Plastic surgeries have been gaining more and more acceptance and popularity among Singaporeans today. This is mostly because of societal pressure that has been increasing over time. Bloggers, influencers and DJs like Rosalyn Lee and Jade Rasif openly share about their experiences going under the knife.
There is a lot of pressure to look your best, with many people insisting on fixing any imperfections that can be fixed. Bigger eyes, sharper nose, fuller lips or larger chests. With perfection being flashed before the masses in the form of celebrities, models, reality stars, and socialites, most people are looking to keep up and look their best. The idea that some have is that people who are better looking may get better treatment, a better salary and a better partner.
Amongst regular folks who are interesting in getting plastic surgery, some of them might not have the money in their savings account for the procedures. As such, they opt for plastic surgery loans that can help with their financing.
What are the top 5 plastic surgeries performed in Singapore?
1. Blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery
Having monolids is very common among Asians. However, most people find double eyelids even more attractive than the monolids. This has made this surgery very common with many Singaporeans seeking to have it done. They want to get double eyelids. Gentlemen and ladies who are under the age of 40 are encouraged to have the non-incisional method of surgery. In this method, the upper eyelids are stitched and the procedure does not leave a scar.
If one is older than 40, the incision method usually works better. The eyelid is generally cut where the crease forms. Permanent attachments are usually created between the deep muscles and the upper lids to give one the coveted double eyelids. Even though the method tends to be more invasive, it also comes with extra benefits. One is able to change the shape of the eyes, their size so as to enlarge them, remove eye bags and get rid of loose skin around the eyes. It is costlier, but one can see why.
If one will be taking out a loan for this procedure, they should be aware that it usually costs between $1,800 and $6,400 to get the procedure done, depending on the method used and how much work is to be done. Recovery takes two days to a week.
2. A nose job
A nose job can be done in one of two ways; one can have a rhinoplasty or a nose thread lift. The favored nose among most people is thin and also has a high bridge, making the face more three dimensional. Rhinoplasty is usually done in one of two ways: There is the closed approach where incisions are made inside the nose perfectly hiding any scars, and the open approach where the cuts are at the nose’s base. The open approach is usually only considered when the case is complex. Recovery takes 2 weeks, while complete healing will take about a month.
The alternative is a nose thread lift. Here, PDO (polydixanone) threads are passed under the nose’s skin up the bridge of the nose and they provide structure for the shape of one’s new nose. Procedure time is shorter, and recovery is 3 to 5 days. Whereas Rhinoplasty is permanent, a nose thread job can only last for one and a half years.
Rhinoplasty costs between $4,000 and $5,000 on average. If the issue is complicated, then it can go as high as $17,000. A nose thread lift can be as low as $900, but a more realistic average is between $2,000 and $3,000. These figures are high and could necessitate the need for plastic surgery loans.
3. Liposuction (body contouring)
Nobody wants to carry around excess fat, especially if they have been eating right and working out. Some body is just really difficult to shake. Most times such fat can be found around one’s middle, thighs, back, butt, and even arms. These troubled areas can be targeted for body contouring. It is important for one to know that this is not a method for weight loss, but a way to assist when one has done all they can through healthy diets and exercise. Liposuction in Singapore is done using two common methods.
VASER – this is the use of ultrasound to pretty much melt the fat. The added benefit with VASER is that one’s skin is also tightened along the way. The second method is the traditional method where a cannula is inserted and physically manipulated to suck the fat out. Costs can range between $1,400 and $14,000 depending on the size of the area to be worked on. The average cost is between $3,000 and $4,000. Even though recovery generally takes 1 to 2 weeks, one is required to wear their pressure garments for six weeks.
4. A face lift
The medical term for this procedure is Rhytidectomy. Usually, as people age, the skin begins to lose its elasticity and sag. How fast this happens is dependent on how one takes care of their skin, as well as genetics. The sagging is often visible around the eyes, the jaw line, and the neck. This facelift can be done one of two ways. The modern method, Endoline ribbon lift, is less invasive because it is non-surgical. The surgeon simply makes small cuts at the hair line, inserts the ribbon all the way down to one’s jaw line and then lifts the skin that way. This lift is not permanent, but the effects can be felt for the next 7 years.
The traditional face lift includes a hairline incision and then the face is pulled taut. This procedure is more invasive and takes a longer recovery time. Another option is that of filling out the face with fat that has been harvested from the thighs or stomach area. With the Endoline ribbon lift, it takes 2 weeks to see a reduction of the main swelling, but the residual swelling takes a year to disappear. Costs on average are about $9,000 although they can be as high as $12,888. Taking out plastic surgery loans to pay off these costs is common practice in Singapore.
5. Breast augmentation
Boob jobs are often taken by those who are looking to go up a size, to have saggy breasts lifted, to shape the breasts, or to resize breasts that are not the same size. It is possible to have fat transferred from other parts of the body and used to fill out the breasts, or to have breast implants put in. There are saline breast implants and silicone implants. The latter have a more natural feel.
If one is using fat harvested from another body part, the procedure tends to be more costly since liposuction must first be carried out in the harvest area. Unfortunately, the results of this are not permanent since the fat cells may shrink with time. Implants are cheaper and the results can last a very long time.
Recovering from this procedure takes one two or three days and the procedure costs between $15,000 and $16,000 on average. Opting for a celebrity surgeon can add another $10,000 to that figure.
Applying For A Plastic Surgery Loan With Horison
It is not wrong to want to look better. As the saying goes, look good, feel good.
Plastic surgeries have helped numerous men and women achieve their dream figure and features but however tempting it may get, plastic surgeries should only be done after serious considerations. Such surgeries should only be done when one is fully prepared mentally, physically and financially. It is not to be done on impulse. Plastic surgery loans are specially designed by financial institutions to help borrowers get the treatment and procedure that they desire. Before applying, it will be good to ensure that your credit score is good and that your TDSR (total debt service ratio) is within an acceptable range. One can borrow the full surgical amount or only partial of the sum depending on the amount of savings they have. Horison is a licensed moneylender in Singapore and we want to help you improve your life. We want to make sure that you get the best treatment and surgery possible for your life changing-event. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to us today!