Surgical Aesthetics Procedures
You can trust our oculoplastic surgeons and plastic surgeons to help you achieve the look you want with their comprehensive skills and care for the whole person.
Consult with one of our experts today.
We are delighted to have both oculoplastic surgeons and plastic surgeons on staff. Both specialists complete extensive education and training to become experts in their respective fields.
Our oculoplastic surgeons, Dr. Stephanie Young, Dr. E-Shawn Goh and Dr. Petrina Tan have additional fellowship training beyond ophthalmology, specializing in eyelid, tear duct and orbit procedures. They offer medical and cosmetic treatments for the eyes, eyelids and surrounding areas.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Shim complete residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery, and also had subspecialty training in supermicrosurgery. He perform both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures of the face, body and extremities using surgical and non-surgical methods.
Whether you need eyelid surgery, facelift, body contouring or reconstructive care, our surgeons draw upon specialised expertise in oculofacial and plastic surgery.
All our specialist surgeons work with you to determine the best individualised treatment plan using their artistic skills and respect for natural, healthy aesthetics.
Staying current in their field, our surgeons employ updated, sophisticated surgical techniques for safe and effective rejuvenation, restoration and enhancement.
Aesthetic Eyelid Procedures
The eyes are the centre of facial expression and the aesthetic centre of the face. They provide critical cues in gauging emotions and shaping social behaviour. Choosing a surgeon to treat problems in this delicate area is an important decision.
(Eyelid lift, Double Eyelid Surgery)
(Eyelid lift, Double Eyelid Surgery)
The eyes and surrounding structures go through changes throughout life. These changes include loss of elasticity, skin stretching, sagging, fat redistribution, and increased or decreased pigmentation. There can be puffy or excess skin in the upper eyelids, causing part of the eye to be covered and creating an older, tired eye appearance.
An eyelid lift is an ideal procedure to remove excess and unwanted skin, fat and tissue from the upper eyelid, giving it a more youthful and attractive appearance.
Many East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans) lack a double eyelid crease.
Double eyelid surgery is a type of Upper Blepharoplasty procedure to create an additional upper eyelid crease to create larger, brighter and more attractive eyes. A detailed discussion with the patient is necessary as there are many options (suture technique, small incision technique, open blepharoplasty, etc.) depending on the patient’s original eyelid shape and desired crease type/height.
Functional/Reconstructive Eyelid Procedures
This is a common surgery that Oculoplastic surgeons perform. Ptosis refers to drooping of the eyelid, and occurs in most people to different extent, with the incidence increasing as we age. Ptosis can vary from mild to severe. When mild, it can be subtle and not noticed by the patient or others, or it may affect the patient’s appearance especially if asymmetrical, with one eye worse than the other, causing “uneven” eyes. If the droopy eyelid is severe, it can cause obstruction of the field of vision and the patient will have difficulty keeping his/her eyes open. There are various causes of ptosis and it is important that the patient gets his/her eyes checked to rule out other causes (e.g. neurological) before going for surgery.
Ptosis surgery involves tightening of the eyelid (levator) muscle that is weak, thereby lifting the eyelid and giving the eye a brighter and more youthful appearance. Excess upper lid skin and fat can be removed at the same sitting if these tissues are adding weight to the eyelids.