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Dr Adrian Ooi

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Illumia Medical works closely with our partners to provide a wealth of aesthetic and plastic surgery services for our clients. Board-certified Consultant Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adrian Ooi also leads his private plastic surgery practice providing tailored treatments at Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 

Dr Adrian Ooi attended medical school in London and was awarded the MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine, Bachelor in Surgery), graduating with clinical distinction in 2006. After graduation, he continued his medical training in London, before completing his basic surgical training as well as the rigorous Singapore plastic surgery training program at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).

To further his specialty training, he has crossed the globe to prestigious institutes under scholarship from the Ministry of Health (MOH), Singapore, completing his reconstructive microsurgery fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center in the USA, and his aesthetic surgery fellowship at The Wellington Hospital in London. Both fellowships provided him the opportunity to perfect his practice under the close mentorship of eminent American and British plastic surgeons.

Dr Ooi’s primary focus in plastic surgery are the fields of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. His sub-specialty areas of interest include aesthetic surgery of the face, body contouring, minimally-invasive plastic surgery (being one of only 2 Da Vinci Robot trained plastic surgeons in Singapore), aesthetic and oncoplastic reconstructive breast surgery, management of skin cancer, lymphedema surgery as well as head and neck reconstructive surgery.

Most recently, Dr Ooi was the Program Director for the prominent Singapore Integrated Program for Plastic Surgery and teaches at the National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School. Dr Ooi has also contributed, written and co-authored multiple journal publications and book chapters focusing on plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is recognized for his expertise on a regional and international scale, being invited as a guest speaker at various esteemed conferences in Asia and the United States.

Dr Ooi offers his patients a positive experience with every encounter, enhancing his doctor-patient interaction through constant and empathetic communication, helping them understand their individual needs and crafting personalized treatment plans to improve their quality of life. He possesses a strong patient-centric personality, committed to delivering successful results to each patient. He also believes in constant learning and improvement, offering the latest and safest cutting-edge procedures.

Out of work, Dr Ooi treasures time with his family and friends. He is a keen sportsman who enjoys swimming, golfing, skiing, and has been competing in marathons and triathlons since 1997. He has also maintained a strong appreciation for the arts since his secondary school days where he was a scholar in the Singapore Government’s art elective program. During his spare time, Dr Ooi finds himself at home with his feet up on the couch, spending time with his wife and son whilst listening to classic hits from the 80s and reading a good book.

Journal Publications

  • Goh CSL, Ng MJM, Song DH, Ooi A SH. Perioperative Vasopressor Use in Free Flap  Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2019  Sep;35(7):529-540
  • Koh HK, Tan NC, Tan BK, Ooi A SH. Comparison of outcomes of fasciocutaneous free  flaps and jejunal free flaps in pharyngolaryngoesophageal reconstruction: a systematic  review and meta-analysis. Ann Plast Surg. 2019 Jun;82(6):646-652
  • Garza RM, Ooi ASH, Falk J, Chang DW. The Relationship Between Clinical and  Indocyanine Green Staging in Lymphedema. Lymphat Res Biol. 2019 Jun;17(3):329-333 4. Feng JJ, See JL, Choke A, Ooi A, Chong SJ. BiobraneTM for burns of the pubic region – minimize dressing changes and maximize dignity. Mil Med Res. 2018 Aug 26;5(1):29 5. Hui C, Chen P, Tan BK, Ooi A. Acceptance of Vascularised Composite Allotransplantation  (Face and Hand Transplant) in Singapore. Ann Plast Surg 2018;81:615-18
  • Lee C, Ooi A SH, Zenn M, Song DH. The Utility of an MBA in Plastic Surgery: Determining  Motivations and Outcomes of a Formal Business Education Among Plastic Surgeons. Plast  Reconstr Surg Go 2018;6:e1796
  • Ooi A SH, Butz D R, Teven CM, Gottlieb LJ. Re-introducing the delto-acromial perforator  flap: Clinical experience and cadaver dissection. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg  2018;71:402-9
  • Ooi A SH, Butz DR, Fisher SM, Collier ZJ, Gottlieb LJ. Geometric Three-Dimensional End to-Side Microvascular Anastomosis: A Simple and Reproducible Technique. J Reconstr  Microsurg 2018;34:258-63
  • Teven CM, Ooi A SH, Inbal A, Chang DW. Implantable Doppler Monitoring of Buried Free  Flaps During Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer. J Surg Oncol 2017;116:371-77. 10.Ooi A SH, Teven CM, Inbal A, Chang DW. The Utility Of The Musculocutaneous  Anterolateral Thigh Flap In Pharyngolaryngeal Reconstruction In The High-Risk Patient. J  Surg Oncol 2017;115;842-47.
  • Teven CM, Ooi A SH, Chang DW, Song DH. A Novel Strategy to Supercharge a Deep  Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator (DIEP) Flap after Port-a-Cath Removal. Plast Reconstr  Surg Go 2016;4:e1031. 
  • Ooi A SH, Song DH. Reducing infection risk in implant-based breast-reconstruction  surgery: challenges and solutions. Breast Cancer – Targets and Therapy 2016;8:161-72. 13.Ooi A SH, Chang DW. 5-step harvest of supraclavicular lymph nodes as vascularized free  tissue transfer for treatment of lymphedema. J Surg Oncol 2017;115:63-67. 
  • Ooi A SH, Butz D, Gooi Z, Chang D W. Modification of the radial forearm fasciocutaneous  flap in partial pharyngolaryngeal reconstruction to minimize fistula formation. Plast Reconstr  Surg 2016;138:903-907. 


  • Ooi A SH, Song DH. Discussion: Does the use of incisional negative pressure wound  therapy prevent mastectomy flap necrosis in immediate expander-based breast  reconstruction? Plast Reconstr Surg 2016;138:567-9. 
  • Ooi A, Ng J, Chui C, Goh T, Tan BK. Maximizing Outcomes While Minimizing Morbidity: An  Illustrated Case Review of Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction. Plast Surg Int 2016. Article ID  2841816.
  • Ooi A SH, Chang DW. Discussion: Volumetric planning using computed tomographic  angiography improves clinical outcomes in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr  Surg 2016;137:781-782. 
  • Ooi A SH, Kanapathy M, Ong YS, Tan KC, Tan BK. Optimising Aesthetic Reconstruction of  Scalp Soft Tissue by and Algorithm Based on Defect Size and Location. Ann Acad Med  Singapore 2015;44:535-41.
  • Ooi A, C Hui (Joint 1st authors), Tan TE, Tan BK. Rectus sparing approach to left  ventricular assist device exchange and use of the omental flap for coverage. J Plast,  Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2015;68:278-80. 
  • Raju A, Ooi A, Ong YS, Tan BK. Traumatic lower limb injury and microsurgical free flap  reconstruction with the use of negative pressure wound therapy: is timing crucial? J  Reconstr Microsurg. 2014;30:427-30. 
  • Ooi A, Feng J, Tan HK, Ong YS. Primary treatment of mandibular ameloblastoma with  segmental resection and free fibula reconstruction: Achieving satisfactory outcomes with  low implant-prosthetic rehabilitation uptake. J Plast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg. 2014;67:498- 505. 
  • Ooi A, Foo L, Tan BK, Ng SW. Massive sacral chordoma resection and reconstruction with  a combination of pedicled and free flaps. J Reconstr Microsurg 2015;31:76-8. 
  • Ooi A, Wong CH, Ong YS. Combined use of liposuction and arthroscopic shaver in lower  limb flap debulking. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Apr;66(4):538-42. 
  • Chong SJ, Ooi A, Kok YO. Full Thickness Burns over Bilateral Patella Tendons – Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Wound  Bed Preparation and Improved Graft Take. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2011 Oct;40(10):471-2 
  • Ooi A, Chong SJ. Fournier’s Gangrene: Use of Adjunctive Treatments in Improving Patient  Outcome. Singapore Med J 2011;52(10):e197 


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