EAR NOSE THROAT (ENT)
ALL ABOUT HEALTH CENTER
Our Values & Philosophy
We strive to be more than just your regular ENT healthcare provider, providing you comprehensive ear, nose, throat, head & neck care.
Earwax blockage is one of the common ear disorder affecting 1 in 10 children. According to health statistics, among every 13 adults in Singapore, there will be at least 1 of them suffering from ear wax blockage and infection.
Ear blockage can lead pain and discomfort, loss of hearing, ringing of ear, and dizziness.
Sinus and allergies are common ENT disorders. Although allergies are more commonly found in children, it can occur to anyone at any age. Allergies can occur in numerous types like food allergy, skin allergy, drug allergies, eye allergy, latex allergy, allergic rhinitis, hay fever, pet allergies, and insect stings allergies.
Our ENT surgeons specialise in sinus surgery & allergy treatment.
Meet Our Doctor
Our ENT doctor is a otolaryngologists with unique sub-special interests focusing in Ear, Nose and Throat disorder treatment. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University from Melbourne and postgraduate qualification awarded by the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) in the United Kingdom. Furthermore, he obtained his Degree in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck (DO-HNS) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Why Choose Us
- No hidden cost. Transparent pricing.
- Highly personalized and patient-centred
- Highly trained and qualified clinic staff team who are friendly, knowledgeable and attention to details
- Lifelong relationship. Unlike other ENT clinic, we view every patient as a member of family and we believe in building lifelong trusting relationships.
Recover your Confidence Back with an Otoplasty
When people desire to improve their physical appearance, they do not hesitate to perform surgical interventions to obtain positive results in that part of their body that they do not like or have a complex about it. One of the most frequent places people assess for cosmetic surgery is their ears. Nonetheless, you must be informed properly to understand what the procedure is and what benefits it can bring to you. Let’s provide an insight into the world of otoplasty.
Otoplasty is a fair simple cosmetic treatment that corrects or improves defects of the ears through surgical intervention. It is widely prominent because surgery is minimally invasive. This surgical procedure can be performed usually from the age of 6 to 7. At this age, the ears are fully developed and patients started perceiving social awareness and sensitivity.
It can be formed under local anesthesia in adults, but general anesthesia is recommended for children to reduce anxiety and improve performance. The recovery time for an otoplasty is between 2 and 3 weeks. You are able to see the results immediately after removing the bandages.
With an otoplasty ear surgery, you can harmonize all of your facial features and restore them to symmetry. This is due to the fact that is it a relatively smooth and quick surgery that has minimal risks compared to the potential benefits. Additionally, the resulting scar is small and is hidden in the back of the ear.
Is otoplasty a reconstructive or cosmetic procedure? To tell you the truth, it is both. Plastic surgery has both categories. Reconstructive surgery is done to reestablish the function and original appearance of a body part and to correct ear deformities caused by birth defects, trauma or other health conditions. On the other hand, cosmetic surgery has the purpose of improving the general aesthetic appearance by remodeling and adjusting the normal anatomy to make it look more attractive. Therefore, cosmetic surgery has no medical purpose.
Nonetheless, it doesn’t mean that it has no benefits. People feel better about themselves and their self-esteem increases significantly when they have a better appearance and correct harmony in the face. It helps people who have complexes or lack of confidence.
The main benefit of otoplasty is the well-being and satisfaction of the patient for undergoing this surgery since the results are highly favorable. Depending on the type and degree and deformity, surgery can also be used to reconstruct part of the ear. Thus, there are many types of otoplasty.
The most popular type of operation is generally performed to correct prominent ears (this is when the ears stick out from the head more than 2 centimeters). A plastic surgeon makes a small incision at the back of the ear to give shape to the ear cartilage. Once the desired shape is created, they apply internal stitches or remove a small piece of the cartilage to ensure that the ears keep their new position. The scar remains behind the ear and is barely visible.
Stahl’s ears is a congenital deformity where the ear cartilage is too thin or has a pointed end that deforms the natural curvature of the ear. Pediatricians refer to it as Spock or elf ear and it occurs in 1 out of 3800 newborns. Severe deformation can lead to reduced hearing capabilities.
It is also a simple procedure and done for reconstructive purposes. Stahl’s ear surgery consists of an incision designed to improve the position of the cartilage by bending it. When surgeons reduce the increased angle, subsequently they apply small stitches.
Cryptotia is another rare ear malformation that is equally correctable by otoplasty ear surgery. It is an upper depression of the edge of the ear that causes the ear to be partially hidden. Additionally, the range of separation between the ear and head is excessively small. Because of this, it requires double reconstruction to return it to symmetry.
Plastic surgeons must first reshape the ear to return to its natural curvature and after apply stitches to guarantees its new position. However, it is only a small irregularity and the operation is not difficult.
Microtia is basically small ears and is a more complex surgical procedure. Microtia is a rare ear deformity that occurs in 1 out of 10,000 births, however, it has a higher prevalence in Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans. When it is severed, it can block the ear canal, needing a more extensive reconstruction surgery.