"The field of plastic surgery is challenging but always interesting because every patient is different; in my work I am called upon to innovate, adapt and apply creativity daily. I enjoy being able to work on all parts of the body, enjoy the fulfilment in restoring both form and function, as well as quality of life for patients. One of the most meaningful areas of work is in reconstructive surgery for people with cancer – where our efforts can return to them to some normality on their journey towards healing."
Dr Yap Yan Lin is a Senior Consultant with the Division of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. She completed her advanced surgical training in Plastic Surgery in National University Hospital and has been registered as a plastic surgeon in 2013. She was awarded the Academic Medicine Development Award for which she underwent a year of specialty fellowship training in breast reconstruction and oncological/ trauma reconstructions in Sunnybrook Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada under the supervision of Dr Joan Lipa and Dr Laura Snell.
Her clinical interests include reconstructive microsurgery, particularly in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, as well as oncological and trauma reconstruction. This includes reconstruction for post skin cancer ablation, abdominal and pelvic reconstruction and extremity reconstruction.
Dr Yap also does cancer research and was awarded the Exxon Mobil Research Fellowship and the Clinician Leadership in Research Award in 2008-2009 for her work in gastric cancer migration and adhesion.
Dr Yap has an interest in aesthetic surgeries such as eyelid surgery, facelift, breast augmentation, abdominoplasties and body contouring, as well as non-invasive procedures such as lasers, fillers and botox.