Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure to increase breast size. Breast augmentation is performed on women who have lost fullness in their breasts after pregnancy or breastfeeding, on women who wish to improve the symmetry of their breasts or simply on women who desire fuller breasts.
In Singapore, a breast augmentation is done with breast implants made of silicone or saline or through fat grafting. During the surgery, the surgeon will make a periareolar incision (around the nipple) or trans-axillary incision (underarm) depending on the patient’s wishes to insert the implant. Patients who opt for fat grafting are required to extract fat via liposuction. The fat is then processed into liquid and inserted into the breasts.
Breast augmentation is considered a day surgery in Singapore and patients can go home on the same day. If you’re considering doing breast augmentation, we encourage you to research extensively and choose a doctor with a proven track record. Here are three breast augmentation surgeons whom we think are the best in Singapore to start with.
Dr Vincent Yeow
Doctors make a world of difference in cosmetic surgery; they have to advise accordingly and manage patients’ expectations to deliver beautiful and natural looking results. Enter Dr Vincent Yeow, a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Formerly the head of plastic surgery at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital, he’s now leading surgeon at Dream Plastic Surgery Singapore, a subsidiary of Dream International Holdings. For those unaware, Dream International Holdings reigns as one of Korea’s top cosmetic surgery groups, with a glittering clientele base that includes some of the biggest names in the Korean entertainment industry.
Despite having operated numerous patients over the years, Dr Yeow still prefers a natural look — which is why patients can trust him on what looks best for them. Before taking on a patient for breast augmentation or just any surgery in general, Dr Yeow ensures he/she is mentally healthy. He believes every patient has to be happy with who they are as a person before understanding what beauty is. This clearly reflects Dr Yeow’s ethics and his policy of sincerity and honesty.
In this video, from 17:07, he performs a breast augmentation through fat grafting. Notice how he delicately executes the liposuction —an extremely important procedure— with precision. One wrong move could lead to disastrous consequences, and thankfully Dr Yeow completed the entire process with success.
Many view breast augmentation as simply a vain thirst trap attempt. For Cecilia*, a breast augmentation was the key to unlocking her femininity. Prior to giving birth, her breasts were a nicely filled A cup. After which, they shrank and left her looking almost flat chested. For years, she wore push up bras and paddings for a fuller chest and one day eventually decided to take action on her misery.
With Dr Yeow, she requested for a size that fit her petite build. He recommended that she do silicone implants to bring her up to a full B so her breasts and derriere would not look disproportionate. After the surgery, what bothered Cecilia for years was finally lifted off her shoulders — her breasts are a lot rounder and fuller now!
Dream Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery
Dream Aesthetics looks every bit like a prestigious and futuristic plastic surgery clinic. Shiny white walls envelop the clinic at Paragon Medical Suites, with state of the art facilities all round that boast Dream’s status as a leading plastic surgery group. Patients can also take it easy and relax at the clinic’s private suites.
Clinic website: https://dreamplasticsurgery.com
Address:290 Orchard Road, #17-03/04 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening hours:Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-12am
Contact number: +65 6871 8888
Dr Samuel Ho
Dr Samuel Ho is the first and only plastic surgeon in Singapore to be awarded a Health Manpower Development Programme aesthetic surgery fellowship by the Ministry of Health, where he trained under top plastic surgeons in South Korea. He also pioneered several surgical techniques to enhance treatments like nose augmentation, facial fracture surgery and breast augmentation.
His clinic, Allure Plastic Surgery, is highly sought after for breast surgery. Apart from breast augmentation, Dr Ho is also highly skilled in breast lift surgery, breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients and breast reduction. For him, doing cosmetic enhancements like breast augmentation for women is extremely empowering as it helps them enhance and embrace their beauty.
“Breast augmentation can be very rewarding as well because it helps the patient improve their self‑esteem and live life to the fullest,” Dr Ho shares.
A unique service Dr Ho offers is mummy makeovers, in which he helps mothers achieve their pre-pregnancy state by correcting ‘side effects’ from pregnancy like stretch marks, wrinkly tummy skin, tummy bulges and saggy breasts.
Mori experienced a drastic reduction in the size of her breasts after her weight loss. After shortlisting a few surgeons, she chose Dr Ho due to his belief that enhancing one’s natural beauty is most important. After trying on several simulations to decide which size works best for her, this is Mori’s before and after result:
While Mori is extremely happy with her results, she’s satisfied most with her patient-doctor relationship with Dr Ho as the whole procedure was made very smooth and enjoyable thanks to him. This goes to show that while results are important, the right doctor and process should be a priority too!
Allure Plastic Surgery
Contrary to Dream's all-white interior, Allure carries a sultrier and darker wood theme throughout. Private spaces are aplenty at Allure, and its penthouse location at Wisma Atria provides a nice respite from the hustle and bustle.
Clinic website: https://www.allureplasticsurgery.sg
Address: 435 Orchard Road #22-04 Penthouse Floor Wisma Atria Singapore 238877
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-8pm, Sat: 10am-3pm
Contact number: +65 6734 9988
Dr Evan Woo
Dr Evan Woo is a MOH-accredited plastic surgeon who dedicates his practice to breast-related concerns, such as breast augmentation and breast diseases. Apart from breast cancer, he treats other breast conditions like inverted nipples, asymmetric breasts and breast discharge. Dr Woo is one of the few surgeons in Singapore whose expertise include oncoplastic breast surgery and microsurgical breast reconstruction, with a focus on complete removal of the cancer and good aesthetic outcome.
For breast augmentation specifically, Dr Woo personally prefers Motiva breast implants due to their elasticity and fineness, which allows him to make just 3cm long incisions for easy insertion. Dr Woo also recommends fat grafting to patients looking for a modest increase in breast size. This is because fat grafting allows for a reasonable increment of up to one cup size, and it carries more physiological advantages as well.
Juliana was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38. After her mastectomy, she decided to go for breast reconstruction immediately. However, as she was still trying for a second child, Dr Woo advised her to draft tissue from her thighs instead of her tummy as this may weaken her abdominal wall muscles.
Dr Woo hopes the trend of undergoing breast reconstruction after a mastectomy will continue, as this will immensely help with the psychological impact breast cancer treatment carries.
Evan Woo Breast & Plastic Surgery
While Evan Woo Breast & Plastic Surgery may not look as glamorous as other aesthetic clinics, the clinic is still a medical establishment at Novena Specialist Centre that treats serious conditions, so a watered down concept might be more fitting. Besides, the clinic is still relatively spacious with comfortable facilities.
Clinic website: https://www.evanwooplasticsurgery.com
Address: 38 Irrawaddy Road, #07-21, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, S329563
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm, Sat: 9am-1pm
Contact: +65 6734 1213