Singapore : Dr Low Chai Ling and Dr Kenneth Lee, the founders behind former award-winning aesthetic chain, The Sloane Clinic, have left their brainchild in 2017 to launch SW1 Clinic. “In order to build a new castle, you sometimes have to abandon an existing one,” says Dr Low Chai Ling. “Every brand has a life span. When we first started The Sloane Clinic in 2003, we were one of the market leaders. Now, small aesthetic clinics have become commonplace and we no longer feel they ideally serve a patient’s long-term wellness needs. We feel the time is ripe to fulfil our greater vision of a Global Wellness Village; that is our long-term goal with SW1.”
SW1’s centrally-located facility in Orchard Paragon spans 8000 square feet and features 2 fully equipped operating theatres in addition to over 20 treatment rooms, making it one of the largest aesthetic and plastic surgery centres in Singapore. SW1 Clinic is the fulfillment of Dr Low Chai Ling’s greater vision of creating an empowering space of wellness not constrained by boundaries.
Despite their impressive team of seven aesthetic doctors and plastic surgeons delivering a comprehensive armamentarium of aesthetic and cosmetic surgery services which range from aesthetic dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery and medical facials, Dr Low is reluctant to call her new brainchild an aesthetic and plastic surgery clinic. “At SW1, we don’t see ourselves as merely aesthetic doctors or plastic surgeons. We believe we are Dreamweavers, and we are here to empower change in the lives of the people who walk in through our doors.”
Her vision is shared by her team of experienced doctors Dr Chua Han Boon, Dr Toby Hui, Dr Michelle Lim and plastic surgeon Dr Tan Ying Chien.
In line with Dr Low’s philosophy that SW1 is more than just a clinic, SW1 aims to foster deeper connections with their patients – firstly through their impeccably high service standards and secondly through new patient perks such as personal concierges and a SW1 app, now downloadable on Google Play and iTunes.
It is also part of the founders’ personal philosophy to give back to society. In line with this, SW1 has honoured the founders’ tradition with the SW1 pro bono clinic for the less fortunate. One of their newer initiatives include “Glow Up,” a non-profit drive to restore teenagers’ self-confidence through empowering them to take care of their own well-being.
“At SW1, we believe we are put on this earth to make a difference to the difference to the lives of people we meet. Above and beyond aesthetics, we want to empower our patients to be Changemakers and Live their dreams,” says Dr Low.
The clinic’s name, SW1, was drawn from the time when Dr Low was a student living in London with dreams of starting a clinic on Sloane Street located in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. “SW1 is the postal code where Sloane Street resides. While my first clinic was called The Sloane Clinic, I feel that I have outgrown the street where the clinic derives its original name. SW1 reflects the maturity of my original concept. It is the culmination of my journey come full circle and aptly symbolises the evolution of my aesthetic vision over the last 14 years,” she says.
About SW1 Clinic
Situated on level 13, in Orchard Paragon, SW1 Clinic is one of the largest aesthetic, plastic surgery and medical spa centers in Singapore, helmed by experienced doctors with a mission to empower the world one face at a time. The clinic believes the only limit is oneself and it seeks to empower individuals through a comprehensive range of aesthetic and cosmetic solutions delivered using cutting-edge technology under skilled, competent hands.
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