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Dr. Tan Kar Su

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Dr. Tan Kar Su is an otorhinolaryngology specialist with subspecialty interests in facial plastic surgery. He has years of focused training and experience in nasal function and nasal aesthetics in both South Korea and Singapore. Now in private practice, he specialises in cosmetic, functional, revision, and reconstructive rhinoplasty (nose job). He strives to make rhinoplasty a predictable, safe, and satisfying journey for both his local and international patients by using autologous materials (whenever possible), cutting-edge surgical techniques, and advanced medical technologies.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore with an MBBS (2000) and Master of Medicine in Otorhinolaryngology (2009). With a strong passion in rhinoplasty, he pursued his subspecialty training in facial plastic surgery at Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinic in South Korea (2012-2013) and subspecialty training in ENT and facial plastics at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (2013-2015) in Singapore. Driven to further improve treatment outcomes, Dr. Tan stays up-to-date with the latest advances in rhinoplasty by regularly attending international masterclass conferences and symposiums.

Prior to establishing The Rhinoplasty Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, he served at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s facial plastics service, where he carried out numerous rhinoplasties to treat and solve breathing and cosmetic problems. He is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow (MRCS, 2007) and Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore (FAMS, 2012).

  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, National University of Singapore, 2000
Medical training
  • Internship in general surgery, Singapore General Hospital, 2001
  • Residency in general surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2005
  • Residency in otolaryngology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 2012
  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 2012
Languages spoken
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
Affiliated Hospital
The Rhinoplasty Clinic - ENT Facial Plastics
The Rhinoplasty Clinic - ENT Facial Plastics['Otolaryngology', 'Facial plastic surgery'] in Singapore
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The Rhinoplasty Clinic is a dedicated cosmetic centre in Singapore that focuses on rhinoplasty, which is commonly referred to as a nose job. It offers a wide range of procedures to address every known aesthetic and function problem including nasal obstruction, [snoring](, hump or flat nose, correction of previous nasal surgery, and reconstructive rhinoplasty, among others. The clinic is conveniently located at Mt. Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre and is accredited by the Joint Commission International and the International Standards Organization (ISO). Its chief plastic surgeon, Dr. Tan Kar Su, has an in-depth understanding of the essential role that the nose plays in achieving facial harmony. Thus, he dedicated his practice to offering a single minded and focused approach to achieve better patient outcomes. This is combined with his effort in keeping up with the latest techniques and technologies to consistently achieve excellence. Dr. Tan Kar Su is a board-certified ENT and Facial Plastic Surgeon. He graduated from the National University of Singapore and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (United Kingdom). He has over 15 years of experience and completed an HMDP-sponsored full hands-on training at Shimmian Rhinoplasty Clinic in Seoul, Korea. The clinic is a high-volume private centre specialising in rhinoplasty. Dr. Tan is also trained to perform skeletal aesthetic surgeries such as genioplasties, angle reductions, malar reductions, V-line surgeries and jaw surgeries. Dr. Tan Kar Su is a Visiting Consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Changi Hospital, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital. He recently co-authored two chapters in a book entitled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the East Asian Face, which is due to be published in 2016.

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Specialities: Clinic
Language Spoken: Mandarin ,Cantonese ,Malay ,Hokkien ,Bahasa Indonesia ,English ,Teochew ,Chinese (Simplified)
Specialities: Clinic
Language Spoken: Chinese (Simplified) ,Bahasa Indonesia ,Mandarin ,Bahasa Melayu ,Cantonese ,Hokkien ,English
Specialities: Clinic
Language Spoken: Hokkien ,Malay ,Bahasa Indonesia ,English
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