As a female plastic surgeon, Dr Chia is sensitive to the anxiety and emotions patients face with plastic surgery. Her genuine and compassionate nature, and meticulous approach to surgery, has earned her many loyal patients.
Excelling in her medical school in London with an extended list of distinctions and prizes, Dr Chia always strive for the best in all that she does. She amassed more awards under her belt during her surgical career in the UK and Singapore, in fat transfer, scar treatment and ear molding. Her accolades for Best Medical Officer, Best Registrar and “Service from the Heart”, reflects Dr Chia’s clinical excellence and dedication to her patients. Dr. Chia has also published widely in scientific journals and book chapters, and featured professionally in magazines and newspapers for her work in plastic surgery.
Growing up in a jeweller family, Dr Chia has honed precise skills and acquired a keen eye for aesthetics from a young age, both important traits in a plastic surgeon. After completing Basic Surgical Training in London and Cambridge (UK), she return to Singapore for Advanced Specialty Training, where she attained Specialist Accreditation in Plastic Surgery. During her tenure as Consultant Plastic Surgeon in KK Hospital, she was also recipient of the Singapore Health Services 10-Year Long Service Award. Her overseas training included prestigious fellowship awards in Seoul, Korea (JW Lee Centre for Global Medicine Fellowship Award in Plastic Surgery) and in the UK (AO Craniomaxillofacial Fellowship Award).
Dr Chia has special interests in cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, paediatric plastic surgery and non-surgical ear molding. She has authored articles and received award-winning presentations on Earwell, and is one of the top users of the device in Singapore.
As a plastic surgeon with Smile Asia, she joins this global alliance of charities to treat facial deformities through surgical missions and education. Dr Chia also 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 public awareness in breast reconstruction.
Married to an avid gardener, who is also a plastic surgeon, they have 2 children, who joins in with their botanical and surgical banter daily. Dr Chia enjoys yoga, botanical illustration and cooking.