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Dr Kang Gavin

Gavin Kang Chun-Wui

Dr Kang Gavin

MBBS, MRCSEd, MMed (Surgery), MEng (Bioengineering), FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

Visiting Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Breast Surgery

Sub-specialties: Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery, Cleft and Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Surgery, Ear Reconstruction, Facial Bone Contouring, Orthognathic Surgery

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Aesthetic Conditions of Face and Body, Breast Reconstruction, Cleft Lip and Palate, Cleft Lip and Palate in Children, Craniofacial Anomalies, Ear Deformities, Facial Contouring, Paediatric Burns.

Clinical Appointments

  • Visiting Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant Cleft & Craniofacial Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Visiting Consultant KK Breast Centre KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Gavin Kang is a fully accredited plastic surgeon and has been practising plastic surgery since 2005.

He is fellowship-trained at the world-class Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan subspecializing in adult and pediatric craniofacial plastic surgery.

Dr Kang has a special interest in and performs the full range of cosmetic surgery in particular
- Create double eyelids, correct eyelid droop, remove eyebags
- Augment Asian nose to increase nasal height and projection
- Breast augmentation/ lifting/ reduction
- Liposuction body-contouring all areas
- Facial fat grafting for a youthful face
- Botox and Hyaluronic Acid filler injections
- Laser treatment: facial brightening, improve scars and pigmentation; hair removal
- Facelift for facial skin sagging - Correct broad face, long face, buckteeth appearance
- Correct prominent ears

Dr Kang customizes plastic surgery for each patient to improve the patient's social and career prospects and quality of life through enhancement of appearance, function, body image, self-esteem, and psychological health.

As an active plastic surgery researcher he has authored and presented many research papers and is a peer reviewer for such top cosmetic journals as Aesthetic Surgery Journal and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


  • Academy of Medicine, Singapore FAMS (Plastic Surgery)
  • NTU MEng (Bioengineering)
  • NUS Graduate Med School MMed (Surgery)
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh MRCSEd
  • NUS Medicine MBBS

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Residency Program
  • Plastic Surgery, Consultant KKH
  • Plastic Surgery, Visiting Consultant SGH
  • Plastic Surgery, Visiting Consultant CGH
  • Committee Member, Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Committee Member, Singapore Society for Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgeons
  • Committee Member, Association for Burn Injuries Singapore
  • Committee Member, Cleft Lip and Palate Association Singapore


  • Health Manpower Development Plan Award for Fellowship in Craniofacial Plastic and Cosmetic surgery 2014
  • Best Medical Officer Award 2007
  • Japanese Speech Contest Champion 1997

Research Interests

  • ​Bioengineering


Research Trials

  • Guo S, Kang GC, Phan DT, Hsu MN, Por YC, Chen CH. Polymerization-Induced Phase
    Separation Formation of Structured Hydrogel Particles via Microfluidics for Scar
    Therapeutics. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 2;8(1):2245. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20516-9.
    PubMed PMID: 29396452; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5797090.
  • Chen CT, Pan CH, Chen CH, Shyu VB, Wu JC, Kang GC. Clinical outcomes for minimally invasive primary and secondary orbital reconstruction using an advanced synergistic combination of navigation and endoscopy. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet
    Surg. 2018 Jan;71(1):90-100. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2017.08.018. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    PubMed PMID: 28958566.
  • Choke A, Goh TL, Kang GC, Tan BK. Delayed primary closure of extensive wounds using the TopClosure system and topical negative pressure therapy. J Plast
    Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2017 Jul;70(7):968-970. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2017.04.007.
    Epub 2017 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 28528113.
  • Chang CS, Kang GC. Achieving Ideal Lower Face Aesthetic Contours: Combination of Tridimensional Fat Grafting to the Chin with Masseter Botulinum Toxin
    Injection. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 Nov;36(10):1093-1100. Epub 2016 May 18. PubMed
    PMID: 27193172.
  • Chen CT, Pan CH, Liao HT, Chen YR, Kang GC. Combined Intraoral and Endoscopic
    Approach for Malar Reduction. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 Nov;36(10):1188-1194. Epub
    2016 May 18. PubMed PMID: 27193171.
  • Lu TC, Kang GC, Yao CF, Liou EJ, Ko EW, Chen ZC, Chen PK. Simultaneous maxillo-mandibular distraction in early adolescence as a single treatment modality for durable correction of type II unilateral hemifacial microsomia:
    Follow-up till completion of growth. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2016
    Sep;44(9):1201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2016.07.002. Epub 2016 Jul 9. PubMed PMID:  27499513.
  • Heath DE, Kang GC, Cao Y, Poon YF, Chan V, Chan-Park MB. Biomaterials patterned with discontinuous microwalls for vascular smooth muscle cell culture: biodegradable small diameter vascular grafts and stable cell culture substrates.
    J Biomater Sci Polym Ed. 2016 Oct;27(15):1477-94. doi:
    10.1080/09205063.2016.1213217. Epub 2016 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 27444318.
  • Ng ZY, Kang GC, Chang CS, Por YC. Efficacy of Topical Timolol as Primary Monotherapy in Cutaneous Facial Infantile Hemangiomas. J Craniofac Surg. 2016
    Sep;27(6):e516-20. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002849. Review. PubMed PMID: 27428916.
  • Chang CS, Kang GC. Efficacious Healing of Ulcerated Infantile Hemangiomas
    Using Topical Timolol. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016 Feb 16;4(2):e621. doi:
    10.1097/GOX.0000000000000605. eCollection 2016 Feb. PubMed PMID: 27014550; PubMed
    Central PMCID: PMC4778892.
  • Chang CS, Hsiao YC, Huang JJ, Chen JP, Chen PK, Kang GC. Aesthetic
    Patient-Centric Approach to a Unilateral Zygomaticomaxillary Fracture:
    Computer-Guided Osteotomy of the Non-Injured Side. Aesthet Surg J. 2016
    May;36(5):NP184-6. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjw012. Epub 2016 Feb 15. PubMed PMID: 26883216.
  • Kang GC, Chen Ong W, Lim J, Sundar G, Lim TC. Swiveling a Single Expanded Forehead Flap: A Novel Effective Economical Approach to Total Bilateral Upper and Lower Eyelid Reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar;27(2):e121-3. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002366. PubMed PMID: 26845091.
  • Kang GC, Huang JJ, Chang CS, Por YC, Chen PK, Chen JP, Chen YR. Making a Little History with the Chang Gung Cleft Lip Repair. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob
    Open. 2015 Jul 8;3(6):e420. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000403. eCollection 2015
    Jun. PubMed PMID: 26180721; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4494490.
  • Chong SJ, Johandi F, Kang GC. Self-Inflicted Burns in Soldiers: The Singapore
    Experience. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Sep;75(3):358-9. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000495. PubMed PMID: 25785390.
  • Tan BK, Kang GC, Tay EH, Por YC. Subunit principle of vulvar reconstruction: algorithm and outcomes. Arch Plast Surg. 2014 Jul;41(4):379-86. doi: 10.5999/aps.2014.41.4.379. Epub 2014 Jul 15. PubMed PMID: 25075361; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4113698.
  • Kang GC, Wu Y, Naidu S, Lee SJ. Reconstructing a large helical rim defect: synergy of a postauricular perforator flap, diced cartilage, and otoplasty technique. Ann Plast Surg. 2014;72(6):663-5. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31826cac47. PubMed PMID: 24841826.
  • Kang GC, Yam A, Phoon ES, Lee JY, Teoh LC. The hook plate technique for fixation of phalangeal avulsion fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun
    6;94(11):e72. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.00601. PubMed PMID: 22637212.
  • Kang GC, Ong YS. Large unilateral breast autoinflation after breastfeeding linked to polyacrylamide hydrogel injection augmentation mammaplasty. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Feb;35(1):122-4. doi: 10.1007/s00266-010-9550-6. Epub 2010 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 20652566.
  • Kang GC, Gan AW, Yam A, Tan AB, Tay SC. Mycobacterium abscessus Hand Infections in Immunocompetent Fish Handlers: Case Report. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jul;35(7):1142-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.04.015. PubMed PMID: 20610060.
  • Kang GC, Por YC, Tan BK. In vivo tissue engineering over wounds with exposed bone and tendon: Autologous dermal grafting and vacuum-assisted closure. Ann
    Plast Surg. 2010 Jul;65(1):70-3. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181a72f77. PubMed PMID: 20548234.
  • Kang GC, Sng KW, Tay AG. Modified technique for frontal sinus obliteration using calvarial bone and Tisseel glue. J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Mar;20(2):528-31.
    doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31819b9fa1. PubMed PMID: 19276815.
  • Chan-Park MB, Shen JY, Cao Y, Xiong Y, Liu Y, Rayatpisheh S, Kang GC, Greisler HP. Biomimetic control of vascular smooth muscle cell morphology and phenotype for functional tissue-engineered small-diameter blood vessels. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Mar 15;88(4):1104-21. doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.32318. Review. Erratum in: J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009 Nov;91(2):629-34. PubMed PMID: 19097157.