He was introduced to the fascinating world of plastic surgery during his basic surgical training, and was motivated to enrol in the advanced specialty training programme in Plastic Surgery at the National University Hospital in Singapore. Dr Shens was subsequently awarded the Health Manpower Development Programme scholarship for further training in Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetics at the Hanyang University Hospital in Korea. While at Hanyang University Hospital, Dr Shens acquired many surgical techniques that were unique to Korean plastic surgery and has since adapted them to the requirements of patients in Singapore.
Upon returning to Singapore, Dr Shens served as Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), before moving on to private practice. He maintains his ties with the public healthcare sector as a visiting consultant to TTSH and clinical teacher at NUS’ Faculty of Medicine.
Dr Shens specialises in cosmetic surgery of the eye and face, and body contouring such as breast augmentation, fat grafting and liposuction. He is also Singapore’s first certified ARTAS robotic hair restoration surgeon, for his experience in brow and hair transplant, scalp reduction and scalp advancement surgery.
Dr Shens keens interest in clinical and laboratory research has garnered him a prestigious research grant from the National Medical Research Council in 2005 and the Young Investigator Award at the Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine in 2008. His research papers have been presented at international medical conferences and published in high impact peer-reviewed journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr Shens is a member of The Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons, The Singapore Society of Cosmetic (Aesthetic) Surgeons and The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.