Regardless of ethnicity or gender, everyone hopes to have a slimmer, more sculpted face with a chiselled jaw. The request for a more defined face is not new in the medical aesthetic industry. Doctors say that patients, particularly those from come from Southeast Asia, have high demand for such an image.

Asians generally have round faces with ill-defined facial features with weak lower faces. It is common for people to want to sculpt their faces to achieve better proportions. That said, it’s not easy to completely change the shape of your face without any major surgery, but there are options to make your facial features look more defined.

We speak to renowned aesthetic doctor in Singapore, Dr. Siew Tuck Wah to share with us some ways to achieve a sharper, slimmer face without the need to go under the knife.


As we approach 40 years old and beyond, our skin starts to sag and show signs of aging. Fat tissues in our skin reduce and sag over time. Gravity takes over and very soon, residual fatty tissues accumulate on the lower face and cause our skin to sag. In the end, the face loses its contour and the visible jawline you once had, gradually disappears.

Ultherapy, an FDA-approved treatment for skin lifting, leverages on an ultrasound technology to tighten and firm the skin. It is a very popular skin tightening treatment in Singapore. Ultherapy allows people to immediately achieve a slimmer, tighter face by applying consistent heat into the skin using ultrasound energy.

It achieves two outcome - to boost the level of the skin's natural collagen and melt excess, stubborn fats in the lower face so as to accentuate the jawline. Results often develop within a span of three to six months.


Not everyone is keen to opt for an aesthetic treatment. Anti-aging skincare products can be an alternative when you don’t want to commit to a treatment.

Ageless MegaLift Serum from Radium Skincare is a U.S. formula designed by Dr. Siew to help Asian skin to slow down signs of aging. The triple-action oil-free serum contains skin nourishing algae and lactobacillus to lift, tone, and restructure your skin. It is recommended to apply it with a 5-minute face massage to boost its effects.

Over time, this powerful anti-aging serum can subtly lift sagging contours, and improve pores and wrinkles with skin-tightening botanicals.


Asians generally seek alteration to their facial contours because they have over-developed masseter muscles, giving rise to an overall impression that the face is chubby with residual baby fat that you cannot get rid of.

Fortunately, a slimmer facial contour can be achieved by administering tiny amounts of Botox to temporarily weaken the muscles, resulting in an immediately slimmer, sharper face.

Botox is one of the most convenient facial slimming treatments in Singapore with just a few pricks of the needle.


Thread lift is probably the most effective treatment, providing the most visible results among the options here today.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift is the most popular brand of thread lift treatment in Singapore today. Using dissolvable Polylactic Acid (PLA) monofilament, the doctor inserts the threads lined with tiny cones to achieve immediate lifting of the skin and also induce ongoing gradual regeneration of collagen in the face.

For the uninitiated, PLA is a key material used for surgical sutures and orthopedic devices, and medical implants. It is completely safe for use in the human body.

Silhouette Soft Thread Lift can achieve up to 3.5cm of visible skin lifting results, which last for about two years on the average.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Siew Tuck Wah is a renowned medical aesthetic doctor in Singapore. He has more than fifteen years of experience in using dermal fillers, lasers, and threads to reverse signs of aging.