Dr. Chia Hui Ling

From SW1 Plastic Surgery Clinic

290 Orchard Road, #13-01 Paragon, Singapore 238859

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Dr Chia Hui Ling is an award-winning surgeon, with a long list of accolades under her belt for her clinical and academic excellence. Being a female plastic surgeon, she is sensitive to the anxiety and emotions patients face with plastic surgery. Her genuine nature and meticulous approach to surgery has earned her many loyal patients.

A plastic surgeon known for her extensive experience in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries, Dr Chia has a keen sense of breast aesthetics and also in-depth understanding of the breast anatomy and changes. For breast augmentation, her clinic houses the preferred Vectra XT ultra-high resolution 3D Imaging system, to help her patients visualise and decide on the best plan forwards. Within the premises of SW1 clinic is a MOH-approved Day Surgery Centre, where patients can be attended to in a very private and safe setting. Motiva implant is one of Dr Chia’s preferred breast implants, for its high safety profile, short scar and very natural look and feel.

Dr Chia has more than 15 years of surgical experience, which spanned across UK, Singapore and Korea. She was the recipient of 2 prestigious fellowship awards in Seoul, Korea (JW Lee Centre Fellowship Award in Plastic Surgery) and in the UK (AO Fellowship Award). She has published her work widely in renown international journals and plastic surgery textbooks.

She co-founded Breast Reconstruction Awareness Singapore (BRAS), a non-profit society established from her passion to support breast cancer survivors on their reconstructive journey and to raise awareness in breast reconstruction. As a volunteer plastic surgeon with Smile Asia, she joins this global alliance of charities to treat facial deformities through surgical missions. Dr Chia is the current EXCO for Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons and Singapore Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Surgeons.

Dr Chia practices at SW1 Plastic Surgery Clinic at Paragon Medical Centre, Singapore. She has accreditation at the following hospitals: Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital, Farrer Park Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre, Concord Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Changi General Hospital.


Breast Augmentation
Hybrid Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Lipofilling (Fat Grafting) to the Breasts

  Clinic Hours


9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Medical Accreditation

MBBS (London)
MRCS (England)
MMed (Surgery)
FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

  Languages Spoken

-English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese
-Translator available for Bahasa, Malay, Korean



Do select a fully-accredited or board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic breast surgeries. You should be comfortable during the consultation with him / her and the surgeon should take time to listen to your preferences and address your concerns. You may ask to see the plastic surgeon’s before and after photos to see some of his / her results.

Yes. Breast implants are placed behind the breasts. If the implants are placed via incisions at the crease under the breast or at the armpit, there is minimal trauma to the breast tissues. This preserves the function of the the breast and its ability to produce milk is not affected.

You should avoid strenuous exercise for at least a month after the surgery. You may need to avoid exercises that involves a lot of chest movements, such jogging, skipping, rowing and yoga, for more than a month, depending on the surgical technique used. Your plastic surgeon will advise you accordingly.

Most women will feel chest soreness and tightness for a few days after the surgery, usually peaking at the first 2 days after breast augmentation. In general, women feel more discomfort after breast augmentation where the implants are placed under the muscle (submuscular or subpectoral) compared to under the breast (subglandular).

Numerous studies have shown that the risk of breast cancer is not increased in women who have breast implants. Evidence from National Cancer Institute (NCI) has also shown that having implants does not hinder the detection of breast cancer.

This is an uncommon complication with the use of textured-surfaced implant. There is no known association with smooth/silk-surfaced implants. The risk ranges from 1 in 30,000 cases to 1 in 4000 cases. The signs are breast enlargement at 1 year or more after surgery or a mass in the breast or axilla. Most cases are localised (early) disease and are cured by implant removal and complete excision of the implant capsule. Advanced cases may require chemotherapy or radiotherapy or both.