Plastic surgery is a specialised field of medicine that focuses on enhancing or restoring the appearance of the face and body. Other than enhancing one’s appearance, it also addresses physical defects or deformities in various areas such as the skin, craniofacial and maxillofacial structure, hand, breast, and trunk.
Plastic surgery in Singapore can be categorised into two main areas: reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
A plastic surgeon is a doctor who specialises in enhancing the appearance or function of the body through reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. These surgeons have the expertise to address conditions caused by illnesses, injuries, burns, and congenital abnormalities, as well as perform aesthetic procedures.
The specialist accreditation for plastic surgeons in Singapore is granted to qualified doctors who meet the standards set by the Specialist Accreditation Board (SAB) under the Ministry of Health (MOH). This accreditation validates that the plastic surgeon has undergone relevant training, possesses the necessary skills, and upholds ethical standards.
Singapore plastic surgeons accredited by the Ministry of Health have undergone many years of plastic surgery training and have completed the Exit Certification requirement set by the Joint Committee on Advanced Specialist Training (JCAST). For patients, choosing an MOH-accredited plastic surgeon ensures that they receive safe and quality care from a qualified surgeon approved by the regulatory authority.
Plastic surgery in Singapore encompasses a wide range of procedures designed to enhance or alter a person's physical appearance. Common procedures include:
Here are some characteristics of the ideal plastic surgery candidate:
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is an important step in order to guarantee a safe and satisfactory result, as well as a pleasant doctor-patient relationship. Here are some considerations when finding the right plastic surgeon for your needs: