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5 Best Clinics in Singapore for Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

  • 5 Best Clinics in Singapore for Otoplasty (Ear Surgery) Image: Shens Clinic

Prominent ears are often called “Bat” or “Dumbo” ears. The comparison may affect the child’s confidence. Fortunately, this kind of problem can be cleared away easily with otoplasty, a simple medical procedure.

Read on to know more about this surgery – what it does to the body, how it’s done and how much it costs.

More importantly, this article also includes a list of the 5 best clinics in Singapore for otoplasty. These clinics are handpicked for their expertise, reputation, and ability to bring about the best results.

WHAT IS OTOPLASTY?

Otoplasty, also known as prominent ear correction or “ear pinning”, is a medical procedure that aims to change the size, shape, or position of the ears.

HOW CAN OTOPLASTY HELP?

Otoplasty helps in addressing ear deformities or imperfections caused by injury or birth defect. You can opt to have otoplasty if you are bothered by the size of your ears or if you feel that your ears are sticking out too much from your head.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN OTOPLASTY?

Otoplasty is usually done with local anaesthesia and sedation.

Incisions are made at the back or within the inner creases of the ears, depending on the complexity of the case. Excess cartilage and skin are then removed before the remaining cartilage is folded to its desired position and stitched in place.

BEST AGE FOR CHILDREN TO GET OTOPLASTY

Otoplasty can be performed in children aged 5 years old and above when the ears have grown to their full size.

Many surgeons suggest that the best time for the surgery to be done is before the time a child starts going to school.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR RECOVERY FROM OTOPLASTY?

Recovery time form otoplasty usually takes up to 2 weeks. Patients will need to return to their doctors for bandage removal within a week after surgery.

HOW MUCH DOES OTOPLASTY COST IN SINGAPORE?

Otoplasty in Singapore costs around S$4,000 toS$7,000.

WHERE TO GET OTOPLASTY IN SINGAPORE?

One can get an otoplasty from any duly licensed and accredited plastic surgeon or ENT-Surgeon in Singapore. Read on to learn more about the recommended clinics for otoplasty in Singapore.

1. Dream Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

  • Dream Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Image: Dream Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery
  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Associate Professor Vincent Yeow
    Dr Wong Chu Hui
  • Experience
    >20 years
  • Duration
    1-2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local anaesthesia (adults)
    General anaesthesia (children)
  • Hospitalization
    Day surgery
  • Address
    290 Orchard Road
    #17-03/04 Paragon
    Singapore 238859
  • Phone
    +65 6871 8888
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00
    Sat: 09:00-12:00
  • Website

The Dream medical group was founded in Korea in 1999 where it is highly esteemed and has grown to a multi-surgeon complex. Dream International holdings were incorporated in Singapore in 2013. This was followed by the launch of Dream Plastic Surgery in 2014 with Associate Professor Vincent Yeow as the head.

Dr Yeow has over 20 years’ experience in plastic surgery, and he is backed by Dr Wong Chu Hui who is fully certified in aesthetic medicine.

Highlights

  • A great deal of importance is placed on the delivery of ethical, optimum service.
  • Safety and privacy are paramount
  • Overseas patients are well taken care of through the comprehensive concierge.
  • Conveniently located on Orchard Road

 OTOPLASTY SERVICES

Dream Aesthetics offers correctional surgery to adjust the position, shape, and size of ears. The clinic also undertakes reconstructive surgery on ears that deformed due to accidents.

The surgery corrects:

  • Ears that are folded down
  • Protruding ears
  • Outsized ears
  • Ears with abnormal appearance

Incisions are made at the back of the ear and within the inner creases. Excess cartilage and skin are removed. The remaining cartilage is secured with internal stitches.

 MEDICAL TEAM

1. Associate Professor Vincent Yeow

  • SAPS
  • SSCS
  • MBBS,
  • FRCS(Glasg)
  • FRCSEd
  • FAMS (Plastic Surg)

2. Dr Wong Chu Hui

  •  SMC
  • AAAM
  • BMEd (National University of Ireland)

 COST: The estimated cost of the procedure is $5,000.

2. Shens Clinic

  • Shens Clinic Image: Shens Clinic
  • Location
    Killiney Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu
  • Experience
    >20 years
  • Duration
    1 - 2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local anaesthesia with sedation (adults)
    General anaesthesia (children)
  • Hospitalisation
    Outpatient
  • Address
    3 Killiney Road
    Winsland House 1, #09-08
    Singapore 239519
  • Phone
    +65 6904 4488
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00
    Sat: 09:00-14:00
  • Website
  • Email
    enquiry@shensclinic.com

Shens Clinic is one of the highly-rated plastic surgery clinics in Singapore. They offer a wide range of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments for the face and body. Otoplasty is among the procedures requested by the clinic's patients.

Shens Clinic is headed by Dr Shenthilkumar Naidu, better known as Dr Shens. He is a MOH-accredited plastic surgeon who graduated from the National University of Singapore.

He trained extensively in the field of plastic surgery at the National University Hospital in Singapore and at Hanyang University Hospital in South Korea.

Highlights

  • Dr Shens has more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery and has performed over 5,000 cases.
  • Their staff is often praised for going the extra mile and providing excellent customer service.
  • The clinic is famous for its Korean-style treatments for various aesthetic conditions.

OTOPLASTY SERVICES

Shens Clinics provides patients with three types of prominent ear correction:

  • Ear augmentation: To treat the underdeveloped or non-existent pinna
  • Ear pinback: To flatten the protruding ears
  • Ear reduction: To reduce the size of the too big pinna

DOCTOR PROFILE

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Master of Medicine (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), National University of Singapore
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Plastic Surgery)
  • ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • ESPRAS – European Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • IBMS – International Board of Medicine and Surgery
  • ECAMS – European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
  • SAPS – Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • SMA – Singapore Medical Association (Singapore)

 COST: From $4,960

3. Colin Tham Plastic Surgery

  • Colin Tham Plastic Surgery Image: Colin Tham Plastic Surgery
  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr Colin Tham
  • Experience
    >20 years
  • Duration
    90 minutes
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthesia
    Local with light sedation
  • Hospitalization
    Day surgery
    or 1 night in the hospital
  • Address
    304 Orchard Road
    Lucky Plaza #05-06
    Singapore 238863
  • Phone
    +65 6235 8411
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30
    Sat- 08:30-12:30
  • Website

The Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr Colin Tham ventured into the field of aesthetic medicine early in his career.

After obtaining his qualification, he started out in the public health sector and worked for KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Thereafter, he joined Asia HealthPartners and opened his own clinic.

He is dedicated to keeping abreast with developments in the science of cosmetic surgery and non-invasive procedures.

Highlights

  • Tailor-made solutions to fit different patient needs.
  • Procedures are carried out in-house.
  • Experienced team with the clinic’s own caring nurses and an anaesthetist to support the plastic surgeon.
  • The patient’s safety is to be ensured.
  • Privacy is guaranteed.
  • Easily accessible via its location on Orchard Road

OTOPLASTY SERVICES

Colin Tham Plastic surgery performs Otoplasty to correct ear abnormalities. These include:

  • Bat ears: A condition where the ears stick out prominently
  • Ears that are abnormal as a result of trauma or disease.

Children who are born with bat ears can have them corrected through a surgical procedure. It is recommended that this is performed before they attain school age. The advantages of Otoplasty is that:

  • There are no visible scars
  • Recovery takes about 2 weeks
  • The procedure does not affect the hearing.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • FAMS
  • SAPS
  • SMA
  • ISAPS
  • ABSI

COST: Starts from $4,990

4. Allure Plastic Surgery

  • Allure Plastic Surgery Image: Allure Plastic Surgery
  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr Samuel Ho
  • Experience
    >12 years
  • Duration
    1-2 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local anaesthesia
    General if the patient prefers
  • Hospital Stay
    Day surgery
    or 1 night
  • Address
    435 Orchard Road, #22-04 Penthouse Floor Wisma Atria
    Singapore 238877
  • Phone
    +65 6734 9988
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Thu: 10:00-18:00
    Fri: 10:00-20:00
    Sat: 10:00-15:00
  • Website

The head consultant surgeon at Allure is Dr Samuel Ho who received invaluable training with notable plastic surgeons in Korea.

He has been published in several medical journals and undertakes research with a passion.

Dr Ho supports medical volunteer organizations that offer reconstructive surgeries to children in Indonesia.

Highlights

  • The clinic’s aim is to restore confidence and help people feel good about themselves.
  • The facility is well-appointed and attractively designed.
  • It provides comprehensive post-surgical care for those who require it.
  • Personal medical butler services are available for international patients.
  • Conveniently located on Orchard

OTOPLASTY SERVICES

Allure Plastic Surgery undertakes prominent ear correction through a surgical procedure that changes the position and shape of the outer ear, details as follows:

  • For very young infants, non-invasive molding is done.
  • For teenagers and adults, surgery is necessary.
  • Cartilage abrasion, sutures, and excision are combined to achieve the desired result.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MMed (General Surgery)
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (Plastic Surgery) 

COST: From $5,000

5. Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Image: Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Location
    Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
  • Surgeon
    Dr Leo Kah Woon
  • Experience
    >11 years
  • Duration
    1 to 1.5 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Sedation for children
    Local anaesthesia for adults
  • Hospitalization
    Day surgery
    or 1 night in the hospital
  • Address
    3 Mount Elizabeth
    Mount Elizabeth medical centre #06-10
    Singapore 228510
  • Phone
    +65 6733 3895
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 08:30-17:00
    Sat 08:30-13:00
  • Website

As its name would suggest, the medical director at Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is Dr Leo Kah Woon.

Dr Leo is a fully certified surgeon, who received extensive training in aesthetic and reconstructive medicine. For patients who have ear deformities after a trauma event, engaging the service of a reconstructive surgeon is a good way to get back that wanted ear look.

Dr Leo obtained his MBBS in Singapore. He excels in both invasive and non-invasive procedures and is fully conversant with modern techniques.

Dr Leo Kah Woon performs all aesthetic procedures at the clinic.

Highlights

  • The surgery is performed by a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
  • The facility has well-trained staff who offer friendly, attentive, and efficient service.
  • A wide range of plastic surgery services is available.
  • The clinic’s key objectives include rejuvenation and restoration.

OTOPLASTY SERVICES

Dr Leo Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers Otoplasty services for 2 categories of patients:

  • Patients born with ‘Dumbo’ ears or overly prominent ears
  • Patients who acquire post-accident deformities, in which case reconstructive surgery is performed.

In the first scenario, an incision is made at the front of the ear through which the cartilage can be molded. Another incision is made at the back of the ear and stitches inserted to hold the ear in place.

 DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • AMS – Academy of Medicine Singapore (Singapore)
  • FAMS – Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (Singapore)
  • SAPS – Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (Singapore)
  • SMA – Singapore Medical Association (Singapore)

COST: From $5,000

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