Plastic surgery: The cutting edge

This clinic combines South Korean techniques with state-of-the-art facilities.

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This clinic combines South Korean techniques with state-of-the-art facilities.

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It is easy to reduce plastic surgery to a bunch of nipping and tucking procedures, but what Dr Ng Siew Weng likes about this field of medicine is that it allows him to combine science and art with clearly visible results.

And what is unique about the founder and consultant plastic & reconstructive surgeon of Sweng Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery is that he is the first surgeon from Singapore General Hospital to undergo intensive training in plastic surgery in South Korea.

Thanks to the tutelage of these experts, Dr Ng learnt the Korean method, which is modelled after established Western techniques but modified for Asian faces.

As a result, his surgical techniques have acquired a strong Korean influence, especially in terms of eyelid and nose surgery, facelifts and breast augmentation.

His clinic at the newly established Farrer Park Hospital offers surgical and non-invasive procedures, as well as reconstructive surgery.

Featuring a Ministry of Health accredited Ambulatory Surgical Centre and state-of-the-art equipment, the clinic is a veritable one-stop facility from consultation to recovery. Indeed, the double ceiling provides a relaxing ambience.

Despite the source of his training, he’s not aiming for cookie-cutter beauty, says Dr Ng, who also travels to under- developed countries to perform free surgery for the less privileged.

The consummate professional, he stresses that it is more important for his clients to achieve an individualised, harmonious look, than to resemble what comes out of a factory mould. And that’s how you know that your face is in good hands.

For more information, visit Sweng Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at #16-08/10 Connexion, 1 Farrer Park Station Road. Tel: 6600-6868,

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