10 Best Plastic Surgery Clinics in Malaysia (2019)

How To Find The Best Plastic Surgeon and Plastic Surgery Clinics In Malaysia?
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Shockingly, many consumers still go to unregistered plastic surgeons for their cosmetic surgery procedures. If we wouldn't trust an unqualified car mechanic with our cars, why are we trusting an unqualified plastic surgeon with our face and body? We have written a guide and shortlisted a list of plastic surgery clinics for you below.

Using Google to find the Best Plastic Surgery in Malaysia?

You're likely to start your online research by "Googling" phrases like 'best plastic surgery Malaysia, 'best cosmetic surgery Malaysia', 'best plastic surgeon in Malaysia' or 'best plastic surgeon Kuala Lumpur'. You'll just going to find a list of the plastic surgery clinic websites including advertisements and directories on the search results. How do you know which clinic to choose or whether you have chosen the right plastic surgeon? Bear in mind that the plastic surgeons or plastic surgery clinics high ranking on page 1 and visible advertisements on Google may not be truly reflective of the surgeon's skills, experience and also how 'safe' is the surgeon. 

While some of the online sites do provide the needed information; the method in which the clinics or the specialists are selected are not explained. Some of these directories are not aware of the local aesthetic practice guidelines in Malaysia that stipulate who, what and where cosmetic surgeries can be and cannot be done. While you may wish to ignore the guidelines but do bear in mind that the guidelines were designed and developed to protect consumers like you in the first place, whether you are from Malaysia or abroad.

It is also clear from browsing around forums and popular healthcare marketing sites that there is a lot of myths and misinformation being spread. Researching on the internet is not as simple as one might think as misinformation could lead to health scams and even botched surgeries. It may not be practical to make the best decision all the time, but it's important to make an informed decision based on the readily available information on the internet.

Plastic Surgery Malaysia

There are more than 50 plastic surgeons registered with the Malaysian National Specialist Register. Most of the plastic surgeons are based in Kuala Lumpur, or simply called KL by locals. And just in case you are a foreigner, Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia.

So, how do you shortlist the few and verify that the clinic is licensed and the plastic surgeon is legit or has enough training and experience for the procedure/s?

The following are links that would address the questions above:

There are too many self proclaimed aesthetic experts out there, but who's to know? That's why theGuidelines on Aesthetic Medical Practice for Registered Medical Practitioners were developed, in order to protect innocent consumers. Please take note that all registered medical practitioners who qualify and wish to practise aesthetic medical practice (including cosmetic surgeries) are required to register under the National Registry of Registered Medical Practitioners Practising Aesthetic Medical Practice in Malaysia.

Next, you should Google again the prospective plastic surgeon’s name and the centre; and add in the keywords ‘forums’ or ‘reviews’ to see what other people have to say about them. If you know a friend or relative who has a plastic surgery procedure done before, do seek their advice.

In general, we would select a plastic surgeon based on experience and training as well as feedback from other surgeons, doctors or patients. It's also important to take into consideration ‘where’ the plastic surgery is to be performed. Major liposuction (liposuction for multiple areas) in particular, requires ‘general anaesthesia’ and needs to be performed in a well-equipped hospital or ambulatory care centre with the presence of a qualified anaesthetist.

Top 10 Plastic Surgery Clinics in Malaysia - 8 Private + 2 Public

Choosing the right plastic surgeon and plastic surgery clinic for the right procedure are both complex and challenging. There is no one size fits all answer. Do your homework and find the ‘right’ plastic surgeon you can trust.

To assist you in finding the best plastic surgery clinic in KL or Selangor in Malaysia, check out our top best plastic surgery clinic list below.

Selection Methodology: The selection of the plastic surgery clinics is based on Google Search Results, Erufucare clinic directory and information available on blogs and forums.

Disclaimer: The list of plastic surgery clinics has been categorised by location but has been arranged in no particular order of importance. The 'Best 8 Plastic Surgery Clinics in Malaysia' are not based on facts but are based on opinions, reviews and factors as mentioned in the selection methodology.

If you are not sure which clinic to choose, please feel free to contact us.

Here are the top 10 plastic surgery clinics in Malaysia.

1. Plastic Surgery Clinics @ Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur (Pantai Bangsar) (*JCI standard)

Plastic Surgery at Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Address: No. 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai, Taman Bukit Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Contact Clinic

* JCI (Joint Commission International) is the international gold standard for medical centre accreditation.
Dr Kuladeva Ratnam
MBBS (Madras) - 1989; FRCS - 1993
Specialization: Reconstructive plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, wound care, limb salvage

Contact No.: +603 - 2282 9811
WhatsApp Us: +60 17-817 1875

Dr Tan Kim Hong
MBBS (UK) - 1981; FRCS - 1986 

2. Plastic Surgery Clinics @ Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (*JCI standard)

Plastic Surgery at Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur

Address: Block A & Block B, 286 & 288, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact Clinic

Plastic Surgeons @ Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur:

Dr George Varughese
MBBS(Sydney) - 1989; FRCS(Edin) - 1995
Specialization: Facial, Breast Aesthetic Surgery, Tissue repair and rejuvenation

Dr. Benjamin George
MBBch (1983), BAO, LRCP & SI, AM (Mal), FRCS (Edin) - 1990

Specialization: Breast Surgery, Liposuction

3. Plastic Surgery Clinic @ Prince Court Medical Centre (*JCI standard)

Plastic Surgery at Prince Court Medical Centre

Address: 39, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Yap Lok Huei
Qualification: MB, BCH, BAO - 1991; FRCS (Plastic Surgery) - 2001
Sub Specialty: Microsurgery, cosmetic surgery, cancer reconstruction
Special Interest: Fat grafting, liposuction, body contouring

4. Beverly Wilshire Medical Center

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Address: Level 6, 8 & 9, Kenanga Tower, No. 237 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Mohamad Nasir Zahari

M.B.B.S.(Melb) - 1988; F.R.C.S.(Edin) - 1993
Specialisation: facelift, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast surgery, cleft, cranio-facial surgery, burns care.

Related: Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre Reviews

5. Plastic Surgery Clinics @ Subang Jaya Medical Centre (JCI standard)

Plastic Surgery at SJMC

Address: No. 1 Jalan SS12/1, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Contact Clinic

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Kuladeva Retnam

Qualification: MBBS (Mad), FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glas), AM (Mal) 
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon 

Professional Registration: 

Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) No: 28779 
National Specialist Register (NSR) Malaysia No: 124177 

6. Plastic Surgery Clinics @ Sunway Medical Centre

Plastic Surgeons at Sunway Medical Centre

Address: 5, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia > 
Contact Sunway Medical Centre

Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Margaret Leow
Specializations: All plastic surgeries, clefts, burns, breast reconstruction, pressure sores, lymphedema management, skin cancers, limb reconstruction, aesthetic procedures & management of axillary hyperhidrosis

Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Tan Geok Puan

MBBS (1985), FRCS (1990)
Specializations: Breast augmentation surgery (mammoplasty), Breast reduction surgery (mammoplasty), Liposuction (Lipoplasty), Nose reconstruction (Rhinoplasty), Plastic and reconstructive surgery for burns, Tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty)

7. Dr Ananda Cosmetic Surgery Clinic | Plastic Surgery Clinic @ Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara (formerly known as Tropicana Medical Centre)

Plastic Surgery at Thomson Medical Centre

Address: 11, Jalan Teknologi, PJU 5, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia.

Dr Ananda Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Plastic Surgeon: Dr. A. Ananda Dorai
Qualification: MBBS (Madras), MS (Plastic Surgery, USM), AM (Mal)
Fellowship in Burns, Laser & Aesthetic Surgery (Taiwan)

8. Dr Heng Plastic Surgeon Malaysia | Nicanor Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery

Dr Heng Plastic Surgeon Malaysia

Address: Merchant Square, A-1-3A, Jalan Tropicana Selatan 1, PJU 3, 47410 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Plastic Surgeon: Dr Heng Kien Seng
B.Med Sc (UKM) - 1990, MD (UKM) - 1993, FRCS (Edin) - 1998, MMed (Surg) (Spore) - 1998

9. Plastic Surgery Hospital Kuala Lumpur (Public - affordable plastic surgery option)

Address: Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Telephone | Contact No.: 03-26155230
Web: http://www.hkl.gov.my

Head of Department: Madam (Dr.) Normala Binti Basiron
M.B.B.S.(UM) - 1989; M.S.(UKM) - 2000

Plastic Surgeons:
Dr Wu Loo Yee - M.B.B.S.(Ind) - 1992; M.Surgery (USM) - 2005
Dr Zairizam Bin Zakaria - MBBS (India) - 1997; M.S. (Plastic Surgery) (USM) - 2007 

10. Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC)

University Malaya Medical Centre, Lembah Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
General Line: 603-7949 4422
Web: www.ummc.edu.my
Tel : +603-7949 2070

Plastic Surgeon: Assoc. Prof. Dr Alizan Bin Abdul Khalil

Plastic Surgery Malaysia Reviews

Next, you may also wish to run through some of the Plastic Surgery Malaysia Reviews before you decide.

Plastic Surgery Prices in Malaysia

Next, check out the local price guide: Plastic Surgery Prices Malaysia.

Wrapping It Up

You may wish to run through the following as your summary checklist:
  • Filter and shortlist your clinics.
  • Once you have shortlisted the clinics, book an appointment to have a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Do compare them based on your first impressions and other considerations. Use a table (Excel or Google Sheets) with factors to consider and a scoring for each important factor, if you need to improve your clarity.
  • Are they accommodating in terms of appointment time and date?
  • Was a solid plan of action determined with detailed information especially post-procedure precaution and care?
  • In the event of a possible complication or infection, do you need to pay extra?
And one last precaution, hotel rooms are not meant for cosmetic surgery procedures. 

For international customers, it's recommended that you take up a travel insurance. This is to ensure that in the event of post-operative complication, your hospital admission cost would be covered.

If you are not sure which clinic to choose, please feel free to contact us.


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