Gone are the days when plastic surgery is a “dirty” word only to be whispered between the sheets. In the last decade, a new generation of men and women empowered to achieve the face and figure of their dreams, was born and cosmetic surgery has since become a stepping stone for the bold and beautiful.

Plastic surgery is not just about correcting deformities. Nowadays, beautiful young women see me wanting to look even better than before. Plastic surgery is now about upping your beauty quotient to attain the looks of your dreams” says Dr Tan Ying Chien, consultant plastic surgeon at The Sloane Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre.

“I wish for larger eyes…”

What: Double eyelid surgery can make single lidded eyes appear larger and more attractive.

Duration of Procedure: 60 min

Cost: from SGD$3500

Downtime: 1 week

Extra: Double eyelid surgery can also help correct heavy eyelids and balance asymmetries between both eyes.

Beware: Double eyelid surgeries have been done at beauty salons with disastrous results under untrained hands.

“I wish for sharper nose…”

What: Rhinoplasty involves inserting an implant to elevate the nose bridge, leading to a sharper and more alluring nose.

Duration of Procedure: 60 min

Cost: from SGD$3500

Downtime: 1 week

Extra: Rhinoplasty can help to smoothen noses with bumps.

Beware: Inferior implants used in non-licensed institutions have led to poor results and extrusion of implant years after the operation.

“I wish for larger breasts…”

What: Breast Augmentation with the latest tear drop implants lead to fuller and more natural looking breasts

Duration of Procedure: 60 min

Cost: SGD$14,000

Downtime: 3 days

Extra: Some ladies also undergo nipple surgery to reduce the size of their nipples to look perkier and more youthful.

Beware: Cheaper and older PIP implants have led to post-surgical complications. Only use FDA approved breast implants with accredited plastic surgery clinics.

“I wish for smaller thighs”

What: Vaser liposuction eliminates unwanted fat to help you achieve a slimmer physique

Duration of Procedure: 2 hours

Cost: SGD$4500

Downtime: 3 days

Extra: Vaser liposuction stimulates skin contraction over the treated area leading to firmer skin.

Beware: Liposuction done in untrained hands can lead to lumpiness and other complications.

Disclaimer: The information provided above is based on approximations and should not replace proper medical advice from your surgeon. Prices and duration of surgery are estimated based on averages. Prices and other factors will vary between individuals. Please consult your doctor or surgeon for more detailed information.


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4 thoughts on “Plastic Fantastic”

  1. Good no-nonsense article. i didnt realise some of the cosmetic procedures only took an hour… hmmmm. I see the attraction why some women would be slightly addicted to making themselves over. It is so fast and accessible nowadays.

  2. I have always wanted to get double eyelid surgery. Maybe i am chicken but i have always hesitated because of fear of the unknown. Hopefully, i can pluck up the courage and take the plunge this year. I am sick of wearing double eyelid tape.

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