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Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants in Singapore Blog

A little bit of orthognathic surgery but not too much



It is quite common in my practice to have patients coming in to ask for jaw surgery to correct what they feel are minor deformities. They often say that they are not seeking major changes and only want a bit of surgery but not too much. Every often, such requests are harder to fulfill than requests for extreme makeovers. Jaw surgery can achieve dramatic changes in facial appearance especially in cases of gross discrepancies of facial bone proportions and symmetry. However, for the patient who says she does not want major changes, is orthognathic surgery suitable?


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What cosmetic jaw surgery do I need?


The advent of the internet has done much to decrease the information asymmetry between patient and doctor. Having the information is one thing but joining the dots to complete a picture is another. The wealth of information that is freely available on the web can be overwhelming. Cosmetic jaw surgery patients are generally youngish and most would have done some homework prior to coming in for a consultation. Once in a while I get some who are medical website junkies who scour the net for information and form their own diagnosis. They email in their own diagnosis and the treatment that they want and ask for a quotation. Most of the time, I either do not reply or simply tell them that I can’t comment until after a physical examination. Fortunately, the vast majority of patients are not like that. Most patients will ask the question, “What cosmetic jaw surgery do I need?”


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Creating the V Shape Face by jaw contouring surgery in Singapore

bigstock-Beautiful-Young-Smiling-Woman-102800567.jpgTwenty-four years ago, when I was preparing my Master’s thesis, I reviewed a lot of literature on facial norms. I needed to look at what constitute a “normal” face. As it turned out, most of the publications were actually based on aesthetic ideals. Naturally, this is because surgical literature are biased towards surgically enhancing facial proportions and features to achieve an aesthetic outcome. Somehow, “normal” is not what patients who are ready to subject themselves under the knife wanted. In Singapore, we are subjected to chiseled angular facial features of the West and the V-shape face so desired in Asia.

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How to Choose an Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore?

bigstock-Asian-skincare-woman-lying-on--45174397Given the many advances in aesthetic medicine over recent years, cosmetic procedures in Singapore are becoming more popular than ever before, allowing people to resolve appearance problems today that previous generations simply had to live with. This increasing demand for cosmetic procedures – both surgical and non-surgical – has given rise to an ever-increasing number of aesthetic clinics. So how can the average Singapore patient ensure that they are choosing the best clinic to suit their needs? Here, we'll outline some of the most important factors to consider as you choose an aesthetic clinic in Singapore.

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Answers to Your Questions about BOTOX in Singapore

bigstock-people-icons-with-colorful-dia-42953854If you are considering BOTOX in Singapore, you probably have some questions you'd like answered before you schedule your initial appointment. Over the past several weeks we've done our best to answer some common questions you may have about BOTOX on our blog. We've taken these questions and answers and put them all together here so that you can more easily gather information as you determine if BOTOX is right for you. 

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How Often Do You Need to Be Treated With BOTOX in Singapore?

bigstock-Beauty-Concept-Skin-Aging-Ant-74080411If you are thinking of trying BOTOX in Singapore to address aesthetic issues, such as dynamic lines and wrinkles, also known as expression lines, or a bulky, squared jawline, chances are that you're wondering exactly what you can expect in terms of results. Most people are aware that BOTOX is a temporary treatment for these conditions, the results wearing off over time. Keeping those results long-term means regular BOTOX treatment, but just how often do you need to be treated?

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How Does BOTOX in Singapore Work?

bigstock-Cosmetic-Injection-In-Woman-Ha-51193189BOTOX is a tried-and-true treatment for lines, wrinkles and other aesthetic issues that are caused by the action of facial muscles as a person speaks, smiles, frowns, chews or squints. The most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S., BOTOX is becoming just as popular in Singapore in recent years. As it has gained popularity, many patients considering treatment for a more youthful, attractive appearance want to know exactly how BOTOX in Singapore works and what they can expect during and after treatment.

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Why You Should Consider an Oral Surgeon in Singapore for Your Facial Aesthetic Procedures

bigstock-Asian-doctor-woman-portrait-S-48848585Did you know that facial aesthetic procedures can be done by a wide range of medical and dental professionals in Singapore, from general doctors and dentists to surgical specialists? So how can the average Singapore patient, who isn't an expert on medical professionals or aesthetic procedures, choose the best provider for his or her facial aesthetic procedure? The answer is quite simple – choose a Singapore oral surgeon, even if your procedure will be a non-surgical one.

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The Role of Dental Implants in Singapore and Orofacial Rejuvenation

bigstock-Couples-Relaxing-Indoors-And-S-4133248Orofacial Rejuvenation is a comprehensive treatment plan designed to enhance the appearance, addressing a range of oral and facial issues for overall rejuvenation. In patients with failing teeth or tooth loss, or who have long been fitted with dentures or traditional fixed bridges, dental implants can play a very important role in the Orofacial Rejuvenation process. After all, nothing projects youth and vitality more strongly than a bright, healthy, beautiful and natural-looking smile – an asset that is best achieved for Singapore patients via implant-based dental restoration.

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BOTOX in Singapore: What Are My Treatment Options?

bigstock-Asian-skincare-woman-lying-on--45174397BOTOX treatment has become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures done today. The chief reason for the popularity of BOTOX in Singapore – and around the world, for that matter – is that it offers safe and very effective treatment of a number of aesthetic issues caused by overactive facial muscles. So what are your treatment options with BOTOX in Singapore?

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