Breast Reconstruction

As a female plastic surgeon with a sub-specialty training in breast reconstruction, Dr Ong not only carries out the demanding technical requirements of breast reconstructive surgery well, she can also relate to her female patients, providing them with the comprehensive care and support that they need.

Mastectomy for breast cancer can be devastating for many women. Breast reconstruction not only restores a physical breast mound for the woman, it also facilitates the healing process by improving her body image and self-confidence, hence improving psychological recovery.

Breast reconstruction generally falls into two categories: implant-based and flap reconstruction (autologous), which uses the patient’s own body tissue to form the new breast. Sometimes, a combination of these two are used.

Additional procedures to improve symmetry and shape of the breasts may also be included.

Surgical Options for Breast Reconstruction

  • Implant-based breast reconstruction after complete mastectomy
  • Tissue transfer (autologous) breast reconstruction after complete mastectomy
  • Sensory innervation of tissue transfer (autologous) breast reconstruction
  • Partial breast reconstruction
  • Delayed breast reconstruction
  • Fat grafting
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Contralateral breast surgery to improve symmetry after mastectomy
    • Augmentation
    • Breast lift
    • Breast reduction

Factors to consider in choosing the best option

  • Overall health
  • Breast size and shape
  • Amount of tissue available (very thin women may not have enough extra tissue)
  • Single stage versus multi-stage reconstruction
Our Female Plastic Surgeon

Dr Ong Wei Chen

Dr Ong is a fully accredited female Plastic Surgeon. She currently practices at WC Ong Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at Gleneagles Medical Centre, serving patients in all Parkway hospitals, Mount Alvernia and Farrer Park Hospital. She brings with her more than 20 years of surgical experience having served as Senior Consultant plastic surgeon at the National University Hospital just before she left for private practice.