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A fully accredited Singapore plastic surgeon with more than 5,000 surgery experience.
DR GAVIN KANG
CONSULTANT PLASTIC SURGEON MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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 a popular cosmetic procedure that helps women enhance the shape of their breasts or add volume to naturally small busts due to weight loss, pregnancy, or genetics. The procedure most commonly involves the use of silicone breast implants, which come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to provide patients with the customised results they desire. Breast Fat Grafting is another alternative to breast implants.
If you’re considering breast augmentation in Singapore, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can help you determine the best approach for achieving your desired results.
Breast Augmentation is performed for women to achieve breasts that are more symmetrical and in proportion to their body frame. It is suitable for people who have:
- Small or asymmetrical breasts
- Deflated, sagging breasts due to breastfeeding or aging
- Dissatisfaction with breast shape
Breast implants are designed to mimic natural breast tissue so that women can still maintain a natural appearance and feel of the breasts.
Every woman has different cosmetic goals in mind and we can help to achieve that with a customised surgical plan. After surgery, fuller breasts can give you a more balanced body figure and your clothes will fit better.
Why Choose Covette Plastic Surgery For Breasts Augmentation?
18+ years of experience in breasts surgery
Fitted bra and sizer inserts for accurate results and visualisation
MOTIVA or MENTOR implants for a natural and customised shape
Fully accredited and equipped in-house operating theatre
Flexible payment plan available
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Our mission at Covette Clinic is to empower women by enhancing their natural beauty and helping them feel confident and comfortable in their own skin through our reliable and safe plastic & cosmetic surgeries, like our trusted breast augmentation in Singapore.
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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 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 Dr Gavin Kang Now!
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.
See your new look before cosmetic surgery
Unsure of the difference between 300cc and 400cc? Want a natural result? Wondering how you will look after surgery?
Discover your new you during a consultation with Dr Gavin, a fully accredited Singapore plastic surgeon with more than 5,000 surgery experience.
To see which implants and sizes suit you best, Consult with Dr Gavin Kang Now!
Deciding on the right size for you? At The Covette Clinic, get fitted with a special bra and sizer inserts that are designed to allow users to visualise and feel the outcome of having had the breast augmentation surgery.
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 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.
Flexible Payment Plan
About 1.5 hr to 2 hrs
Regional or general anesthesia
About 2 weeks
**Not a strict standard and patients’ experiences may differ.
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast Augmentation Surgery starts from $9,530 onwards. The Covette Clinic offers flexible payment plans through installments, and certain breast-related surgeries may be MediSave or Insurance claimable.
During surgery, the patient will be put under regional or general anaesthesia and will not feel anything as the patient will be in a sleep-like state during the whole process. Post-op pain will differ based on individual, but over-the-counter medications are sufficient to cope with the discomfort.
Surgical incisions are strategically hidden under the breasts, in the armpit or around the areolar. These scars will only be visible if someone has a very close look.
Breast Augmentation (Implants) can be performed for woman from 18 to 80 years old. However, if you have any underlying health condition, the doctor will do a full assessment to know if you are eligible for breast augmentation surgery.
It will take about a month for the breast implants to look natural, but patient can still resume their day to day activity as early as the next day.
Any bruising and swelling will take about 2 weeks to resolve, but you can return to work as early as the next day.
Yes, fat grafting can be used in addition to breast implants to give a more natural look.
Breast implants may need to be replaced or removed if you experience complications such as rupture of the implant or hardening of the implant. If you do not experience these problems then it is not necessary to remove them. In general, the lifespan is around 20 years.
While the risk is low, there is a small risk of permanent loss of nipple or breast sensation.
Implants are usually placed behind the milk glands or under the chest muscles, which does not affect milk supply. Studies and post-surgical trials after breast augmentation surgery have not identified any challenge related to breastfeeding. The clinical trials have shown that there is no danger of silicone breast implant materials being passed into the breast milk and affecting your child’s health.
Breast implants can block between 10-25% of the breast during mammography. There are special mammographic views that are performed in women who have breast implants in order to optimise the view as well as not to disrupt your implant.
While the surgery itself is very safe, there are complications that can develop sometime after the surgery. For that reason, it is very important that your surgeon takes steps to reduce these risks.
Capsular contracture is a thickening of the scar tissue surrounding the implant. If the tissue hardens it can cause pain and deformation of your breasts. Many factors are believed to contribute to hardening of the scar tissue. Our surgeons take steps to minimise the risk of capsular contracture.
Rupture of breast implants can occur if the implant is subjected to trauma or if the implant shell breaks spontaneously. Therefore, it is important that your surgeon uses high quality implants.
Fat grafting is a very good option for breast augmentation, however, you need to be a suitable candidate. The best candidates have minimal droopiness of their breasts and have sufficient fat elsewhere to transfer to their breasts (although this is rarely a problem). Also, in order to achieve a large augmentation a patient may need 2 to 3 sessions as only about 400mls can be grafted to each breast in each session. If too much fat is injected at one time, some of the fat may not survive, resulting in lumps in your breast.
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Other Breast Related Surgeries
These treatments shown below can be Medisave or Medical Insurance claimable, depends on the severity and individual conditions, which can be confirmed with our doctor during consultation. 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.