Dr. Janna is a highly skilled plastic surgeon in Singapore, with expertise in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. He has a wealth of experience in microsurgery and burn-related surgery, and is well-versed in the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Janna is known for his exceptional contouring skills, and offers a variety of methods for facial rejuvenation. In addition to his clinical work, he is passionate about giving back to society, and has performed humanitarian work in several countries. Dr. Janna is also regularly invited to speak at conferences and train other doctors in the latest techniques in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Janna is the medical director at Nassim Plastic Surgery, a clinic located in Singapore. The clinic is equipped with a team that specialises in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including facial contouring, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and aesthetic procedures They use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to provide their patients with the highest quality of care and the best possible results. At Nassim Plastic Surgery, patient safety and satisfaction are their top priorities, and they strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for all their patients.

With this in mind, we sought to learn more about plastic surgery in Singapore from the expert himself. Discover it all with us in this interview with Dr. Janna Joethy.

Interview with Dr. Janna Joethy

What are the most popular plastic surgery procedures that patients request nowadays?

Some of my most common procedures are breast augmentation, double eyelid creation and liposuction. More recently I have been performing buccal fat removal. 

How do you ensure that your patients have realistic expectations before undergoing plastic surgery?

This is usually a two way process where I talk to my patients and find out their expectations. The second part is where I tell them what is the expected outcome along with the risks and downtime. In this way, I try to ensure that my patients have realistic expectations.

As a plastic surgeon, have you ever been asked to perform a procedure that you just couldn’t bring yourself to do, either because it was too extreme or because it wouldn’t actually enhance the patient’s appearance?

Yes, I have had to turn down some procedures when patients have unrealistic expectations. In these situations, I often extensively discuss the options and disadvantages with the patient. 

Have you ever had a patient who was so obsessed with perfection that you had to gently tell them they were chasing an unattainable ideal?

It’s not so much an obsession with perfection as it is an unrealistic expectation. Sometimes unrealistic expectations can come as a result of misinformation. So I will explain the procedure and what it can achieve so that the patient has a better understanding. 

What is your approach to addressing patients who are unhappy with the results of their plastic surgery?

Often patients have been misled by comments or half truths from social interactions. Or patients were not informed properly about the surgery. My approach is to try and prevent any misunderstandings. For example, some patients believe that some procedures (and surgery) are risk free. Almost all procedures have some inherent risk. 

Are there any non-surgical alternatives to common plastic surgery procedures, and how effective are they compared to surgery?

Yes, non surgical alternatives are becoming more and more common. For instance, a lot of patients opt for threads with fillers and botox as a substitute for a surgical facelift. When I do my combination of fillers, botox and/or threads, I explain the risks associated and also explain that a surgical facelift is more long lasting. 

How do you stay up-to-date with the latest advances and techniques in plastic surgery, and do you attend conferences or continuing education courses?

So there are journals on plastic and aesthetic surgery that I frequently read. Online avenues are also useful and important to keep up to date. I also attend conferences that are informative and where the topics are discussed by an expert panel. I am also often asked to be the expert in certain meetings. For example, next month, I will be part of the panel to instruct on botox. 

What is the most challenging plastic surgery procedure that you have performed, and how did you overcome any obstacles that arose during the procedure?

It’s hard to describe ONE procedure, but what I can say is this – all patients have slight differences and it is important to be mindful of these subtle differences as they can make the difference between a routine case and a challenging case. 

Can you discuss the role that technology plays in plastic surgery, and how it has impacted the field over the past few years?

As a fraternity plastic surgeons pride ourselves on a sound understanding and use of technology. For example, energy based devices (e.g. lasers, HIFU, plasma energy)  are very commonly used by plastic surgeons and the technology keeps evolving. 

Speaking of technology, what types of skin concerns can be treated with the Age Jet Plasma machine, and how long does it take to see results?

So this is the latest and newest version of an exciting technology – much like the latest version, if you like, of an iPhone. The advantage of this technology is that it gives cumulative results. For example, if I use a low setting, I may need a few sessions to achieve the same result that I would if I used a high setting. 

Now I know you asked about what it can treat but I want to highlight that it is the safety profile that is most attractive and important to me (and my patients!)

In terms of treatment, it can be used for a varirty of different conditions ranging from fine wrinkles, sagging skin, pigmentation, acne scars. I use it a lot around the eyes to help tighten loose skin around the eyes to give the appearance of larger eyes. 

How long do the effects of an Age Jet Plasma treatment typically last, and are there any maintenance treatments that are recommended?

So there are 2 factors here. Firstly, the settings that I use. If I use lower settings, it means that I will require more sessions. Secondly, how old you are. If you are older, you will need more frequent maintenance sessions. I have an 80 year old patient coming to see me every 2 months. I think she would actually like to come more often but she lives overseas. 

Can the Age Jet Plasma machine be used in combination with other aesthetic treatments, such as injectables or laser treatments?

Yes, I have used plasma tech with HIFU and also with injectables. 

How does the Age Jet Plasma machine compare to other similar devices, such as microneedling or fractional resurfacing?

This is a tough question because it depends on what we are treating. I have some patients who have come to see me having done other treatments elsewhere and for whatever reason, don’t like the results.  All 3 are completely different technologies and I offer the best option for my patient. 

Are there any potential risks or side effects associated with the Age Jet Plasma machine, and how are they managed if they occur?

The only side effect I see is with post procedure redness. To a large extent, this can be mitigated by using a lower setting. Although not a side effect per se, a small minority of patients will experience some warmth during the treatment. 

Can the Age Jet Plasma machine be used to treat areas other than the face, such as the neck, chest, or hands?

Yes, I have used it with very pleasing results in the neck and hands. It is also comfortable enough to use in vaginal rejuvenation. 

If you are interested in scheduling appointment with Nassim Plastic Surgery , you may contact below details for appointment booking

Address1 Orchard Blvd#11-02 Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649
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