7 Busted Myths about Liposuction

Amaris B.

Archive Date:

August 21, 2019

So, just what is the truth behind liposuction? It’s time to debunk the myths and clear that fog of uncertainty that encircles this procedure.

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January 4, 2023

With a myriad of misconceptions surrounding the idea of liposuction, it’s no wonder many of us find ourselves dismissing liposuction as a viable option when it comes to our fat reduction and body contouring solution.

A foggy understanding and clouded judgment on liposuction are but hindrances in the search of our perfect body.

So, just what is the truth behind liposuction? It’s time to debunk the myths and clear that fog of uncertainty that encircles this procedure.

Myth #1 – Liposuction is THE solution to a dramatic weight loss

In our urgent desire to shed those piling pounds, many of us immediately turn to liposuction for the answer.

However, the assumption that liposuction is the ultimate remedy for a massive weight loss cannot be further from the truth.

Essentially, the most ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who adhere to a comprehensive diet and a strict exercise regime and are yet still unable to combat those problem areas.

Expecting liposuction to work, as an instant weight shredder would not only result in an unnatural finish, but one that is medically unsafe.

Myth #2 – Liposuction is invented solely for the female gender

To all you men out there, you will be be pleased to learn that liposuction has a place for you!

The fixation that liposuction is a female-oriented procedure, is a myth that needs to be debunked. In fact, the number of men hitting up aesthetics clinics for a liposuction procedure has increased significantly over the years.

In a way similar to women, liposuction can successfully eradicate persistent stubborn fat deposits on abdomens, chest and love handles, giving the male body a more sculpted finish.

With liposuction gaining popularity amongst the masculine gender, liposuction is very much a procedure that can be enjoyed by the two genders.

Myth #3 – Liposuction is a cellulite banisher

Cellulites are pesky business to deal with. Giving the surface of our skin the unsightly bumpiness, cellulites have undoubtedly become the bane of our existence.

Desperate as we are to rid off the disagreeable unevenness that plagues the surface of our skin, liposuction is unfortunately not the way out.

Contrary to that myth, liposuction done on individuals with poor skin elasticity can potentially exacerbate the appearance of cellulites, making your cellulite woes, your worst nightmare.

Myth #4 – Liposuction allows me to do away with exercise and diet

To many, liposuction is synonymous to an exercise and diet free lifestyle. Unfortunately, not even liposuction can excuse anyone from a slothful way of life.

The beauty in liposuction lies in that, it gives you a free pass to start over on a clean slate and when coupled with a diligent workout regime and sensible diet, aids in the long-term maintenance of your desired body shape.

Conversely, reckless devouring and an absence in a workout routine may risk yielding unflattering results after a liposuction procedure.

There is no doubt that liposuction bears tremendously positive impact on your body when it comes to the re-contouring of the physique and when combined with a reasonable diet and exercise, you will be promised a sustained satisfaction.

Myth # 5 – Liposuction is a stretch mark exterminator

“Liposuction is the remedy to those hideous stretch marks”, is the most common misconception that we need to put to rest.

While fat deposits and stretch marks may seem to have a slight correlation, however, the manner in which to combat these two problem areas are vastly different.

While stretch marks are the result of excessive stretching and separation of embedded layers of skin, indicating poor skin elasticity, using liposuction to help remedy stretch marks may cause post liposuction results to be bumpy and loose looking after the procedure.

Myth #6 – Fats will return to the same place if I get weight after liposuction

Liposuction is the miracle for those with stubborn problem areas and here’s why. Fats are absorbed only in the presence of fat cells and in a liposuction procedure; it essentially strips the fat cells off the problem area on the body.

And while it is only normal for weight to be gained, however, as there are no fat cells for the fats to adhere to, the fats gained will travel to another part of the body to be absorbed.

And viola! No more fat cells, no more fat absorption, no more problem areas!

Myth # 7 – Liposuction is easy! Any surgeon can get it done

Wrong! Wrong! And you cannot be more wrong!

Liposuction is more than just the act of sucking the nasty fats out of your body, in actuality; liposuction is a complex surgical procedure that requires a pair of skillful hands for you to reap the best results.

It is only under the hands of a proficient aesthetics doctor that you will be ensured a smooth sailing procedure that is not only complication free, but also assured the most natural looking post liposuction result.

Amaris B. Clinic to the rescue

Performing body contouring and fat reduction procedures since 2005, Amaris B Clinic’s strength lie in their body sculpting procedures, with liposuction being one of their fortes.

A myriad of liposuction procedures ranging from Vaser liposelection, Smart Lipo to Vaser Hi-Def lipo offered at Amaris B Clinic, you can be assured of a beautifully sculpted body from head to toe.

VASER Liposelection (Vaser Lipo)

VASER Liposelection (VASER Lipo) is the latest minimally-invasive liposuction technique that targets unwanted fat cells in the common problematic areas such as abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, back, knees, neck, and chin while leaving important tissues such as the nerve, blood, vessels, and connective tissues largely undisturbed.

Targeting the areas with substantial fat deposits while being gentle on delicate areas, Vaserlipo is the procedure for those who are troubled by heftier areas on the body.

During treatment, tiny incisions are made into the targeted areas and a device that emits ultrasonic waves is inserted to precisely break down and liquefy the fat cells.

The liquefied fat cells are then removed and the incision stitched up. After treatment, heavy dressing is applied followed by the wearing of compression garment.


For those who are looking for a minimally-invasive fat reduction treatment for small fat area, such as at the waist or love handles, upper arms, double chin and back of neck, Smartlipo is your answer.

Utilising focused laser technology, a cannula is inserted into the skin. The laser then breaks down and dissolves fatty tissues, which are then drained away.

As the laser also strikes the skin, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin growth, leaving the skin tighter and more toned.

With it being a less invasive procedure, lesser trauma or side effects are expected for post Smartlipo procedure. Following treatment, a compression garment needs to be worn for a period of 6 to 12 weeks.

VASER Hi-def Lipo

If a 3-dimensional aesthetic build is your end goal, say hello to VASER Hi-Def Lipo.

Using advanced body sculpting laser technology, this treatment is able to reduce fat around muscle groups, rendering a more sculpted muscle definition.

During the procedure, an insertion is made and a device that emits ultrasonic waves is inserted to gently break down only the fat cells.

It’s able to sculpt the muscular anatomy through a gentle suction process leaving surrounding tissues largely undisturbed.

As muscle structures are chiseled out, the underlying musculature will be more visible.

Vaser Hi-Def Lipo is not about to leave the fairer gender out. For fit women with good muscle tone without excessive fat or loose skin, this procedure is often done on the upper thighs, buttocks, small of the back, love handles and abdomen, giving women the ‘fit and healthy’ body that many hanker after.

Speak to Dr Ivan Puah

At the helm of Amaris B Clinic, Dr Ivan Puah’s skillset in the field of body sculpting has helped many achieve a more defined and well-hewed physique. Under the mastery of Dr Puah, you can be assured of the body you’ve always dreamt of.

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