TTSH Events

5th Singapore Facial Plastic Surgery Course & 5th GP Aesthetic Workshop

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  • GP Aesthetic Workshop  

14th-16th January 2016! Save the date!


The annual Singapore Facial Plastic Surgery Course has been running since 2011. For this course we aim to adopt a basic approach to facial plastic procedures and to emphasize important concepts to facilitate learning. Our course faculty consists of internationally and locally distinguished facial plastic otorhinolaryngology, plastic and oculoplastic surgeons.

This year, we are honoured to have Professor Stephen S Park from University of Virginia on our international faculty. He is the current President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Academy and is also on the editorial board of leading otolaryngology and facial plastic journals.


Two half day lectures followed by a further one and a half days of Cadaveric Instructional Hands-On Workshops using high quality fresh specimens. Two participants are assigned to 1 fresh skull. The tutor to skull ratio is 1:1. At the end of the course a complimentary half day Office-Based Aesthetic Live-Demonstration Workshop which is also one of the highlights of the course.

With our experienced team of local and international faculty, you will be guided through each procedure in detail focusing on all the key steps and danger zones. This course will be beneficial for participants of all experience levels including surgeons, residents and general practitioners.

Finally, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to you to Singapore, and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you. We are confident that you will find this course informative, practical, and enjoyable.


Dr Dennis Chua
Singapore Facial Plastic Surgery Course Organising Chairman
Facial Plastic Surgery Service

Besides the lectures on the fundamentals and concepts of each topic, participants will get to perform these procedures during cadaveric dissection under guidance:

Rhinoplasty series
  • Approaches to rhinoplasty (endonasal vs external) including evaluation
  • Harvest of conchal cartilage graft via anterior and posterior approach
  • Osteotomies (medial, intermediate, lateral, root)
  • Cartilage grafts
  • Nasal tip surgery
Rhytidectomy series
  • Designing of incision
  • Raising of skin flaps
  • SMAS plication, imbrication
  • Neck platysmaplasty & neck lift
Flap reconstruction series
  • Design of local vs regional flaps
  • Melolabial flaps
  • Forehead flaps
  • Importance of non-anatomic grafting for nasal reconstruction
Brow & periocular anatomy series
  • Different approaches for browlift
  • Upper blepharoplasties
  • Lower blepharoplasties
  • Lid reconstruction

Course Programme Jan 14th-Jan 16th 2016

Day 1 – 14th January 2016 
Time  Programme  Presenter 
0900 - 0930 Registration
0930 - 0940 Welcome - Introduction  Dennis Chua
Rhinoplasty Series 
0940 - 0955 Pre-operative analysis for rhinoplasty Stephen Park
0955 - 1010 Ensuring a Good Functional Outcome in Rhinoplasty Dennis Chua
1010 - 1030 Avoiding landmines in primary rhinoplasty (30 min) Stephen Park
1030 - 1045 Osteotomies in Rhinoplasty Lee Tee Sin
1045 - 1100 Correcting the short nose Loh Chi Yuan Ian
1100 - 1115 Nasal Tip Surgery Valerie Tay
1115 - 1140 Break 
1145 - 1215 Lipo-rhinoplasty Choladhis
1215 - 1230 Use of Rib Cartilage in Rhinoplasty Dennis Chua
1230 - 1245 Aesthetic Rhinoplasty in Asians  Sandeep Uppal
1300 - 1400        Presentation of certificates to faculty and  Lunch 
1400 - 1700 Cadaveric Dissection (Surgical Science Training Centre, Level B1)
1400 - 1700 Harvest of conchal cartilage graft: ant/posterior  Stephen Park/Dennis Chua
Nasal analysis and degloving the nose
Tip work
Day 2 -  15th January 2016: Reconstruction 
0800 - 0815 Registration
0800 - 0820 Principles of Nasal Reconstruction Dennis Chua
0820 - 0840 Nasal reconstruction: Large & Complex (20min) Stephen Park
0840 - 0900 Auricular Reconstruction Timothy Shim
0900 - 0930 Full facelift for the otolaryngologist (30min)  Stephen Park
0930 - 0950 Asian Facelift  Choladhis Sinracharat
0950 - 1010 Rhytidectomy- Avoiding Complications Kenneth Oo
1010 - 1040 Tea Break
Brow & Periocular 
1040 - 1100 Browlift techniques (15min)  Stephen Park
1100 - 1120 Lid Reconstruction Llewellyn lee
1120 - 1135 Sutureless blepharoplasty Samuel Ho
1200 - 1300 Lunch
1300 - 1700 Cadaveric dissection (Surgical Science Training Centre, Level B1)
1300 - 1500 Dissection on rhytidectomy + Neck platysmaplasty Stephen Park
1500 - 1600 Midline forehead flap Dennis Chua
1600 - 1700 Melolabial flap Dennis Chua
Day 3 – 16th January 2016 (Venue - Surgical Science Training Centre, Level B1) 
Brow & Periocular
0830-0930 Browlift techniques Ian Loh
0930-1030 Sutureless blepharoplasty Samuel Ho
1030-1130 Lid Reconstruction Llewellyn lee
1130-1230 Upper blepharoplasty Heng Li Wei
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1700 GP Aesthetic Workshop (Please refer to “GP Aesthetic Workshop” Tab for more details) ENT Clinic 1B



International Faculty

  Professor Stephen S Park

President of American Academy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery;
Vice Chair of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Virginia Health System
  Professor Sinrachtanant Choladhis

President and founder of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Association of Thailand

Local Faculty

Dr Ian Loh

Consultant , Head of Service,
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology
Changi General Hospital
Dr Kenneth Oo

Consultant, ENT Surgeon
Mount Elizabeth Hospital
Visiting Consultant
Singapore General Hospital
Changi General Hospital
Dr Lee Tee Sin

Department of Otolaryngology
- Head and Neck Surgery
Changi General Hospital
Dr Sandeep Uppal

Senior Consultant
Otolaryngologist Trained in
Facial Plastic Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology
- Head and Neck Surgery
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Dr Tan Kar Su

Medical Director
The Rhinoplasty Clinic
Mount Elizabeth Novena
Specialist Centre
Dr Valerie Tay

Medical Director, Consultant
SMG ENT Centre
Visiting Consultant
Department of Otolaryngology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Local Faculty (Oculoplastics)

Dr Lee Kuan Ming, Llewellyn

Senior Consultant
Department of Ophthalmology
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Local Faculty (Plastics)

Dr Timothy Shim

Section of Plastic, Reconstructive
& Aesthetic Surgery
Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Dr Samuel Ho

Associate Consultant
Section of Plastic, Reconstruction
& Aesthetic Surgery
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Early Bird registration period : 1 Sept 2015- 30 Nov 2015.

Registration Fees Early Bird - 
on or before 30 Nov 15
Late registration -
after 30 Nov 15
Lectures and Hands-on Workshop S$1,500 S$1,800
Lectures and Workshop (observation only)
Lectures only

Payment of registration fees via credit card. For other modes of payment, please contact secretariat at 

Contact Details


5th GP Aesthetic Workshop (January 16th 2016 - TTSH Level 1 Main Theatrette)

Time  Programme  Presenter 
1300 – 1400 Lunch 
1400 – 1410 Introduction to neurotoxin Dennis Chua
1410 – 1420 The different uses of neurotoxin Elias Tam
1420 – 1430 Complications of Filler Valerie Tay
1430 – 1440 How to manage filler complications Tan Kar Su
1440 – 1450 Ultherapy – Efficacy and Techniques David Ng
1450 – 1500 Tea Break 
1500 – 1600 Station 1: Demo on Neurotoxin Elias Tam
Station 2: Demo on Fillers Valerie Tay
Station 3: Demo on Ultherapy David Ng

Workshop Fees 

We will be charging a nominal fee of SGD10 per participant. This will be collected on-site on registration.


Pre-registration is required for all participants. Kindly email us at