DR GAVIN KANG
A fully accredited Singapore plastic surgeon with more than 5,000 surgery experience.
CONSULTANT PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr Gavin Kang is a fully accredited Singapore plastic surgeon practising plastic surgery since 2005.
After completing plastic surgery training in Singapore, Dr Kang was fellowship trained at the world-class Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan subspecializing in craniofacial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. He further trained in cosmetic plastic surgery in Korea and USA.
Using latest techniques from across Asia and the world, Dr Kang focuses on face and body cosmetic surgery in particular.
He is also a Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon at KKH and a visiting consultant. As well as a Great Eastern panel doctor. For any emergency cases in private hospitals with patient having GE insurances, he will be called to attend the patients for treatments.
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What is Breast Augmentation?
with breast implants
Breast augmentation is performed to help women enhance the shape of their breasts or add volume to naturally small busts due to weight loss, pregnancy, or genetics. Silicone breast implants are most commonly used in this procedure; they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes so that patients obtain the customised results they desire. Another alternative to breast implants is Breast Fat Grafting.
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Crisalix technology allows doctors to show patients the simulation of breast procedures results in real time and in 3D, for example how a breast augmentation would look on their own body.
Silicone Breast Implants
We use 100% authentic MOTIVA® and MENTOR® silicone implants in round and teardrop or anatomical shape.
Which Implants Are Better For Me?
Based on your specific desired outcome, our surgeon will be able to advise you on the most suitable implants. In terms of implant quality, integrity, and durability, both MENTOR® and MOTIVA® deliver outstanding results.
To see which implants and sizes suit you best, Consult with
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Each silicone implant is filled with MENTOR's proprietary cohesive gel, MemoryGel®, which holds together uniformly while resembling the natural look and feel of actual breasts.
MOTIVA® implants are 100% filled implants made from an ultra-soft gel and a silicone-based elastomer shell that adapt to the natural gravitational force and body movements. A controlled surface technology is also used to achieve a super smooth surface that will not create friction with the surrounding breast tissues.
Due to its strong cohesion, breast implants do not leak and spread to the body even if it is damaged after surgery. It is widely used in breast augmentation surgery.
Placement of Breast Implants
Without proper consultation, you will not know the right placement of implants for you. During a consultation with Dr. Gavin, he will be able to determine the best and most suitable option for your body – sub-glandular or sub-muscular placement.
The implant is inserted between the breast glands and the pectoral muscle. This method is recommended for those with sufficient breast tissue to conceal the implants.
The implant is inserted under the breast glands and pectoral muscle. Sub-muscular placement of the implant is recommended when there is not enough soft tissue to conceal the implant. This method does not affect mammograms as the implant is placed apart from the mammary glands.
Silicone breast implants are inserted through a hidden breast fold skin incision and tucked under the chest muscle or skin.
Breast Fold Incision
During breast fold incision, also known as inframammary, the implant is inserted under the breast glands and pectoral muscle. Other possible incisions are axillary (armpit) and periareolar (around nipple). Sub-muscular placement of the implant is recommended when there is not enough soft tissue to conceal the implant. This method does not affect mammograms as the implant is placed apart from the mammary glands.
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Our clinic also offers various instalment plans for eligible credit card. Please check with our professionals during your consultation to check on your eligibility or reach out to us through the enquiry form shown below.
About 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs
Regional or general anesthesia
About 2 weeks
Post-op Pain Level:
*Consensus based on the actual patients’ response to the questionnaire.
**Not a strict standard and patients’ experiences may differ.
Other Breast Related Surgeries
These treatments shown below are Medisave or Medical Insurance claimable. You might get your insurance company to find out more info on the claim eligibility. Depending on your insurance plan, you can claim reimbursement for the below breast related surgeries from your insurer.
For more information on claim eligibility and associated queries, confer with the doctor first during consultation.
Breasts tend to lose elasticity and firmness as aging occurs but it can also be accelerated by gravity, weight fluctuations or as a result of pregnancy. The areola (pigmented area around the nipples) may have enlarged with time. This procedure, usually done under general anaesthesia, reshapes and lifts the breasts by removing excess skin as well as firms and tightens the tissues surrounding the breast area; it also rearranges the position of the areola such that it sits higher on the reconstructed breast.
For women who find large breasts a hindrance to their daily lives, having breast reduction surgery may literally be a weight lifted off their chests; it may also be a chance for posture correction, freedom from limited clothing options or aches and pains. By removing some of the skin and tissue, breasts are better proportioned and the nipple and areola are reduced to complement the reconfigured size.
Breast Reconstruction (TRAM Flap)
In some cases, a mastectomy may be followed up by breast reconstruction. One of the methods employed is referred to as TRAM (Traverse Rectus Abdominal Muscle) Flap Reconstruction which uses existing tissue, muscles, fat and skin taken from a different part of the body, usually the lower abdomen, to reconstruct the breast mound. As this procedure necessitates adequate medical planning and discussion, it is best to speak with a medical professional to consider all aspects.
Breast Reconstruction (LD Flap)
Another type of breast reconstruction technique is the LD (Latissimus Dorsi) flap involves an incision near the shoulder blade. Through this incision, a portion of the skin, blood vessels, fat and muscles are tunnelled through under the skin to form a mound that resembles a breast. This procedure is usually used to create small to medium size breasts or to create a pocket in order to insert an implant.
Fat Grafting to Breasts
This procedure is better suited for people who would rather use their own fat and tissues to synthetic breast implants. Additionally, the breasts are not the only beneficiaries of this procedure as the area from which the fats are being removed from also will see a decline in mass. Futhermore, fat grafting results in breasts that have a more natural feel as the fat harvest from the patient is filtered, purified, liquidised and re-injected into the breasts.
Usually sought after by cancer patients, nipple reconstruction surgery caters for those who may have undergone breast reconstruction surgery and are looking to complete the reconstruction process. Though heavily dependant on the surgeon’s professional opinion and the recovery period required after the breast reconstruction, there are a few options to consider — skin flap suturing, skin grafting, autologous grafting and medical tattooing. Each procedure is determinant on the type of breast reconstruction and from where the fat and tissues were taken from.
Usually, nipple reconstruction surgery takes place 3 to 4 months after breast reconstruction surgery in order for the breast to heal adequately. For those who have had cancer, the process could be delayed due to complications.
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