- FRCS (Edinburgh) Fellow of Academy of Medicine
- Singapore (Plastic Surgery) Registered Specialist Plastic Surgeon
- Singapore Medical Council
In 1990, Dr Andrew George Tay studied medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and in 1995 proceeded to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. It was in his time at NUS, during basic surgical training, that he discovered the fascinating world of Plastic Surgery. This led him to join the advanced specialty training program in Plastic Surgery at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
Subsequently, a Health Manpower Development Programme scholarship gave Dr Tay the exceptional opportunity to advance his technique in the craniomaxillofacial surgery subspecialty at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.
In 2002, Dr Tay was admitted to Singapore's Register of Specialists and the Academy of Medicine. At SGH the following year, he was appointed Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Even after moving to private practice in 2006, he continues to serve public healthcare needs as Visiting Consultant to Changi General Hospital and SGH. Dr Tay also teaches medical students at his alma mater, NUS.
Dr Tay provides cosmetic surgery (both face and body) and craniomaxillofacial surgery, which is facial skeleton reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in managing facial trauma, having served with the AO Centre Executive Committee (Craniomaxillofacial Surgery). Dr Tay also was actively engaged as a member of the AO international teaching faculty for craniomaxillofacial courses. Other memberships include The Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons, The Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, as well as The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Active in clinical and lab research, Dr Tay has been involved with research into skin regeneration, cartilage regeneration and craniomaxillofacial trauma. He has been invited to present this work at medical conferences throughout the world, and published in peer-reviewed journals Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Tissue Engineering.
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- Management of facial trauma
- Craniomaxillofacial surgery (reconstructive surgery of the facial skeleton)
- Cosmetic surgery of the face and body
Yes, surgeons are constantly innovating and seeking new solutions, so this is likely,
Yes, upper eyelid ptosis can be improved in patients without any modification of the eyelid crease, either by: doing a posterior approach ptosis correction (where incisions are made on the inner surface of the upper eyelid), or by making the incision on an existing crease. However, crease modification is often useful in ptosis repair, particularly in Asian patients with absent creases, as it would significantly enhance the result, by correcting the pseudoptosis that often occurs with absent eyelid creases.
Is there any difference in treating older patients as opposed to treating a younger patient for Ptosis?
Yes, the type of procedure done may be very different, as the causes of ptosis are likely to be different. In an older patient, the ptosis is more likely to be due to stretching out or thinning of the levator muscle attachments. This can usually be corrected by re-attaching the levator muscle which will restore function. In very young patients with congenital ptosis, muscle function may be very weak and may require different procedures, for example static or dynamic slings which recruit the help of other muscles to improve eye opening.