percentage of the JC and medical students (50.6% vs. 73.5%) indicated that they would be embarrassed if people outside their family and close friends came to the knowledge that they have undergone cosmetic procedures.

A large percentage of the JC students (51.8%) did not have any knowledge of the risks associated with cosmetic procedures. Even among the medical students, 35.7% of the students were unaware of any risks. While the remaining students believed that they knew the risks associated with cosmetic procedures and listed three risks in the questionnaire, only 22.9% of the JC students and 69.7% of the medical students managed to provide three correct associated risks.

DISCUSSION

The increasing demand for cosmetic surgery among youths in recent years could be attributed to higher disposable incomes, media portrayal and reduced stigma of cosmetic procedures.(4,5) While reconstructive surgery to correct deformities such as cleft lip and palate has demonstrable benefits, cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and breast augmentation are much more controversial. There is no scientific evidence that cosmetic surgery improves self-esteem or confidence in the long term, although it tends to increase the patient’s satisfaction with the body part that is ‘fixed’. (6) In fact, there is evidence that even without cosmetic procedures, satisfaction with appearance increases with age.(7) Furthermore, youths who undergo cosmetic procedures may be inadequately informed of the potential complications associated with the medical or surgical procedure. Although there have been multiple studies related to the attitudes of youths on cosmetic surgery, most of these studies were conducted on Western populations. Research on this topic in non-Western settings is important, as cultural differences in attitudes toward cosmetic surgery exist.(8,9)

In the present study, only 9 (0.8%) JC students and 5 (2.1%) medical students admitted to having undergone cosmetic procedures. As there is a lack of national data on the number of cosmetic procedures performed on patients of different age groups in Singapore, we were unable to make comparisons with our results. In the present study, all the cosmetic procedures that the students underwent involved the face, and included skin resurfacing, facial lesion removal, blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty. Among the cosmetic procedures undergone by the 14 students, 12 procedures were minimally invasive. This mirrors the findings published in the 2011 ASPS report, which states that the number of invasive cosmetic procedures performed since 2000 have fallen by 17%, while the number of minimally invasive procedures have risen by 123%.(1) Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures may be more popular among youths, as this population may be afraid and unprepared to ‘go under the knife’ to change their appearances. However, it is unknown whether youths who have undergone minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are more likely to undergo surgical cosmetic procedures later in life.

Two JC students in the present study underwent rhinoplasty (n = 1) and blepharoplasty (n = 1). As the number of students who had undergone cosmetic procedures in the present study was small, we are unable to comment whether rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty are indeed more popular than other cosmetic procedures. However, the 2010 American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Survey found that among Asian-Americans who underwent facial plastic surgery, 44% had rhinoplasty and 47% had blepharoplasty. (10) This may reflect the Asian desire for more Caucasian features, i.e. a higher nasal bridge and double eyelids.

Among all the participants in our study, the top three body parts that were most desirous of change involved the facial region. This is concordant with the fact that all the cosmetic procedures undergone by the students in our study also involved the face. In contrast, data from the 2011 ASPS report(1) showed that the top three cosmetic surgical procedures performed among Western youths aged 13–19 years were rhinoplasty, male breast reduction and breast augmentation, and the top three minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed were laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing and laser treatment of leg veins.(1) This difference in the types of desired cosmetic surgery between youths in Western and Asian populations may represent the effect of differences in cultural and ethnic environments.

Although we found that a large percentage of JC and medical students in Singapore were open to their peers undergoing cosmetic procedures, the majority did not intend to undergo cosmetic procedures themselves (less than 10% would consider having cosmetic procedures performed on themselves at their current age). Only 9.2% of the JC students and 43.9% of the medical students would consider plastic surgery in the future. A Norwegian study by Javo et al observed that a higher level of education was negatively correlated with an interest in cosmetic surgery.(4) This is in sharp contrast to the results of the present study, which found that almost half of the highly educated medical students would consider cosmetic surgery in the future.

Although a substantial number of JC and medical students indicated that they would feel embarrassed if people outside of their immediate families/close friends found out that they have undergone cosmetic procedures, a large proportion also indicated that they would not feel embarrassed if their parents knew, suggesting that parental support is important in the decision-making process. We opine that our surveyed population is not yet ready to be open about undergoing cosmetic procedures, as many expressed embarrassment if others discovered that they have undergone such procedures.

It is worrying that a large proportion of the students in the present study were unaware of the risks associated with cosmetic procedures. It is even more alarming that a large number of the JC students who claimed to be aware of the risks associated with cosmetic procedures listed three risks that were incorrect. This is of concern, as self-perceived knowledge of cosmetic procedures has been suggested to play a central role in influencing the choices of potential cosmetic patients.(3) Also, previous research has shown that the general public has an inflated perception of the benefits of plastic surgery and exhibits a tendency to minimise the sense of risk of plastic surgery.(11) This may be a more severe problem in adolescents, who have been observed to be more inclined than adults to seek instant gratification.(5) A study by Pearl and Weston found that high school juniors developed considerable interest in undergoing cosmetic surgery simply based on the information that they had obtained from television shows and teen magazines. (6)

Although we expected a large proportion of the medical students in our study to have awareness of the risks associated with cosmetic surgery, a third of them were unaware of any associated risks. This highlights a possible loophole in Singapore’s medical education, which should be addressed. Another issue that bears further exploration is the increasing interest in cosmetic surgery, which has yet to be adequately addressed by medical schools in Singapore.

A major limitation of the present study is its dependence on honest responses. Although fear of stigmatisation may have deterred some students from divulging information about the cosmetic procedures that they had undergone, we hope that this effect was minimised, as the survey was anonymous. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that the best way to obtain accurate data on cosmetic procedures performed on adolescents is the establishment of a national database that requires all cosmetic surgeons to report the procedures performed. Despite the aforementioned limitation, we opine that the present study will contribute toward a greater understanding of the attitudes of Singaporean adolescents and youths regarding cosmetic procedures.

The number of students who had undergone cosmetic procedures in our study was much lower than the number of students who indicated that they would contemplate cosmetic procedures in the future. It is unknown to what extent financial constraints contribute to this decision. Future studies investigating the role that affluence plays in the likelihood of adolescents undergoing cosmetic procedures may help shed light on this matter. It would also be useful to find out where the students had their cosmetic procedures done and whether those who were considering cosmetic procedures in the future thought that there is a need to discern between specialists and general practitioners. This has important implications on the education of both the public and general practitioners, as the practice of many new cosmetic procedures have yet to be regulated. Also, as many of these procedures are easily accessible and minimally invasive, consumers may get the false impression that the procedures are safe and complication-free. Hence, future studies should be conducted to investigate the amount of information available to consumers regarding new cosmetic treatments that are emerging with technological advancements.

In conclusion, the present study offers some insights into the attitudes and extent of knowledge on cosmetic procedures among JC and medical students in Singapore. The findings of this study suggest that the younger population is increasingly accepting of cosmetic procedures. However, there is a general lack of understanding concerning the risks associated with these procedures. Education of both the general public and medical students may help prevent potential medicolegal issues. We hope that our findings will pique interest in this area of research as well as encourage clinicians and medical educators to pay attention to the issue of adolescent cosmetic surgery in Singapore and other Asian countries.

APPENDIX

Attitudes of students in Singapore on cosmetic procedures

  1. Medical school year (refers to the new academic year that you have started/will be going on to soon):

    ◻ M1 ◻ M2 ◻ M3 ◻ M4 ◻ M5

  2. Gender

    ◻ Male ◻ Female

  3. Ethnicity

    ◻ Chinese ◻ Malay ◻ Indian ◻ Other

  4. Nationality

    ◻ Singaporean ◻ Other: ________________

  5. In the past, have you had any cosmetic procedure? (If yes, please skip question 6.)

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Refrain from disclosure

    If you answered yes, what cosmetic procedure did you have?

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  6. If you have not had any cosmetic procedures done, would you consider having cosmetic procedures for yourself now or in the future?

    Now: ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Maybe

    Future: ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Maybe

    If you answered yes/maybe for any of the above, which part of your face or body would you most like to change or improve by cosmetic procedure? State three body parts in your order of preference:

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  7. Do you approve of students of your age undergoing cosmetic procedures?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ No opinion

  8. Are you aware of any risks associated with cosmetic procedures?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No

    If you answered yes, state three risks that you know of:

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

  9. Would you be embarrassed about undergoing cosmetic procedures if:

    (a) Your immediate family knew about it?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No

    (b) Your close friends knew about it?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No

    (c) People outside your immediate family and close friends knew about it?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No

  10. Would you approve of your parent(s) undergoing cosmetic procedures if they desired to do so?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Uncertain

  11. Would you approve of your boyfriend or girlfriend undergoing cosmetic procedures if they desired to do so?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Uncertain

    ◻ Not applicable (unattached at the moment)

  12. Would you approve of your future spouse undergoing cosmetic procedures if they desired to do so?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Uncertain

  13. Would you approve of your child undergoing cosmetic procedures:

    (a) While they are still students?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Uncertain

    (b) After they have completed their education?

    ◻ Yes ◻ No ◻ Uncertain

  14. Prior to this survey, which of the following cosmetic procedures were you aware of?

    ◻ Abdominoplasty ◻ Chemical peel ◻ Rhytidectomy

    ◻ Blepharoplasty ◻ Hair removal/implant ◻ Bone lengthening

    ◻ Mammoplasty ◻ Liposuction ◻ Laser skin resurfacing

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Dr Marcus Wong – Wong’s Plastic Surgery Centre

MBBS (Singapore)
MRCS (Edinburgh – UK)
M. MED SURGERY (Singapore)
FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

Dr Marcus Wong is a Ministry of Health accredited Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon. As the Founding Head of the Plastic Surgery Service at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, with more than 20 years of surgical experience, Dr Wong not only continues the family tradition of double eyelid and eyebag surgery for which Wong’s Plastic Surgery Centre is renowned for, but also brings along his own expertise in breast augmentation, micro- and nano-fat grafting, face lift and body contouring.

Dr Wong was Chairman of the Chapter of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery from 2011-2015, and has been a Council Member of the College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore since 2011. He was Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School Of Medicine, and Clinical Teacher at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

He also held appointments as Program Director for the National Healthcare Group (NHG) plastic surgery residency program and was a Residency Advisory Committee (RAC) member for national plastic surgery residency training program since 2014. Dr Wong was a member of the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) Working Committee for the Review of Guidelines of Aesthetic Practices for Doctors (2008). He has also completed several overseas fellowships in aesthetic and reconstructive microsurgery in places such as Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Brazil, and the United States of America.

In addition to publishing extensively in multiple peer-reviewed journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery and the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, he is also a reviewer for the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global journal and has been invited to present at multiple international medical conferences. Besides being invited to conduct instructional workshops, Dr Wong has also performed live surgeries at various international meetings. His other accomplishments include the award of multiple research grants from the National Healthcare Group (NHG), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the National Medical Research Council (NMRC), as well as industry grants from companies such as Novus Scientific and Osteopore.

He was nominated for the Young Surgeons Award from the Asian Surgical Association in 2003 and was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program Scholarship in 2007, and the Gold Medal from the Academy of Medicine in 2008 for outstanding performance in the national plastic surgery board examination.

In his free time, Dr Wong has volunteered in numerous medical missions to countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and China under the auspices of organisations such as the Singapore Armed Forces, Tzu Chi Foundation, Song Heng Association, Singapore International Foundation and Rotary International.

Getting Plastic Surgery in 2021? Here’s What You Should Know

The amount of new people seeking plastic surgery around the world has risen since the start of Covid-19. With new ways of communicating via virtual means, people are getting plastic surgery to feel confident both in front of the camera and in person. In Singapore, one plastic surgery clinic saw a dramatic 10% increase in new patients booking cosmetic procedures compared to before the pandemic. With plastic surgery on the rise, you might be interested in seeing if it’s something worth getting. Here are some major things to consider prior to making an appointment.

Plastic Surgery in Singapore: Taboo or Common?

A study by Statista found that 9% of Singaporeans have already received cosmetic work, and nearly half the population is considering it. Worldwide, getting work done is becoming more commonly accepted, as celebrities and non-celebrities alike “go under the knife” to slightly change their features. In Singapore, the most common plastic surgeries are eyelid surgery, face contouring, breast augmentation and body fat reduction, though there are many procedures offered.

The increasing use of cosmetic surgery is reflected by the increasing number of plastic surgeons in Singapore. For example, in 2014 there were 58 registered plastic surgeons, but as of 2019 there are 76 in the country. Despite this, traveling for cosmetic surgery is popular; many went to South Korea or Thailand before the pandemic to get work done. With travel restrictions still in place, if you plan to get surgery in 2021 you might want to research the market in Singapore to find the most cost-effective prices.

How Much Will Plastic Surgery Cost?

Depending on your treatment, getting plastic surgery in Singapore could be expensive. For instance, the average cost for a nose job is around S$7,000, whereas breast augmentation surgeries can average upwards of S$15,000. Of course, the price boils down to the service you will receive, with plastic surgery being a “you get what you pay for” type of procedure. This includes financial compensation or free-of-charge redos if there is a botched procedure or results you are not happy with. If you want to wait for treatment until you can travel abroad, however, you may find cheaper alternatives. For instance, a nose job and breast augmentation is $4,250 and $7,000 (respectively) in South Korea. Even adding in flights and accommodation could still be more affordable.

Average Cost of Plastic Surgery in Singapore 2021

Since these surgeries are costly and require preparation time, you may have already saved up a few thousand dollars to get a procedure. If that’s the case, you should compare prices and meet with potential doctors as your next step. If you don’t have the funds right now but definitely want plastic surgery this year, you could consider a personal loan with low interest rates to help pay for the procedure. Of course, taking out money for non-urgent surgery is only recommended if you have a plan to pay it back. Also, most health insurance policies won’t cover the elective procedures, hospital stay and recovery check-ups unless you need reconstructive surgery after cancer or you need plastic surgery after an accident. Regardless, it’s judicious to save or borrow extra money in case unforeseen issues arise.

Are There Alternatives if I Don’t Want To Undergo Surgery?

If you are looking to make minimal changes and don’t feel comfortable with an invasive procedure, then you could consider some alternatives to plastic surgery. For example, there are some good options for fat reduction procedures you could get in place of traditional liposuction. You can also consider cheaper alternatives to the more invasive and expensive facelift by choosing fillers or thread lifts. Lastly, some temporary solutions like eyelid tape (sold at most cosmetic stores) might be a great non-invasive, affordable option.

With any sort of treatment to permanently or semi-permanently change your body, there are health risks involved. For example, you may be more likely to get an infection, blood clots, loss of sensation, sickness or negative side effects from the anesthesia. Moreover, if there is a Covid-19 outbreak in Singapore, undergoing elective surgery might bring about more risks than normal. Make sure you research beforehand and discuss with your doctors to understand the potential drawbacks.

Key Things To Remember Before You Book Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Although many industries suffered as a result of Covid-19, plastic surgery is seeing an increased demand. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, now might be a perfect time to schedule an appointment as you probably saved up some cash from circuit breaker restrictions.

Before you sign up for a consultation, however, you should keep in mind the costs associated, recovery time and how your health insurance might come into play. Additionally, you should contemplate whether you want to work with a plastic surgeon who has a specialty or offers good value for money. In Singapore, there are many great plastic surgery clinics that could help you feel your best.

Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic – Aesthetic Centre For Cosmetic Surgery In Singapore

In Singapore Plastic Surgery Center, our highly-experienced plastic surgeons team has combined their surgical knowledge, technical expertise, operative judgment and skills to promote safe, ethical, efficacious cosmetic surgery to achieve patient satisfaction and problem resolution. We are committed to providing excellence through our range of aesthetic cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to help you look and feel your best. Whether you are looking to enhance your eyes, nose, face, or body and breasts, we have a wide array of aesthetic surgical procedures to help you achieve your goals.

Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery bring about great benefits to its patients as it aim to help one improve their appearance and their self-perceived imperfections, thereby enabling them to feel more secure and confident. Our ultimate goal is to give you a more attractive appearance plus the quality and safety you require and deserve.

Why Choose Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic

Our plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery Singapore procedures are backed and enhanced by the uncompromising medical knowledge, training, experience and innovation that make our clinic as one of the best aesthetic medical surgical facility in Singapore.

 

In Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic, all our cosmetic plastic surgeons are efficient & competent in all aspects of aesthetic cosmetic plastic surgery. Our all-inclusive & uncompromising approach to plastic surgery demands a high level of excellence and attention to detail.

From your first consultation to the post-operative examination, we are committed to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. With quality patient care, we provide patients in Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic with the right amount of time and understanding. With personalised consultations, our highly skilled and competent plastic surgeons work with you to ensure the most natural-looking and lasting results.

Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic plastic surgeons are also surrounded by colleagues who have years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery of all kinds. Therefore you can have a peace of mind to expect exceptional results for all of your cosmetic plastic surgery needs.

Click on the links below to learn more about our full range of aesthetic cosmetic surgical procedure for the face and body, including blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, facial fillers, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift and tummy tuck plastic surgery.

Facial Rejuvenation Aesthetic Procedures

Environmental stresses, aging, genetics and weight loss can impact the look and feel of your face. Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic offers many facial plastic surgery options to help you take control of how you look and achieve your goals. Here are our popular list of Facial Aesthetic Procedures.

 

Body Breast Aesthetic Enhancement Procedures

Due to a number of factors like aging, weight loss, gravity, pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women experience a change in the shape and size of their breast and cause them to lose self-esteem and confidence as well as being unhappy with their appearance due to the sagging looking breasts.

At Singapore Plastic Surgery Clinic, we offer wide range of breast enhancement treatments like breast implants, breast lift and breast reconstruction surgical options to help you regain the youthful perkier breast appearance as well as enhanced the shape, firmness and size of your breast so that you can feel good and get a boost in your self confidence. Here are our popular list of Body Plastic Surgery.

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Body Contour

 

 

Selecting A Singapore Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon Whom You Can Trust

Deciding to have cosmetic plastic surgery is an important personal decision, whether it’s a simple double eyelid surgery or a more complex nose job surgery. As you would with any other surgical procedure, it is important to take time to do your research and choose the right aesthetic plastic surgeon.

You should consider the reputation of the aesthetic surgical medical clinic, the education, training and experience of the plastic surgeon, your comfort level with him or her, the quality of patient care you receive from all of the clinic staff, and how complications or unexpected difficulties will be dealt with.

Wong Chin Ho – W Aesthetics Plastic Surgery

About Dr Wong Chin Ho

Dr Wong Chin Ho is a consultant Plastic Surgeon accredited by the Ministry of Health of Singapore with sub-specialty training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 2000, he graduated as one of the tops students in his class from the Medical Faculty of the National University of Singapore. He then completed his Basic Surgical Training in General Surgery in 2004 and went on to complete his Advance Surgical Training in Plastic Surgery at the Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital in 2008.

Achievements
Dr Wong has completed multiple fellowships in Aesthetic Surgery and Reconstructive Microsurgery, having done fellowships across different regions like Asia (Taiwan), Australia and USA. In 2010, he was the first recipient of the International Fellowship Grant from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). This prestigious scholarship from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (the leading professional organisation of plastic surgeons specialising in cosmetic plastic surgery in the USA) is awarded to the most promising international plastics surgeons, giving the recipient the opportunity to work with and learn from the best plastic surgeons in the USA.

Leading the way for the doctors of tomorrow
On top of his work at the clinic, Dr. Wong is actively involved in clinical research, publishing over 70 scientific peer review articles in prestigious international journals such as the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS), Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Lancet.

His works have been cited in key reference textbooks in plastic surgery. His research interests include facial anatomy, anatomical changes of the aging face, aesthetic surgery of the Asian face and anatomy of the Asian Nose.

Besides his passion for aesthetic surgery, Dr Wong believes in guiding the next generation of plastic surgeons. He is also a visiting consultant to the Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Singapore General Hospital. He continues to be involved in the management of complex plastic surgical cases while taking on a leadership role in the teaching of young plastic surgeons in his subspecialty of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Surgical Anatomy.

Known for his meticulous attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetics, he is assisted by a team of equally dedicated staff at W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to deliver only the highest level of care to patients in a private and cosy environment.

W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

We are a boutique clinic designed to provide personalised care to our patients in a comfortable and private environment. Our team of dedicated doctors, nurses and patient coordinator constantly strive to provide the best quality care to meet the needs of our patients.

The W clinic is a comprehensive clinic providing PLASTIC SURGERY services and DERMATOLOGY services. Our Plastic Surgery clinic (W Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) is headed by Dr Wong Chin Ho, a Plastic Surgeon accredited by the Ministry of Health of Singapore. Our Dermatology clinic (W Skin and Laser Clinic) is managed by Dr Wang Yi Shi, a dermatologist accredited by the Ministry of Health of Singapore

90,000 From the World of Plastic Surgery – Unique Singapore

The needs and demands of clients seeking plastic or aesthetic surgery are growing every year. A lot of information, new techniques and technologies, as well as advertising of non-surgical procedures with the promise of miracles without wasting precious time fuel the demand for the dream of a radical change in appearance.

Trends and aesthetic preferences also range from Western-inspired standards to the latest in Korean K-Pop fashion.However, according to plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Faria Correa, who practices at the private clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, it is important to understand exactly what your body needs, what is right for you, and which procedure can solve your problem.

Touching upon the issues related to breast augmentation, the doctor noted that the increase in size with the help of silicone implants remains the most demanded surgical procedure to this day.

Many patients read something and make inquiries on their own before coming to an appointment with a plastic surgeon, but the latter’s duty is to give advice, list all the pros and cons, and also point out the available alternatives, says the doctor.

If you are augmenting your breasts for more volume, viscous silicone gel implants are definitely the best option. In this case, the surgeon can perform implantation under the mammary gland, periareolar or from the armpit. The implants are placed above or below the pectoral muscle, and their shape and size are selected depending on the patient’s own breast and chest shape.

If a woman has very small breasts, or simply wants to increase her existing size, her own adipose tissue can be used.In other words, fat is pumped into the breast that has been removed by liposuction from other parts of the patient’s body. Before that, it undergoes a centrifugation process, as a result of which unwanted components are removed – blood, water and oily substances.

According to Dr. Marco, this process usually occurs in stages and has the advantage that the patient does not have to change breast implants or worry about capsular contracture. The doctor uses her own adipose tissue, which means that we are also not talking about any foreign object, and the breast will feel softer and more natural than silicone. And finally, the biggest advantage of this procedure is that the patient at the same time receives body contouring, while avoiding postoperative scars!

However, this method also has disadvantages. Some of the injected fat is absorbed and, for several months after the operation, the breasts may lose some volume, but the remaining volume will remain. If you gain weight, fat cells will grow, and if you lose weight, they will shrink.


Dr. Marco Faria Correa
is the Chief Physician of the Dr. Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery Center in Singapore and Brazil.Most of the time Dr. Marco Faria Correa works in Singapore, however, he also still practices in Brazil, in the cities of Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro, where he usually receives in July, as well as December and January.

Dr. Marco is certified and is a member of many international organizations in the field of plastic surgery such as ISAPS, IPRAS, ASPS, OSAPS, SAPS (Singapore Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery) and SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) and SBMR (Brazilian Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery). Dr. Marco is a member of the Asia Pacific Society of Herniology and RAMSES (Society for Robotic Assisted Microsurgery and Endoscopy).


When the breast is of normal size and does not need an increase, but only a lift is needed, the doctor should tighten and remove the excess skin.

There are many techniques for this, for example the periareolar method, the vertical L-cut or the inverted T-cut. The choice depends on the amount of excess skin and the desired tension.At the same time, the minimum volume is processed in a circular manner, and the inverted T-cut allows the doctor to remove more tissue and achieve more predictable and long-term results.

Breast reduction and lifting, also known as mastopexy, is performed when the breasts are too large and weighed down with excess skin. This procedure typically uses the inverted T-notch technique.

Gynecomastia is a common breast problem in men.The breast in this situation is enlarged due to the accumulation of adipose tissue in the area of ​​the mammary glands. This abnormal condition, caused by hormonal imbalance and various metabolic disorders, gives many men psychological discomfort, affects their self-confidence and place in society. The problem can be solved surgically within one day with liposuction or the removal of excess fat and skin.

As for the abdominal area, today not only women dream of having a flat stomach and pumped up abs.Men also try to keep this part of the body in shape and strive to acquire “six cubes”. However, there are 4 factors influencing the deformation of this zone:

  1. Obesity or overweight – the patient will have to go on a diet and be sure to go in for sports. This is important not only for appearance, but also for overall health.
  2. Unwanted distribution of fatty tissue throughout the body, in particular in the lower back and thighs. In this case, liposuction will help.
    A liposuction or liposculpture procedure can be applied to any part of the body. Fat can be thrown away or used as an autoplastic filler, the safest and most effective material available for transplantation to any part of the body.
  3. Liposculpture is a more sophisticated and targeted liposuction, as it involves moving fat from one area to another to shape the body and soften the silhouette with just one small catheter.
  4. Skin – An excessively deep fold of skin or stretch marks resulting from loss of elasticity and constant changes in tension during weight gain and loss, pregnancy or obesity can spoil the appearance of the abdomen.In the most difficult cases, folds of the skin can cause hygiene problems such as odor, athlete’s foot, and contamination with bacteria or fungus.
    If the problem is only excess skin tissue, dermalippectomy is the right choice. During the operation, the doctor removes only a small area of ​​skin in the lower part of the press, and this safe and simple solution is very suitable for severely obese patients who want to get rid of the fold for hygienic purposes.
  5. Muscles – diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle.
    What is diastasis? This is the stretching of the linear fibers of the connective tissue during pregnancy or obesity. Sometimes the reason is an inattention to their own weight.

Diastasis can develop in any person, male or female, depending on the type of collagen his / her body produces.

If the width of the divergence of the fibers exceeds 2 cm, the patient may develop symptoms such as chronic pain and discomfort in the back area, dysfunction of the pelvic diaphragm muscles, stress urinary incontinence, postural problems, etc.The only solution in such a situation would be prompt recovery and muscle tension to create an inner corset.

If the inconvenience is caused by muscles, and not by excess skin, and the skin itself is elastic and in good tone, endoscopic abdominoplasty or automated abdominoplasty, the latest technological development based on the DaVinci surgical system, will suit you. The doctor will tighten your muscles, forming an inner corset, and hide the scar on the hairline in the intimate area.

When both muscles and excess skin create a problem, traditional abdominoplasty will help to solve it. It can help remove a lot of skin from the lower abdomen and tighten muscles. This will hide the scar along the bikini line.

In the next article we will continue the story about other procedures for different parts of the body and face. Stay with us!


Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center # 10-26 / 27
38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563
Tel.: +65 6464 8075
www.drmarco.ru
www.drmarco.com

90,000 Cosmetic Surgery Singapore: Price Guide, Best Hospitals, Best Doctors

Cosmetic surgery helps to improve a person’s appearance, which in turn enhances their self-esteem and self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on any part of the face or body. There are many types of cosmetic surgery available in Singapore that can be performed.For the face, there is Botox, Cheek lift, Chemical peeling, Chin surgery, Cosmetic dentistry, Dermabrasion, Eyebrow lift, Blepharoplasty, Face lift, Face contouring, Facial fillers, Facial wrinkles, Laser hair removal, Laser resurfacing, Neck lift, Otoplasty Skin problems and wrinkle treatment. For the body, there are tummy tuck, arm lift, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction surgery, buttock lift, circular body lift, internal thigh lift, and laser hair removal.

Cosmetic surgery in Singapore is recommended and preferred by most people. The country is one of the most renowned medical tourism destinations and is well equipped with world-class hospitals and clinics, equipped with all the latest advances in medical technology available. Cosmetic surgeons in Singapore are highly qualified and highly qualified with many years of practice and experience. Surgeons undergo extensive training under the supervision of senior and experienced physicians for several years before being licensed to practice individually.The Outstanding Colleges Singapore Scholarship brings together Singapore’s top cosmetic surgeons to assist patients throughout the procedure and recommend the best treatment plans. Cosmetic surgery results in permanent and dramatic changes in appearance, but also includes some complications such as pneumonia, blood clots, infection at the incision site, fluid accumulation under the skin, easy bleeding, scarring or destruction of the skin, numbness and tingling from the nerves. damage.

In this age of globalization and urbanization, appearance is of great importance.People all over the world are ready to spend huge sums of money to correct their worldview. In Singapore, the cost of cosmetic surgery depends on various factors such as the recommended treatment plan, medical complications, experienced surgeons, etc. The cost ranges from US $ 2,000 to US $ 9,000, which is less than the cost of treatment in Western countries.

PLASTIC SURGERY

Every year the demand for the services offered by the beauty industry is increasing.After all, the way a person looks says a lot about him. And it’s no secret that successful people are beautiful people. But were they all beautiful and perfect from birth? The answer is “no.” However, in pursuit of beauty, one should not forget that the most important thing is health. People often pay with their own health for excellent aesthetic results. After all, plastic surgery, like any other, is associated with certain risks. Only professionals in their field will be able to emphasize your beauty, and “not to remake you beyond recognition”, and it is important to remember this when you decide on plastic surgery.

Comparative characteristics of plastic surgery in Russia and abroad?

Doctors rarely have international qualifications and do not have the opportunity to undergo training abroad.

Treatment is carried out by highly qualified doctors that meet international standards.Physicians regularly improve their level, attend symposia in the USA, Europe and Asia to exchange experience with foreign colleagues.

The equipment of plastic surgery clinics is insufficient, there is a need for replenishment of drugs, purchase of the latest medical equipment.

The clinics are equipped with everything necessary, the rules of asepsis and antiseptics are strictly observed, which has a positive effect on the rehabilitation period.

After surgery, there are frequent cases of complications in patients, which indicates an inadequate rehabilitation period.

Rapid patient recovery after plastic surgery.

An appointment and an operation are regulated by the clinic itself, the dates do not always coincide with those that the client is focused on.

Patients have the opportunity to sign up for plastic surgery on a convenient day.

The Viva-City company will qualitatively, confidentially and quickly help for each of you and your loved ones to organize an appointment and surgery for plastic surgery abroad in clinics in South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand.

Peculiarities of treatment abroad

The best specialists work in foreign medical centers and the latest equipment is used, but each country has its own peculiarities of treatment.

Treatment in Singapore

High professionalism of plastic surgeons.

Prices for plastic surgery are lower than in the USA and Europe.

The quality, safety and efficacy of all clinics and drugs used in surgery and treatment in Singapore are monitored by The Health Sciences Authority

Plastic surgery clinics in Singapore are equipped with high-tech equipment that allows them to perform the most modern operations.

One of the most modern centers for biomedical research is located in Singapore, the main task of which is the research of existing drugs and the development of new ones that are widely used in all areas of surgery.

Safe and environmentally friendly environment. Singapore is a very small country. But it has great capabilities, including the latest technologies in the field of healthcare, highly qualified specialists in the medical field, convenient and comfortable public transport, and much more.The World Health Organization considers Singapore the best country for the level of medical care in all of Asia, which speaks for itself about the level of plastic surgery.

Treatment in South Korea

Qualitatively performed plastic surgeries in Korea are several times cheaper than similar surgeries in Europe and America.

According to a study by the World Society of Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, the highest popularity rating of plastic surgery in Korea was announced.

Virtually every woman in Korea uses the services of a plastic surgeon, and there is no specific age category or gender difference. Beauty services are sought after by both adolescents and women and men of any age category.

The most popular plastic surgery in South Korea is eyelid plastic, which visually enlarges the eyes, making the eyes more open, and the look is more “European”, rhinoplasty comes second, followed by lipoplasty.

Treatment in Thailand

The highest professionalism of doctors in the field of plastic surgery.

Many clinics are JCI accredited, which guarantees compliance with international medical standards

High level of postoperative care, which allows you to accelerate rehabilitation and reduce the risk of complications;

Confidentiality

An opportunity to get an online consultation at the stage of choosing a clinic

Affordable prices for plastic surgery, hardware cosmetology procedures

Russian-speaking translators work in the clinics, which allows you to communicate with the medical staff, since it is extremely important that the doctor and the patient understand each other.

Reception and carrying out of procedures / operations at a convenient time for you.

Raffles®Hospital (Singapore) | Multidisciplinary Medical Clinic

Dr. Lynette Lo is a Ministry of Health accredited dermatologist.After graduating from Queen Mary University of London, she was registered with the General Medical Council (GSM) (UK), and was an assistant physician at the Dean’s Office of the UK Department of Health, where she completed an internal medical training course. Dr. Luo has international experience in patient care. She is a graduate of the King Ambrose Medical Center and the Barts Dermatovenerologic Center in London, and the Department (Pediatrics, Female Venereology and Skin Cancer Clinic), St Mary’s Hospital Dermatology, Imperial College, London.The doctor completed internships at Boston’s Massachusetts’s General Hospital (Harvard Medical School, USA), St Vincent’s Hospital and Skin & Cancer Foundation (Melbourne, Australia). Most recently, she underwent an internship in Singapore, at the female venereology clinic at the KK Women’s and Children’s hospital After being appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, UK) in 2009, Dr. Lo returned to Singapore and completed a continuing education course (2011-2014) at the National Skin Center. In 2014Dr. Lo became a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Medicine (Dermatology), she is a Fellow of the Dermatological Society of Singapore and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. Prior to her career at Raffles Hospital, Dr. Lo practiced at the National Skin Center and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital as a dermatologist. She also worked in the women’s center and in the clinic in the department of venereal control (DSC). Dr. Luo has been appointed by the Ministry of Health as a Sexually Transmitted Infection Sanitary Inspection Officer.Dr. Luo’s articles have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, The Asian Skin Atlas, and are featured on various local and international platforms. In 2013, she was awarded the Best Presentation Award at the Dermatology Update Conference in Singapore by Dr. Jean Bolognia. Dr. Luo was an instructor and clinical director at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (National University of Singapore) and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.Her clinical interests are: women’s and men’s health (acne, hair loss and dermatovenerology), aesthetics (scarring, pigmentation and tattoo removal), General dermatology for adults and children, including eczema, moles, psoriasis, urticaria and vitiligo.

90,000 Treatment and Wellness in Singapore

Treatment in Singapore

Singapore is one of the cities where great attention is paid to the cleanliness and safety of both locals and visitors.Treatment in Singapore is popular with patients from all over the world. They are attracted by the equipment of medical institutions with innovative equipment, high qualifications of doctors and medical staff, excellent quality of service and safety, combined with affordable prices by world standards.

The leading hospitals in Singapore include such medical centers as Parkway Group Healthcare, Raffles and Sing Health.

Singapore medicine and its benefits

Singapore is known for outstanding medical success in various fields.It was here that the first child in the world from a frozen embryo was once born. Cancer treatment in Singapore is famous all over the world for its excellent results. It uses the latest method of treating shoulder injuries. Doctors are engaged in peripheral blood stem cell transplantation from an incompatible donor, as well as carry out other therapeutic measures using advanced technologies.

Physicians in Singapore are renowned for their excellent training, professionalism and competence.Despite the relatively high cost of service, Singaporean clinics are popular in the world, because it uses the latest advances in medicine, many of which are only available to patients at local medical centers.

Careful control over the quality of medical services and drugs is carried out by a special organization – The Health Sciences Authority.

The equipment of hospitals in Singapore is impressive: it contains the most modern high-tech equipment, the latest developments in this area.The most sophisticated interventions are carried out in Singapore using advanced technologies.

Treatment in Singapore: Benefits of Local Medicine

Singapore Plastic Surgery is one of the most popular medical services in the Asian region. Doctors achieve excellent results.

Patients from all over the world are also interested in the treatment of spinal hernia in Singapore: a special needle and cold plasma are used for it. As a result of the therapy, the volume of tissues compressing the vertebral nerve is reduced.

In Singapore, vision correction operations are constantly performed, for example, involving the implantation of contact lenses. This reversible intervention is an excellent alternative to laser correction.

Singapore Medical Visa

Citizens of the Russian Federation can stay in the country without a visa for 30 days. If this period is not enough for recovery, you need to obtain a medical visa for treatment in Singapore. An invitation from the clinic is presented when contacting the visa center.

Cost of treatment in Singapore

Prices are in US dollars.

  • Surgical cataract removal (one eye) – from 3500.
  • Corneal transplant in one eye – from 13000.
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system:
  • Arthroscopy of the knee joint by the method of reconstruction of the horn of the meniscus and cruciate ligament – from 7500.
  • Installation of an endoprosthesis on the knee joint – from 15000.
  • Natural childbirth – from 9000.
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting – from 21000.
  • Gastroscopy in combination with colonoscopy and tissue sampling for research (biopsy) – from 1200.
  • Removal of the prostate gland (used by Da Vinci robot) – from 24000.

Features of treatment in Singapore

Almost all medical centers in Singapore specialize in the provision of certain services in a specific direction (one or more).

Singapore clinics are focused on cooperation with patients all over the world.There are international departments here. Patients are provided with translators.

Singapore is home to a state-of-the-art center for biomedical research for the treatment of complex and rare diseases.

Treatment in the resorts of Singapore

There are a large number of SPA-salons, where in luxurious conditions you can have a healthy rest and gain strength. It offers visitors a program of detoxification, healing and rejuvenation of the body.

A suitable treatment and rehabilitation regimen will be selected even for the most demanding clients.Here they help to get rid of chronic fatigue, depression, neuroses and excess weight. Programs are offered for a couple of hours or for the whole day – at the request of patients.

Fun Facts About Singapore Medicine

According to the World Health Organization, Singapore’s medicine is the most successful in the entire Asian region. The level of medical services provided in Singapore meets the best international standards: the country is one of the five countries with the best level of medical care.

Due to constant improvement and development, the health care system in the country has received international recognition.

Dr. Martin Huang

Dr. Martin Huang (48 years old) – plastic surgeon, consultant, one of the leading plastic surgeons in Singapore.

Languages: English, Chinese

Specialization: Plastic and cosmetic surgery of the face, maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery of the breast and body.

Dr. Huang has been instrumental in the development of invasive facial and thoracic cosmetic surgery in Singapore using endoscopic technology. In addition, he pioneered the use of fat redistribution techniques for lower eyelid rejuvenation and was the first to practice ultrasonic liposuction as well as non-surgical body contouring techniques such as injection lipolysis.

Dr. Huang employs the most advanced and sophisticated cosmetic surgery techniques for the face, breast and body to achieve the best aesthetic results for his patients while minimizing downtime and the risk of complications.In addition, he became a leader in the modern trend of transition to non-invasive facial rejuvenation, using technologies such as intense pulsed light, cold laser, Fotofacial-RF (“Aurora”), “Polaris” apparatus, Thermage, “Botox”, “Mesobotox” injection fillers, methods of lifting the tissues of the face and neck “Aptos”, “Featherlift” and “Woffles Lift”. In the field of reconstructive surgery, he has a particular interest in the surgical treatment of congenital defects of the head and face, such as craniofacial deformity, cleft lip and palate, speech problems associated with cleft palate and cranio-maxillofacial trauma.

Dr. Huang is one of the most renowned doctors and a respected specialist and respected expert in Singapore’s multinational healthcare market. His circle of patients includes Singaporeans, Europeans living both in Singapore and in the neighboring countries of Southeast Asia. Among them, there are both Asians and Europeans, from a wide variety of backgrounds, from show business stars, high society representatives, company directors and high-level officials, to middle managers.Dr. Huang’s fame as one of Asia’s leading plastic surgeons is evidenced by his regular appearances in magazine articles and television programs. In addition, he recently wrote a book for those using the industry called Make Me Beautiful: An Expert Guide for Making Good Decisions in Cosmetic Surgery, and plans to publish it in the near future. It should be added that a significant part of his work is devoted to non-surgical, non-invasive methods of correction and rejuvenation of the face and body.At the same time, only the most effective medicines, equipment and technologies are used, in a manner that is characterized by masterful technique of execution and correct aesthetic assessment. This is the very combination of skillful technique and accurate calculation, the result of which is a high-quality and natural-looking result. But in any case, whether it is cosmetic surgery or non-invasive cosmetic procedures, Dr. Juan is committed to providing his patients with the best possible outcome.His essentially perfectionist style of work is distinguished by clear and meticulous surgical technique, attention to detail, emphasis on precise design, and perseverance. All this is guided by a strong aesthetic instinct, suggesting what exactly looks attractive and natural. His obsessive desire to achieve flawless results every time.

Dr. Martin Huang has received international recognition for the use of anatomically shaped implants in breast augmentation surgeries.Dr. Huang was one of the first plastic surgeons in Singapore to apply advanced surgical techniques to anatomical implant surgery. The doctor is one of the founding members of the Asian Society for Aesthetics of Breast Allergan (AACE). She is a guest lecturer and speaker on the topic of breast augmentation with implants in Asia-Pacific and Southeast Asia.

90,000 Berlin Clinic for Plastic Surgery: Department Head Dr. von Fritschen

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Dr. med.Uwe von Fritschen is Head of the Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery at the Helios Emil von Bering Clinic in Berlin.

Providing first-class advice and innovative treatments, the medical team led by Dr. von Fritschen offers its patients all the latest and safest plastic surgery techniques in a modern hospital. The focus is on aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

Berlin Specialized Center for Breast Surgery

The core competencies of our center include a full range of services in the field of breast surgery. This includes aesthetic volume correction with autologous fatty or silicone implants, breast reduction and lifting, correction of hereditary developmental pathologies such as asymmetry or tubular breasts, gynecomastia, and pectus breast alignment. Patients often turn to us for advice in case of an unfavorable course of the disease or complications after a previous intervention.

The head of the department and his medical team focus on the treatment of patients with breast cancer or cancer progenitor cells. In addition to skin-preserving procedures for breast removal – especially prophylactic in the case of a family predisposition – all modern methods of treatment are offered to patients without exception. Physicians have extensive experience in microsurgical breast reconstruction using autogenous tissue. This procedure is one of the safest in breast surgery, because it minimizes the possibility of a reaction of rejection of foreign materials due to autogenous tissues.

Main specialization: shaping the body into harmonious forms

Aging processes, changes in weight and the effect of gravity lead to significant changes in the skin and contours of the human body. Dr. von Fritschen and his medical team offer modern methods of correcting individual areas of the body and, if desired, shaping new ones. This is achieved through targeted liposuction, a tightening of the abdomen, thighs or shoulders.

One of the most common types of skin tightening is considered to be an abdominal wall tightening, since, despite intense training, the rectus abdominis muscles can diverge, painful scars after operations and hernias of the abdominal wall can appear, which in turn is an indication for performing this kind of tightening.This procedure often involves removing large amounts of fat and loose tissue while tightening the abdominal muscles, which accentuates the waist. At the same time, the exact surgical procedure can be adapted to each individual case, and appropriate tissue-preserving techniques can be used.

Liposuction for lipedema: water jet fat removal (WAL)

Liposuction allows you to shape your figure and harmonize your appearance.This procedure is used to reduce the amount of fatty deposits that cannot be corrected by the diet, and not just to reduce weight. Also, in the case of the so-called lipedema, this method is used for a genetically determined disorder of the distribution of adipose tissue.

Several innovative liposuction techniques are offered to patients under the guidance of Dr. von Fritschen. In particular, the focus is on WAL-liposuction, which is the removal of fat deposits using the finest and most powerful water jet, which breaks down and releases fat cells from the tissue.Since the use of this method does not require the introduction of any liquid, the result is visible immediately, and no accumulation of fluid in the body occurs. WAL liposuction is applicable to the abdomen, legs, chin or neck, shoulders / hips and buttocks and poses less risk than traditional techniques.

Facial plastic surgery in Berlin: Filigree treatments for an attractive appearance

Changes in the face can be caused by many reasons, such as trauma, tumors, loss of function of the facial nerves or aging processes, which is not always accepted in our society.

Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery also offers many options to help patients regain self-esteem, joy in life and well-being.

> The youthful proportions of the face can be restored by skin tightening (lifting). In this case, the procedure is carried out only after a detailed individual consultation, during which all possible wishes of the patient are considered.

Endoscopic forehead, temple and eyebrow lift provides the patient with many therapeutic options to improve the quality of life and well-being.

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