Like any other festive period, Valentine’s Day is no difference at all. It is a time where you want to look your best to impress your friends and your partner for the day or the special event and many turn to their Plastic Surgery clinic for their express quick fix.

According to Dr Marco, there is a slight increase in patients booking in last minutes for Botox, dermal fillers and Ulthera® as compare to other procedures before such occasion. Botox, a protein derived from botulism toxin can give an effect results’ lasting up to approximately 4 months is injected directly into the muscles to minimize or smooth out lines and wrinkles. There is no downtime and takes only around 30 minutes and results set in after 5 days.

Dermal fillers (fat or commercial fillers) are used to refill cheekbones and deep smile lines and acts as a natural “volumiser” that fills the sunken area to be lifted up and smoothened, and results are immediate. Chin and nose can also be augmented with these fillers.

One of the most popular treatments during this period is the request lips enhancement according to Dr Marco.  “Most ladies likes having a fuller and plumper lips and sometimes some even thinks it is the most important part of their face according to Dr Marco”.  With dermal fillers,  Dr Marco recommends one to get it done at least   1 week before  the   special day as sometimes  there are some  swelling  involved.

Skin tightening treatment such as Ultherapy® is another popular request commented by Dr Marco. According to Dr Marco Ulthera® works better for those who present with early signs of ageing face but not ready for a facelift. The treatment takes around 60 minutes with no downtime. It is a non-invasive procedure which uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin and triggers a natural response under the skin that produces fresh new collagen.  Some patients will be able to see an initial improvement within 2 to 3 months.

Dr Marco commented that it is best to book early with  your  Plastic Surgeon for  such procedures  so that there is no rush and no impulse when making any decision.

To know more about our above treatments, contact us at

Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery
Tel: +65 64648075

Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.