As superficial as it may seem, looks matter a lot in the entertainment world. It is no surprise that in order to appeal to the masses, artists are required to maintain said looks.
A post by an aesthetic doctor about Singaporean actress Fann Wong (范文芳)’s face caused outrage in May. His post was removed after Wong’s agency took legal action, however, the doctor firmly believes his claims are accurate.
Dr. Siew Tuck Wah, an aesthetic doctor in Singapore, made a post on 12th May analysing Wong’s cheeks. The post was created after the 50-year-old actress was seen during the annual Star Awards. The doctor remarked his analysis was made after several of his patients asked for it. He stated that some had declined dermal fillers, as they did not want to look like Wong. One client apparently cancelled her appointment after watching the Star Awards.
According to the article, Siew deduced that Wong had overdone her cheek fillers. The doctor mentioned this could happen when new fillers were injected before the previous ones finished metabolising. This would give the cheeks an overly full and “heavy” look. Siew did acknowledge that her looks during the Star Awards were also influenced by other factors, such as lighting and her styling. Additionally, he stated he had not been the one to point out Wong’s treatments, his patients had observed it on their own.
The post spurred Wong’s friend, celebrity hairstylist David Gan to defend her on social media. Siew removed the post on 14th May, which was the day Gan complained about it on Instagram. However, the removal was not due to Gan’s complaint. In fact, the doctor had received a lawyer’s letter from Wong’s agency requesting he take the post down. Although the post was removed, Siew claims the content of his post was accurate.
The doctor mentioned he had sent two lawyer letters of his own on 21st and 24th May. He asserted that the Wong’s agency’s claims were “baseless”. According to Siew, he had not received any replies to those two letters.
On 3rd June, he sent another letter, this time stating his position that the contents of his post are accurate. However, the doctor alleged that he had not received a reply to the third letter, even after two weeks. Wong’s agency has not made a statement regarding the matter and Siew himself views it as a closed case.