Dr Tan Ying Chien’s passion for plastic surgery stemmed from a long family heritage in medicine. Son of a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1996, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was later awarded his Master of Medicine in Surgery from NUS.
During his Plastic Surgery Specialist, Dr Tan received a Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) scholarship to train at the world-renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. That was where he not only refined his skills in cleft, jaw and aesthetic surgery, but also honed his passion in ear reconstruction, making him one of the only plastic surgeon in Singapore for such delicate reconstructive work.
Dr Tan’s Japanese roots also led him under the tutelage of the illustrious Dr Satoru Nagata at Nagata Microtia and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Hospital in Japan, where Dr Tan perfected his technique in ear reconstruction surgery.
Today, Dr Tan is the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at SW1 Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre. Dr Tan is also part of Operation Smile, a charitable organization that organizes medical missions to third world countries to help children suffering from clef lip and palate deformities.