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5 Best Clinics in Singapore for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

  • 5 Best Clinics in Singapore for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Image: The Rhinoplasty Clinic

Rhinoplasty is among the top 5 cosmetic surgeries worldwide.

In Asia, where most people are born with a less aesthetically pleasing nose, rhinoplasty has become one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures.

If you are one of those who wish to restructure your nose for aesthetic or medical purposes, you have come to the right article! We have prepared a guide for you to learn more about rhinoplasty in general and to choose your right clinic among the best in Singapore.

WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?

Rhinoplasty, more familiarly known as a nose job, is a type of plastic surgery done to enhance the appearance of the nose, correct deformities, or improve nasal function.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF RHINOPLASTY?

There are two common types of rhinoplasty.

Open rhinoplasty entails creating an incision at the columella, the tissue at the base of the nose between the nostrils, and opening up the skin to provide better access to the nasal structure.

In closed rhinoplasty, the incision is created inside the nostrils, thus, leaving no visible scar.

WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS USED IN RHINOPLASTY?

  • Silicone – A synthetic material that is the most commonly used implants for rhinoplasty
  • Gore-Tex – Synthetic material similar to silicone that has pores to allow integration of the tissue
  • Own Tissue (Autologous) – Tissue from your own cartilage is harvested for use in the surgery.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURES IN SINGAPORE?

The following are the most common requested types of rhinoplasty procedure in Singapore:

  • Asian Rhinoplasty – Augments flat and wide noses that are common among Asians to make the nose look higher.
  • Reduction Rhinoplasty – Reduces the size of certain parts of the nose to make it appear smaller or narrower.
  • Male Rhinoplasty – Enhances the nose to make it appear stronger and sharper that matches the common facial features among men.
  • Hooked Nose Excision – Smoothens a protrusion or hump of a hooked nose
  • Long Nose Correction – Corrects a lengthy nose to make it match the facial features of the patient.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty – A secondary procedure to correct a bad nose job or to address issues resulting from a previous surgery

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR RHINOPLASTY?

You are a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty if you are above 18 years old with no known existing medical issues and if you have any of the following:

  • Dorsal hump or a bump at the bridge of the nose
  • Too wide or too narrow nose
  • Asymmetrical nose
  • Prominent nasal tip that is not proportionate to your face
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Nasal airway issues
  • Post-traumatic nasal deformity

IS RHINOPLASTY PAINFUL?

Anaesthesia is used during the surgery, so the patient will not feel any pain. Pain and swelling may be experienced for one week after surgery, but this can be addressed with pain medications.

ARE THERE ANY NON-SURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO RHINOPLASTY?

Patients have the option to go for non-surgical alternatives to rhinoplasty that use fillers or threads. However, these procedures are not permanent and only recommended for minor nose restructuring.

WHAT IS THE COST OF RHINOPLASTY IN SINGAPORE?

Rhinoplasty in Singapore costs between S$3,000 and S$25,000 depending on the complexity and duration of the procedure.

A simple implant can cost from S$3,000 to S$5,000.

Hybrid procedures that use implants and harvested tissue can cost from S$8,000 to $15,000.

A total autologous rhinoplasty requires a hospital stay and can cost you from S$15,000 to S$25,000.

WHERE TO HAVE RHINOPLASTY IN SINGAPORE?

You can have the nose job safely done at an aesthetic clinic by a MOH accredited doctors. Find your right clinic and surgeon below.

1. The Rhinoplasty Clinic

  • The Rhinoplasty Clinic Image: The Rhinoplasty Clinic
  • Location
    Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
  • Surgeon
    Dr Tan Kar Su
  • Experience
    >21 years
  • Duration
    45 mins to 6 hours
    (depending on the complexity)
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthesia
    Sedation
  • Address
    Mt Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
    38 Irrawaddy Road
    #04-35 Singapore 329563
  • Phone
    +65 6250 0550
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00
    Sat: 09:00-13:00
  • Website

At The Rhinoplasty Clinic, you will be in the capable hands of Dr Tan Kar Su, a surgeon who has performed hundreds of rhinoplasties.

Dr Tan first obtained qualifications as an ENT practitioner before spending a year at Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinic in Seoul, South Korea.

Upon returning to Singapore, Dr Tan worked as a consultant in the Facial Plastics Service of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Although he is now in private practice, he continues to be a Visiting Consultant at the Hospital.

Highlights

  • The Rhinoplasty Clinic deals solely with rhinoplasty, demonstrating focus and commitment to the craft.
  • The clinic specializes in implant-free procedures.
  • The head surgeon is supported by a multilingual team that is professional and highly qualified in the field.
  • Out-of-town patients are catered for and provided with transport, accommodation arrangements, and other services according to their needs.

RHINOPLASTY SERVICES

The Rhinoplasty Clinic offers the following nose job services:

1) Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: This is undertaken to correct the shape and size of a nose and addresses short noses, small, flat, wide noses, and others. The correction is done through Autologous Rhinoplasty, which is the use of material from your own body. This achieves long-lasting results, there is no risk of rejection, and infection risks are low.

2) Functional Rhinoplasty: The procedure focuses on the correction of nasal obstruction, and it also addresses crooked noses, internal and external valve problems, and other conditions.

3) Revision Rhinoplasty: This is the process of correcting post-infection, post fillers, and previously done surgery and other cases.

4) Reconstructive Rhinoplasty: These procedures are undertaken to correct cleft noses and conditions that arise after nasal cancer or trauma.

 DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • AMS- (Singapore)
  • SMA – (Singapore)
  • MBBS – (Singapore)
  • MRCS – (Edinburgh)
  • MMed – (ORL)
  • FAMS – (ORL)

COST: Starts from $6,000

 LANGUAGE SPOKEN:

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Korean

2. Sweng Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Sweng Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery Image: Sweng Plastic Aesthetics & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Location
    Farrer Park
  • Surgeon
    Dr Ng Siew Weng
  • Experience
    >31 years
  • Duration
    4-6 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    General anaesthesia
  • Address
    1 Farrer Park Station Road
    #16-08 to 10 Connexion
    Singapore 217562
  • Phone
    +65 6600 6868
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00-18:00
    Sat: 09:00-13:30
  • Website

The consultant surgeon at Sweng Plastic Aesthetics & Reconstructive Surgery is Dr Ng Siew Weng, who is accredited by the Ministry of Health of Singapore. He is a graduate of the Medical Faculty of the National University of Singapore.

He obtained his plastic surgery qualifications from the Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital.

Thereafter, he underwent a year of training in Plastic Surgery in South Korea, where he worked with renowned experts in the field. A strong Korean influence is evident in his surgical techniques.

Highlights

  • Offering Korean-styled nose job
  • The clinic has modern, well-designed facilities that offer treatment under ideal surroundings.
  • The consultant plastic surgeon is a renowned professional in Singapore.
  • All surgeries are done within the clinic in a safe and comfortable environment.

RHINOPLASTY SERVICES

Sweng Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery offers two main procedures:

1) Open Rhinoplasty – Asia (Korean Style): The focus of the procedure is to enhance the oriental nose. This is achieved through open rhinoplasty, which is able to add height and length to the nose and refine the nasal tip. A piece of cartilage is harvested from the ear and used over the nasal tip to provide a natural contour.

2) Closed Rhinoplasty: This is a less invasive procedure that leaves no external scar. The incision is made within the nose, and there is limited visualization.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (Plastic Surgery)
  • Dlp Pract Derm (Wales, UK),
  • Grad Dip (FP) Derm,
  • Grad Dip Basic Ultrasonography
  • Grad Dip Occ Med

3. SW1 Clinic

  • SW1 Clinic Image: SW1 Clinic
  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr Low Chai Ling
  • Experience
    >18 years
  • Duration
    1 - 2.5 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local anaesthesia
    Sedation
  • Address
    290 Orchard Road # 13-01/2/3/4/5/6
    Paragon
  • Phone
    +65 6817 8888
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 09:00-20:00
    Sat-Sun 09:00-16:00
  • Website

Dr Low Chai Ling launched SW1 in 2017 to fulfil her aesthetic vision. She is a graduate of Guy’s & Thomas’s Hospital, Kings College London. In addition, she achieved a Diploma in Dermatology from Cardiff, Wales, and pursued studies in Aesthetic Medicine in Beverly Hills, USA.

Dr Low participates in medical conferences as an instructor and presenter. She is also behind the creation of highly successful skincare products.

At the clinic, she is supported by a team of specialists in aesthetic medicine.

Highlights

  • The new SW1 clinic is located in an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art premises, one of the largest plastic surgery and medical spa facilities in Singapore.
  • The clinic is an industry leader in aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery.
  • The treatments involve both invasive and non-invasive procedures.
  • SW1 is a pioneer of new technologies, and the clinic promotes advanced plastic surgery techniques.
  • There are in-house operating theatres on the complex; hence there is no need to travel to another location for the procedure.
  • The clinic offers post-operation scar management.
  • Open 7 days a week

RHINOPLASTY SERVICES

SW1 offers the following services:

1) Hybrid Rhinoplasty: This procedure involves raising the dorsum or nose bridge and narrowing the nose base to achieve a defined nasal tip. It is specially tailored for the Asian nose. The ear cartilage is used for the bridgework. The procedure involves 1-2 weeks of downtime, and the final outcome is visible after 6 months.

2) Simple Rhinoplasty: Designed for those who do not need to alter the tip of their noses. A silicone implant is used for the bridge, and in some cases, cartilage from the ear is used to enhance the appearance of the tip of the nose. This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • MBBS (King’s College, London)
  • Diploma in Practical Dermatology(Cardiff University)
  • Member Of American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine
  • Member Of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

4. The Plastic Surgery Practice

  • The Plastic Surgery Practice Image: The Plastic Surgery Practice
  • Location
    Novena Medical Centre
  • Surgeon
    Dr Andrew George Tay
  • Experience
    >15 years
  • Duration
    4-6 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local anaesthesia
    Light sedation
  • Address
    Novena Medical Centre
    10 Sinaran Drive #11-33
    Singapore 307506
  • Phone
    +65 6397 6618
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00-17:30
    Sat: 09:00-13:00
  • Website

Dr Andrew Tay was first exposed to plastic surgery when he was undertaking basic surgery training at the National University of Singapore. Subsequently, he joined the advanced specialty training program in plastic surgery.

He furthered his training at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, and completed his training in 2002.

Dr Tay went into private practice in 2006 but still lectures in medicine. His specialty lies in cosmetic surgery of the body and face, and he has performed a large number of rhinoplasty procedures locally and internationally.

Highlights

  • All nose surgeries are performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who is Singapore certified.
  • The clinic specializes in the closed-incision method.
  • The surgeon performs an extensive analysis before creating a surgical plan.
  • The cost of the procedure is reasonable, and there are no hidden costs.
  • A branch of the clinic is located at Paragon Medical Suites on Orchard Road for those who prefer a more central location.

RHINOPLASTY SERVICES

The Plastic Surgery Practice uses the following two procedures:

1) Closed Incision Method: A small incision is made in the membrane within the nostrils through which the implant is inserted. The benefit of this method is that the patient does not undergo invasive surgery.

2) Open Incision Method: An incision is made between the nostrils opening up the structure within. This method makes possible more dramatic results.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • SAPS
  • ISAPS
  • FAMS

COSTS: From $3,900 for closed incision method and $7,900 for open incision method.

5. Dr Leo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Dr Leo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Image: Dr Leo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Location
    Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
  • Surgeon
    Dr Leo Kah Woon
  • Experience
    >11 years
  • Duration
    1.5 to 3 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Local anaesthesia
    General anaesthesia
  • Address
    3 Mount Elizabeth
    #06-10 Mt Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510
  • Phone
    +65 6733 3895
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 08:30 – 17:00
    Sat: 08:30 – 13:00
  • Website

Dr Leo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is one of the leading plastic surgery clinics in Singapore, offering a wide range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries. Rhinoplasty is one of the clinic’s signature procedures.

As its name indicates, the clinic’s chief surgeon is Dr Leo Kah Woon.  He is a duly accredited plastic surgeon by the Singapore Ministry of Health and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (Plastic Surgery). He is also a Gold Medal Awardee of the Plastic Surgery Exit Examinations.

Highlights

  • Very caring and knowledgeable doctor: This is a common description of Dr Leo among his happy and satisfied customers. He is very patient with his clients and takes time to answer all their questions.
  • Focus on the patient’s privacy and comfort: The clinic is designed to ensure every patient’s comfort and privacy. It has a cosy waiting area and a spacious examination and consultation room.
  • A separate operating room is available within the clinic.

RHINOPLASTY SERVICES

Dr Leo Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery performs two nose job procedures:

1) Closed Rhinoplasty: Also called endonasal surgery, this procedure involves creating incisions inside the nostrils to access the nose bone and cartilage. This type of rhinoplasty is less invasive and does not leave visible scars.

2) Open Rhinoplasty: An incision is created at the base of the nose bridge, and the skin is folded up for better access to the nose bone and cartilage. This is more invasive but effective in more serious conditions like a disfigured nose. The incision will leave a scar and will take a longer time to heal.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), National University of Singapore
  • Master of Medicine (MMed Surgery)
  • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (MRCSEd)
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)
  • Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Gold Medal Winner, Plastic Surgery Exit Exam

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