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Planning for a Breast Enlargement Procedure?

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  • Breast enlargement or augmentation increases the volume of the breast tissue making the breast bigger and firmer.
  • It can be achieved with implant augmentation or fat grafting.
  • The implant can be placed through incisions below the breast, around the nipple or through the underarm area.
  • There are different types of implants – round, teardrop-shaped and those that are filled with silicone gel and saline.
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About Dr Andrew Khoo

  • Ministry of Health (MOH) registered specialist plastic surgeon
  • Obtain fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Overseas Training Award from MOH to MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston Texas and Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Southfield, Michigan

Dr Andrew Khoo is a Ministry of Health (MOH) registered plastic surgeon who did his basic medical training at The National University of Singapore. He obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 1992 and went on to obtain fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr Khoo began his training at the Department of Plastic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital where he was awarded a HMDP scholarship to the Department of Plastic Surgery of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas. Dr Khoo then spent another year at the Institute of Craniofacial & Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield, Michigan to further his training.

Dr Khoo returned to Singapore in 1998 and rose to the position of consultant plastic surgeon in 1999. He then left Singapore General Hospital and began his practice at Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre in Mount Elizabeth Hospital in 2002. He has been a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon for 18 years.

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Why Patients Visit Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre?

  • Conveniently located near Orchard
  • Experienced nursing staff and assistants
  • Access to world class inpatient and outpatient facilities
  • One stop centre for aesthetic and reconstructive breast enlargement procedures

Why Patients Visit Dr Andrew Khoo for Breast Enlargement Procedure?

  • Fully trained and Ministry of Health (MOH) registered specialist plastic surgeon
  • 19 years of experience in plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for breast enlargement
  • Detailed & Thorough Consultation with Dr Khoo
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What You Can Expect During Your Visit

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Initial Consultation

Dr Khoo will meet the patient and listen carefully to ascertain what the patient’s needs are. This will include what size the patient wishes to attain, whether there is an issue of skin laxity and a low nipple position.

An examination in a relaxed setting follows to confirm the nature of each patient’s issues. Careful measurements are taken with specialized instruments and sometimes the Crisalix 3D Breast Surgery Simulation system.

Dr Khoo will advise on the appropriate approach to each issue. This could be fat grafting, an implant augmentation or perhaps another solution altogether.

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On Day of the Surgery

Dr Khoo and his staff are experts in preparing patients for each procedure. This includes stopping certain medications and food supplements and fasting. The procedure is a day surgery and is conducted under sedation or general anesthesia.

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Postoperative Period

The recovery takes 2-3 weeks and the final result seen 2-3 months after the surgery. A specialised bra and band is used to maintain the position of the implants and instructions regarding clothing, bathing, limitations in physical activity and medications to take are given. This can be as detailed as using a blouse with buttons rather that a T shirt - this minimizes discomfort in the immediate postoperative period.

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Personalised, specific aftercare plan will be crafted to ensure smooth recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have two groups of patients who benefit from Breast Enlargement surgery. The younger age group has insufficient breast tissue and need to create the shape and projection of a natural breast. The older age group has breast tissue but pregnancy and breastfeeding has caused loss of volume, skin laxity and nipples which are positioned too low.

Breast implants are gel or saline filled containers and can, in theory, rupture. However, the new implants have triple thickness shells and cohesive silicone gel which make the incidence of rupture very rare. Dr Khoo will discuss this fully during the first consultation along with other important risks.

Smaller breast enlargements can be done using fat grafting. The patient’s own fat cells are removed from a suitable area using tiny incisions. The Lipokit system is then used to gather the younger cells to give a better and more lasting result. The fat is placed in the breast via tiny incisions and it can be done as a day surgery under intravenous sedation.

Recovery is faster than breast augmentation and there’s also a side benefit of a reduction in tummy fat. However, it might not work well with droopy breasts and there will be less control over the eventual shape of the breast.

In general, we do not allow exercise for 2 weeks after the surgery. After those two weeks, the patient can walk or run on a treadmill with a supportive bra. As the implants are close to the chest muscles, we advise not doing active chest exercises for 4-6 weeks after the procedure.

There is only mild pain associated with the fat grafting procedure. There is moderate pain associated with implant surgery. An experienced anaesthetist will give powerful pain relief medication during the procedure and two types of oral pain medications are given to the patient to take during the first week after the surgery. In very rare cases, we have arranged for the patient to be admitted for the evening to a nearby hospital.

Surgery is not one event but a journey. The surgeon and the patient both have a role in a successful outcome. Dr Khoo and his team undertake to bring all their patients to as successful an outcome as possible.

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Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre

3 Mount Elizabeth, #13-08, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre (Orchard), Singapore 228510
Tel: 6733 3712

About Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre

The Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre is a Plastic Surgery clinic in Mount Elizabeth Hospital Medical Centre. The clinic and its staff offer services in all aspects of Plastic & Reconstructive surgery encompassing all types of Aesthetic Surgery.

The clinic and its staff aim to offer detailed and complete information to patients in a relaxed and exclusive setting. The use of texts, audiovisual aids, diagrams and clinical photographs aid in the full understanding of the various therapies offered to patients. The clinic is equipped with Crisalix body and face scanning and simulation technology. The clinic has a comfortable waiting area and a fully equipped procedure room for minor surgical procedures.

In addition, outpatient surgical procedures can also be done at Mount Elizabeth Hospital or at three surgicentres in Paragon Medical Centre. Other facilities available are CO2 lasers, Fraxel Duo Fractional Laser, Sciton BBL and Sciton erbium lasers. Liposonix fat ablation is also available. We also have access to the operating theatre facilities at Gleneagles Hospital, Parkway East Hospital, Farrer Park Hospital and Mt Alvernia Hospital for outpatient and inpatient surgical procedures. For medically indicated surgical procedures, the clinic and these facilities allow integrated Medishield insurance plans for payment.

Our team of doctors and nurses look forward to supporting you throughout every stage of your journey towards a more beautiful you.

Your Journey To Achieving Fuller Looking Breasts

Step One

Quick Registration

Be attended by our friendly staff to register

Step Two

Consultation

Understand patient’s needs and recommend treatments

Step Two

Consultation

Understand patient’s needs and recommend treatments

Step Three

Procedure

Treatment will take place in the procedure room

Step Four

Review

Rest well at a private and relaxing room, review results with doctor

Step Four

Review

Rest well at a private and relaxing room, review results with doctor

Step Five

Follow Up

Close follow up with a detailed after care plan

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