My skin care and skin treatment philosophy stems from my complete fascination with this wondrous thing we call our skin.


Indisputably the largest organ of the human body, it is also the most abused and the most resilient. It plays an integral part in my journey as a plastic surgeon: when I perform surgery, I manipulate it in creative and technical ways to serve my purpose, sometimes temporarily using artificial skin substitutes while I wait for the patient’s own skin to regenerate; at other times borrowing pieces of it to cover holes too large to close by any other means. It always serves as a canvas that reflects my skill, my art and my passion. And as an artist, I prefer my canvas to be well prepared, and healthy.

A well prepared and healthy canvas will exhibit my artwork to its best.

Anti-aging as a skin care and skin treatment philosophy is the main cause for disappointment experienced by patients. Anti-aging is a losing battle and sets us up for failure. Instead, I prefer to focus on attaining a healthy skin, because a healthy skin is achievable, and healthy skins age well.

I also believe in selling a result, rather than a single product, a single ingredient or a single treatment modality. With experience comes wisdom, and I have learnt that best results require combination therapies. When patients prefer to add surgery into the mix, skin care and skin treatments enhance surgical results synergistically.