Ask a Plastic Surgeon: Dr Marco Faria Correa from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Singapore

Ask a Doctor ForumCategory: Plastic SurgeryAsk a Plastic Surgeon: Dr Marco Faria Correa from Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Singapore
Dr Marco Faria Correa asked 2 years ago
I am Dr Marco Faria Correa, Plastic Surgeon based in Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital Singapore. Ask Me Anything! I am an internationally trained Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience. I perform not only Plastic Surgery, Non- Surgical Aesthetics treatments but also Reconstructive and Microsurgery. My list of surgeries comes in a range of facial rejuvenation, breasts, body contouring procedures as well as extreme makeover cases that run likes a marathon. Besides these plastic & cosmetic cases, I also perform Mummy Makeover and Men’s Plastic Surgery. My dedication, passion and meticulous standard for my work are well recognised by my fellow colleagues and my clients. I graduated from the Rio Grande do Sul University in Brazil in 1978 and obtained my Plastic Surgery Specialisation certification in 1984. In 1989 I obtained my post-graduation specialisation in Microsurgery & Hand Surgery from Japan. Between 1989 to 1994, I was the A/Prof of the Plastic Surgery & Microsurgery Department in the Catholic University Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 1991, I started to develop my research project in adapting endoscopic methods to Plastic Surgery. In 1992, I started to deliver my first case in endoscopic abdominoplasty and breast lifting. I designed a set of instruments to adapt endoscopic methods to the subcutaneous tissue and got the international patent and I presented my presentation in the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. I also published my work in endoscopic plastic surgery in body contouring in the Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery. This led me to be invited to many international conferences and workshop all around the world which built my scientific reputation and also created awareness within general media. My skills are not only limited to endoscopic surgery – endoscopic brow lift, endoscopic breast lifting, and endoscopic abdominoplasty, but I am also well known for my facial rejuvenation procedures such as full facelift & neck lift, rhinoplasty, and chin augmentation procedures. For body contouring surgeries, I am well recognized for my breast reduction & lifting mastopexy, breast enhancement using implants and fat grafting, body liposuction, standing liposculpture, abdominoplasty and the famous Brazilian butt lift are often requested for by many. In 2013, I became interested in Robotic Surgery and gradually advanced myself to become a certified Robotic Surgeon and in 2015, I performed my first official case of Repairing the Rectus Diastasis Plication with Robotic Surgery ( Robotic Abdominoplasty / Robotic Tummy Tuck ) in Singapore. This case was officially published in the Springer: New Concepts on Abdominoplasty and Further Applications by Editors: Avelar, Juarez M. (Ed.), my paper on Robotic Procedure for Plication of the Muscle Aponeurotic Abdominal Wall in 2016. With this achievement, I also received an award by 6 different societies for bringing endoscopy plastic surgery into the next level in robotic surgery. I actively do research and publications through workshops, conferences and publishing journals as well as remain active with ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) as part of the Education Council Committee Singapore – Regional Representative Australia/Pacific. I am certified with many international memberships from various international societies of plastic surgery such as ISAPS, IPRAS, ASPS, OSAPS, SAPS (Singapore Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Society) and SBCP (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery) and SBMR (Brazilian Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery). I am also a member of the Asia Pacific Hernia Society as well as a member of the RAMSES (The Robotic Assisted Microsurgical & Endoscopic Society). Learn more about me here: I am excited to be here to share/discuss Plastic, Aesthetic, Reconstructive Microsurgery with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. Whether you've got questions about facial rejuvenation, body contouring, mummy makeovers, men's plastic surgery, face lifts, rhinoplasty, liposculture, Brazilian butt lifts, or using robotic surgery in plastic surgery, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
14 Answers
Cheng answered 2 years ago

My wife is planning to have plastic surgery to lift her cheeks. She was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy a month ago. Is it safe for her to undergo the surgery?

Shelly answered 2 years ago

I have uneven eyelids, with a double eyelid on my left eye and no double eyelid on my right eye. If i want to correct my right eye, how do I know for sure the height of the double eyelid created will be even with the height on my left eye? Is there a way for a plastic surgeon to measure accurately?

Yu Han answered 2 years ago

Doctor, I am a 45 year old female. I intend to do body contouring surgery but I am currently taking statins for my cholesterol problem. Would this be an issue?

Dr Marco Faria Correa replied 2 years ago

You have to have a proper consultation with the plastic surgeon to know what you need to do , and to do a pre surgery check and check with the doctor that is treating you if you need to stop the statins before the surgery.

Melissa answered 2 years ago

I had reshaping surgery for my lips 5 months ago. Till now, my lips often feel stiff, the feeling comes maybe 4-5 times a month. Is this related to my surgery?

Hui Mei answered 2 years ago

I am a 29 year old female. I had plastic surgery to reshape my nose two years ago. About two months ago, my nose piercing got infected. The wound grew in size and made my right nose canal slightly deformed. Is it safe for me to undergo another round of plastic surgery to fix the issue?

Dr Marco Faria Correa replied 2 years ago

You have to come in for a consultation to check if the nose infection is clear before discussing what is possible to be done for the nose.

Chris answered 2 years ago

I was involved in a car accident and because I hit my jaw and chin, I am unable to close my mouth properly and bring my upper and lower teeth together properly. I am considering surgery to fix the issue. My question is - should I approach a plastic surgeon or do I approach an Oral surgeon?

Dr Marco Faria Correa replied 2 years ago

It is advisable for you to see an oral maxillo surgeon.

Freida answered 2 years ago

I am 52 years old and went for cataract surgery around 8 months ago. How long should I wait before I can have surgery for my droopy eyelids?

Dr Marco Faria Correa replied 2 years ago

If the eyes after cataracts are not sensitive, there is no problem – you can already go for the droopy eyelids surgery.

Shannon W answered 2 years ago

I am a 31 year old female. I weigh 68kg but I feel my breasts are not proportionate to my body size. They are too small and they sag. I am considering undergoing implant surgery. What should I prepare before the surgery?

Dr Marco Faria Correa replied 2 years ago

Make an appointment with the plastic surgeon and come in for a proper consultation and understand what breast augmentation surgery is and the pro and cons of implants.

Elaine answered 2 years ago

One of my breasts is significantly bigger than the other. Do I need to go for breast reduction surgery? I read online that liposuction of the bigger breast might be enough. Is that true?

Jennifer answered 2 years ago

I am currently pregnant with my third child. I have decided to not have anymore children after this pregnancy and am considering a mummy makeover. How long should I wait after the birth of my child to go for consultation and surgery?

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