Dr. Ooi Seng Huan Adrian

Plastic Surgery

Credentials POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING The Wellington Hospital, London Aesthetic Fellow 2017 University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences, USA Microsurgery Fellow 2015 – 2016 Singapore General Hospital Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore Advanced Surgical Trainee (Plastic Surgery) Specialist Registrar 2011 – 2015 Singapore General Hospital, Singapore Basic Surgical Trainee (General Surgery) Medical Officer 2008 – 2011 North East Thames Foundation School, UK Academic Trainee 2006 – 2008 Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK Senior House Officer 2007 – 2008 Homerton University Hospital, London, UK House Officer 2006 – 2007 LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION Illinois License Registration 125067893 2015 Singapore Medical Council License 14206i 2008 General Medical Council UK Registration 6147791 2007 - present APPOINTMENTS Polaris Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Medical Director & Consultant Plastic Surgeon Nov 2020 – present Singapore Integrated Program for Plastic Surgery Program Director 2020 – Oct 2020 SingHealth Plastic Surgery Residency Program Director 2019 – Oct 2020 Duke-NUS School Medical School, Singapore Adjunct-Assistant Professor 2018 – present Singapore General Hospital Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Consultant Plastic Surgeon 2015 – present SingHealth/Duke-NUS Department of Head and Neck Surgery Consultant Plastic Surgeon 2015 – Oct 2020 NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore Clinical Faculty 2014 – present Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore Clinical Faculty 2019 – present

Dr Adrian Ooi
Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Medical Director

I am a board-certified, double-fellowship qualified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in modern reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, focused on aesthetic plastic surgery of the eyes and face, breast augmentation as well as reconstruction, body contouring, head and neck reconstructive surgery, lymphedema surgery, and extremity reconstruction.

With years of rigorous training in various parts of the world and working alongside renowned plastic surgeons, I truly believe that I possess the skillset to provide the best combination of results and safety in performing a wide spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. I am also very happy to support and collaborate with other medical professionals to help our patients and give them the results they truly deserve.



Invited Speaker, ‘Singapore Healthcare and Plastic Surgery’, ‘Plastic Surgery in the Head and Neck IPU’, ‘Robotics in Plastic Surgery’ – Medstar Health/Georgetown University Combined E-Grand Rounds, USA May 2020
Keynote speaker, ‘Cutting Edge Head and Neck Reconstruction’, ‘Comprehensive Breast Reconstruction’ – Annual Meeting of the Mongolian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Ulan-Baatar, Mongolia Aug 2019
Faculty, World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Biennial Meeting 2019, Bologna, Italy Jun 2019
Invited Speaker, ‘Robotic Head and Neck Reconstruction’ and ‘The Vessel-Depleted Neck’, 6th Meeting of the Asian Society of Head & Neck Oncology 2019, Seoul, South Korea Apr 2019
Invited speaker, ‘Robotic Head and Neck Reconstruction’, PRS Korea 2018, Seoul, South Korea Nov 2018
Keynote Lecture, ‘Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient’. Acelity Asia Wound Forum 2018, Bali, Indonesia Jul 2018
Guest lecturer, Nanyang Polytechnic Specialist Diploma in ENT Nursing Jun 2018
Invited Speaker, 1st Abdominal Wall Robotic Surgery Workshop, Concorde Hospital, Singapore May 2018
Keynote Speaker, Global Experts Meeting on Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore May 2018
Faculty, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting Jan 2018
Invited Speaker and Faculty, ‘Lymphaticovenous bypass and vascularized lymph node transfer’, Asian Society for Vascular Surgery 16th Annual Conference, Singapore Oct 2016
Invited Speaker and Faculty, ‘Supraclavicular lymph node transfer’, Chicago Breast and Lymphedema symposium, Sep 2016, Chicago, USA 2016



Ooi A. Aesthetic Open Structural Rhinoplasty for South East Asian Cleft Patients. (Oral) Taiwan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting Oct 2018
Ooi A SH, NC Tan, BK Tan. A Head-to-Head Comparison of the Medial Sural Artery Perforator and Radial Forearm Free Flaps for Partial Glossectomy Reconstruction. (Poster) ASRM 2018 Jan 2018
Koh HK, NC Tan, BK Tan, Ooi A SH, NC Tan, BK Tan. Functional Outcomes And The Effects Of Radiation On Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps Versus Jejunal Free Flap In Pharyngolaryngoesophageal Reconstruction: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis (Oral) ASRM 2018 Jan 2018
Ooi A SH, Gottlieb LJ. Re-introducing the Delto-acromial Perforator Flap. (Poster) WSRM 2017 Jun 2017
Ooi A SH, Wong CH, Lee ST. Definitive Open Rhinoplasty in South Asian Cleft Patients: Maximizing Nasal Esthetics and Function. (Oral) 2nd ASPS Aesthetica Super Symposium (Washington DC, USA) Jun 2016
Ooi A, Lahiri A, Tan D, Sebastin S. Type Va FDP Avulsion Injuries: An Alternative Mechanism. (Poster) 24th Annual Hand Review Course and Inaugural Joint Scientific Meeting 2015 (Singapore) Feb 2015
Ooi A, Raju A, Goh T, Lahiri A, Sebastin S, Chong A, Tan BK. Is Timing Still Crucial in Coverage of Lower Limb Open Fractures? (Oral) 24th Annual Hand Review Course and Inaugural Joint Scientific Meeting 2015 (Singapore) – Runner-up oral presentation Feb 2015
Ooi A, Liang WH, Ng SW, Tan BK. Algorithmic management of sacral chordoma defects. (Oral) Asia Pacific Federation of Societies for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting 2014 (Seoul, South Korea) Jul 2014
Raju A, Ooi A, Tan BK. Timing of Microsurgical Free Flap Reconstruction in Traumatic Lower Limb Injury – Has Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Made a Difference? (Oral)

World Congress of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2013 (Chicago, USA)

Jul 2013
Ooi A, Wong CH, Ong YS. The Combined Use of Liposuction and Arthroscopic Shaver in Lower Limb Flap Reduction (Oral)

Inaugural Congress of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2012 (Singapore)

Oct 2012
Ooi A, Chui C, Tan BK. An Algorithm for Elbow Soft Tissue Reconstruction (Oral)

Taiwan-Singapore-Thailand Meeting 2012 (Singapore)

Sep 2012
Ooi A, Wong CH, Lee ST. Asian Cleft Rhinoplasty (Oral).

British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons Summer Meeting 2012 (Newcastle, UK)

July 2012
Ooi A, Wong CH, Tan BK. The Fascicular Turnover Nerve Flap: Efficacy and Outcomes in a Rat Model. (Oral) ASRM 2012 Jan 2012



Program Director, Singapore Integrated Program for Plastic Surgery 2020
Program Director, Plastic Surgery Residency, SingHealth 2019 – 2020
Core Faculty, Surgery-in-General Residency, SingHealth 2019 – 2020
Clinical Faculty, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore 2018 – 2020
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore 2014 – 2020
NETFS Academic Medicine Trainee 2006 – 2008



Basic Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Current
SMU-Johnson&Johnson Hospital Management Programme Oct 2019
4Dx (Disciplines of Execution) Workshop – Singapore Jun 2019
Singapore Good Clinic Practice Course 2018
AOCMF Couse – Advanced Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing for Head and Neck Reconstruction 2016
AOCMF Course – Craniomaxillofacial Fracture Management (Davos, Switzerland) 2013
AOCMF Symposium on Maxilla/Mandible Reconstruction with Functional Rhinoplasty 2012
Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Course 2010
Biostatistics for Research Workshop – Singapore General Hospital (SGH) 2008



Vice-Chair and Honorary Secretary, 4th Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery Meeting, Singapore 2019, 2020
Secretary-General, 2nd International Conference for Humanitarian Medical Missions, Singapore 2019
Organizing Committee, Asia Pacific Conference for the International Confederation for Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2014, Singapore 2014
Organizing Committee, Live Surgery Co-Ordinator, Asian Society for Breast Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2013, Singapore 2013
Organizing Committee, Inaugural Congress of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2012, Singapore 2012



Angkor Hospital for Children, Cambodia – yearly mission trip 2013 –
Hainan Smiles – Cleft lip/palate Mission trips to Chengmai, Hainan, People’s Republic of China – yearly mission trip 2011 –



Young Microsurgeons’ Committee, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2019 –
Committee Member, Chapter of Plastic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore 2019 –
Secretary, Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons 2017 –
Honorary Secretary, Chapter of Plastic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore 2017 – 2019
Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2018 –
Member, American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery 2016 –
Member, World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery 2016 –
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons 2015 –
Member, Chapter of Plastic Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore 2017 – 2019
Academic Medicine Education Institute – Duke-NUS/SingHealth, Singapore 2013 –
Academic Medicine Research Institute – Duke-NUS/SingHealth, Singapore 2013 –
Member, Reconstructive Microsurgery Society Singapore 2012 –



Sporting interests include: swimming, triathlons, marathons, golfing and skiing  
Avid fan of music and the arts  
University of London waterpolo captain 2002
National youth triathlon team 1998
National youth waterpolo team 1997 – 1998
Singapore government Arts Elective Program scholar 1993 – 1996


1.    Khoo MJW, Ooi ASH. Management of postreconstructive head and neck salivary fistulae: A review of current practices. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2021 Jan 10:S1748-6815(21)00029-2.

2.    Ng MJM, Goh CSL, Tan NC, Song DH, Ooi ASH. A Head-to-Head Comparison of the Medial Sural Artery Perforator versus Radial Forearm Flap for Tongue Reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1718551. Epub ahead of print.

3.    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

4.    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

5.    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

6.    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

7.    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

8.    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

9.    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

10. Ooi A SHButz DRFisher SMCollier ZJGottlieb LJ. Geometric Three-Dimensional End-to-Side Microvascular Anastomosis: A Simple and Reproducible Technique. J Reconstr Microsurg 2018;34:258-63

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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

27. Ooi A, Chong SJ. Fournier’s Gangrene: Use of Adjunctive Treatments in Improving Patient Outcome. Singapore Med J 2011;52(10):e197


Liang WH, Ooi A SH. Reconstruction for Early Oral Cavity Cancer. In: Agrawal N, Gooi Z (ed). Difficult Decisions in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. Springer Nature; 2019.
Ooi A, Park J, Song D. Abdominal breast reconstruction using a SIEA flap approach. In: Chung K, Thorne C, Gosain A, Soltanian H, van Aalst J, Mehrara B, Disa J, Lee G (ed.). Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Wolters Kluwer; 2016.
Ooi A, Chang D. Lymph node transfers. In: Chung K, Thorne C, Gosain A, Soltanian H, van Aalst J, Mehrara B, Disa J, Lee G (ed.). Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. Wolters Kluwer; 2016.
Ooi A, Song D. Discussion: Breast reconstruction with autologous tissue. In: Cohen M, Thaller S (eds.). The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment 4th ed. CRC Press; 2016.
Ooi A, Lahiri A, Lim A. Emergency microsurgery of the hand. In: Merle M, Dautel G (eds.). Emergency Surgery of the Hand, 4th ed. Elsevier Masson; 2016.

Ooi A, YS Ong. The combined use of liposuction and arthroscopic shaver in contouring lower limb fasciocutaneous flaps. In: Shiffman MA, Di Giuseppe A (eds.). Liposuction: Principles and Practice. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2016.

Tan BK, Ooi A, Pribaz JJ. Ipsilateral pedicled TRAM flap for immediate breast reconstruction. In: Shiffman MA (ed.) Breast Reconstruction: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques. Springer International Publishing Switzerland; 2015.

Awards and Honours


SingHealth ‘Service with a Heart’ Award 2019
Distinction prize, poster presentation, Wong Hock Boon Symposium, National University of Singapore 2017
Outstanding paper, joint meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, American Association for Hand Surgery (Las Vegas, USA) 2012
Lee Foundation Singapore Scholar 2004 – 2006
Weitzman Prize in Cardiology 2006



SingHealth MSK ACP Program Grant (SGD$38,999) – Hyper-spectral imaging technology for post-operative monitoring of flaps – Principal Investigator 2019
Surgery Academic Clinical Program Seed Grant (SGD$39,200)

Development of signal processing technique to detect tissue perfusion – Principal Investigator

SingHealth Foundation Grant (SGD$49,192)

Bridging nerve gaps: Comparisons in a Rat Model – Principal Investigator

SGH Research Grant (SGD$11,800)

Fascicular Turnover Nerve Flap Versus Free Nerve Grafts: Comparison and Outcomes in a Rat Model – Principal Investigator