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Hi, it 's not difficult to make your cheek bones more defined by using hyaluronic acid filler. It is minimally invasive, cheaper, and has very low downtime if any.

However, if your face is wide and you're short, you won't look good with high cheek bones. A proper face to face consultation and assessment is needed. The filler injection skills and artistic meaning of achieving a natural looking result.

25 Jan 2018

Hi VV, Dr Rachel Ho and Dr Israr Wong have answered your questions well. You can go to Singapore Medical Council's (SMC) website to check whether he/she is registered with SMC.

He/she should have a registration number (MCR number), a valid practicing certificate, and a Certificate of Competence (COC) IF he/she is practicing in Singapore.

Foreign doctors are not allowed to practice or perform procedures without registration with SMC, even though they are doctor and they are registered in their own countries.

Under section 17(1)(a) of the MRA, any unauthorised person who practices medicine shall be liable on first conviction to a fine of up to $100,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.

Repeat offenders face a fine of up to $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.

Below are a few telltale signs that the "doctor" is not a certified medical practitioner and does not possess any medical qualification, or he/she is practicing without registration with SMC.

1) The procedure took place in HDB, beauty salon, hotel room or your house etc. Medical clinic should have a valid Clinic License displayed near the front desk.

2) The "doctor" is not local and doesn't speak proper English.

3) Fillers used are labelled in Chinese or Korean.

4) You were offered "half-price" treatment compare to other aesthetic clinics in Singapore.

Hope this helps! 

24 Feb 2018

Hi Allyj,

You don't need jaw reduction surgery or buccal fat removal at least for now. Botox masseter muscles or HIFU cheeks treatment can give you a slimmer face. You look perfectly fine in the photo and you are probably in your early twenties. I don't encourage you to do any unnecessary procedures on your face. 

Best Regards,

Dr Lim MY

26 Sep 2018

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Hi,

Thank you for your website and offering unbiased answers. I was wondering – what would be the best way for me to get a V face? Is surgery the best option as I am afraid of it, but I heard that that is the only permanent method.

I have heard also from my girl friends that some doctors are able to use fillers. Is this possible, and how long will the effects last for? Also, how much will it cost? Thank you very much!

Jane

I'm 35. I am considering between fillers or eye bags removal to fix my eye bags and dark eye circles. What factors should I take into consideration in deciding which would be more suitable for me? 

My cheeks are saggy, which causes my pores to look teardrop shaped. I would like to tighten my saggy cheeks to improve my facial profile and contour. 

Are there any ways to tell if someone has had too much dermal fillers injected? Thanks!