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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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Is undergoing corrective jaw surgery worth it?


Dentofacial deformities are common in Singapore. In fact, there is not a single day that I can walk around Singapore without seeing someone in the streets who has a face that can be improved aesthetically with corrective jaw surgery. Some people are not bothered by their deformities and can live happily without seeking any kind of correction. To this group, the issue of whether corrective surgery is worthwhile is a non-starter. However, for a much larger group who are bothered, albeit to different degrees, about their dentofacial deformities, the question of whether to undergo surgery is often perplexing.

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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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Are there alternatives to corrective jaw surgery ?

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About half the number of patients who see me for a consultation on corrective jaw surgery are not sure if they need surgery. For this group, the first question that they ask is whether I think they need surgery. The other half has already done their research, they may even have consulted some other surgeons, and they have a fairly good idea what they need and want. This latter group knows that corrective jaw surgery can help them achieve their aesthetic as well as functional goals. However, they also know that the surgery is no walk in the park and they are often looking for alternatives that are less invasive and has a lower morbidity and downtime.  What are the alternatives?

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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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5 Things You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers in Singapore

bigstock-Asian-skincare-woman-lying-on--45174397Dermal fillers are fast becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Singapore, used to temporarily smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, restore volume to the face to tighten sagging skin and add definition to facial features, such as the nose, chin, jawline, lips or cheekbones, among many other uses. If you are considering dermal fillers to improve your appearance, there are a number of things to consider before committing to treatment. Here are 5 things you need to know about dermal fillers in Singapore.

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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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What Areas Can Be Treated with Dermal Fillers in Singapore?

bigstock-Great-Smile-254314Dermal fillers in Singapore are used to treat a wide variety of aesthetic issues. Administered via a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, dermal fillers are used for two general purposes – to improve facial contours for enhanced facial harmony and to minimize or erase many common signs of aging. So what areas can be treated with dermal fillers in Singapore in order to achieve those goals?

Dermal Fillers For Anti-Aging Care

Lost volume in the skin – or thinning – is a primary cause of many of the most common signs of aging, an issue that can be resolved with the injection of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are commonly used to plump the skin of the cheeks to smooth lines and wrinkles, tighten loose skin and smooth skin texture. Dermal fillers can also be used to minimize vertical lines or creases between the eyebrows and smooth horizontal lines across the forehead. Lip volume lost to aging can be restored, smoothing the fine lines it can cause around the lips and at the corners of the mouth. Nasolabial lines, which are lines between the nose and the outer corners of the mouth, can be softened with dermal fillers, as can crows feet at the outer corners of the eyes and hollows that tend to develop at the temples. Dermal fillers can be used to restore volume in the under-eye area as well, improving the hollows or lines that often appear in this area with aging, and they are often used to restore youthful volume to aging hands.

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Five Procedures Provided by Your Singapore Oral Surgeon

bigstock-Asian-doctor-woman-portrait-S-48848585Many people have been referred to a Singapore oral surgeon by a dentist or orthodontist, but most aren't aware of the full scope of services offered by these highly trained specialists. The surgical specialists of the dental profession, Singapore oral and maxillofacial surgeons manage a wide variety if problems related to the mouth, teeth, jaws, face and neck, ranging from procedures to address functional, dental and medical needs to those to address aesthetic issues. Among them are these five procedures commonly provided by Singapore oral surgeons:

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