Facial Plastic Surgery is both functional and aesthetic in nature. The restoration of the function of the face following trauma, sun-induce and other tumours and congenital asymmetry allows the patient to regain their quality of life. The restoration of the aesthetics of the face following trauma, sun-induce and other tumours and congenital asymmetry allows the patient to re-integrate into an often judgmental and ignorant society.
Functional and aesthetic outcomes usually complement each other and lead to an improvement in a patient's self-esteem and confidence. The surgery requires skill, experience and an understanding of the patient's wishes and expectations. Facial plastic surgery is a well recognized sub-specialty in the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery.
Over the past 5 years, there has been and increasing demand from patients for this service which we have striven to provide. The Department is now in the process of initiating the formation of an Asia-Pacific organisation of Facial-Plastic Surgery, which will lead Asia in this budding and important sub-specialty of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.