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Also known as fat transfer and fat injection, fat grafting refers to transferring fat from one part of your body to another to give it a needed boost!
Let's get into the fat grafting details for breast augmentation, buttock enhancement, facial revolumisation, and hand rejuvenation. Read on to find out all about this versatile and much-loved cosmetic treatment!
Fat grafting is a popular cosmetic surgery many desire for its versatility and proven results. In Singapore, only a handful of clinics offer fat grafting procedures. Amaris B. Clinic is one of them! Dr. Ivan Puah, the clinic’s medical director, has been performing fat grafting procedures since 2008. The procedure begins with removing unwanted body fat from a specific body area using a modern liposuction technique.
Then, fat tissues are separated before being reinjected into the area of the body that needs a boost. The extracted fat tissues are filled into areas for a fuller look and a smoother contour. This procedure has zero risk of rejection commonly associated with implants because of the use of the patient’s fat.
Dr Ivan Puah has performed many breast enhancement procedures in Singapore. From post-breastfeeding mothers concerned with saggy and drooping breasts to women with smaller breasts who’d like their breasts enhanced in size, they’ve all experienced the benefits of fat grafting.
Buttock augmentation is also quite popular. It helps with adding volume and smoothening out textures on the buttocks. It works the same as breast enhancement, free of risks of ruptures or leaks because of zero implants during the procedure.
Return youth to your hands with fat grafting! Wrinkles and signs of ageing on the hands often give away our age or, for some, make them look older than their age. “Your hands lose volume and elasticity over time, which means you can develop a ‘skeletal’ and ‘translucent’ appearance with skin wrinkling as you age,” says Dr Puah.
In Europe, fat grafting for the hands is a popular treatment. According to Dr Ivan Puah, it is gaining popularity in Asia because of its effectiveness.
As we age, the collagen and volume in our skin tissue decline. At Amaris B. Clinic, ADR-C Facial Enhancement is used to replace volume loss, lift facial projections, and achieve skin rejuvenation to restore a youthful facial appearance.
“Apart from being a solution to counter signs of ageing, one other reason for the rise of facial fat grafting is the presence of social media, facial augmenting apps and filters. Many of my patients want smoother skin and enhanced facial features such as cheeks, chin, and temples, which are achievable with facial fat grafting,” Dr Puah adds.
Fat grafting procedures are like getting a two-for-one deal! Add volume to your desired area while removing fats from your “problem area” simultaneously.
On top of that, fat grafting allows you to avoid fillers or implants and uses your natural body fat instead! The chances of rejection or an allergic reaction are none, as fat is biocompatible, and the results are oh-so-natural! With a retention rate of 70 to 75%, the results of fat grafting are long-lasting.
The costs for fat grafting in Singapore vary based on practices, experience, treatment area, and procedure complexity. The doctor's experience and skills play a significant role in your results. Your results are at their mercy, so make sure you make the right choice for the doctor!
According to Dr. Ivan Puah, he believes fat grafting is more than just a surgical procedure! It is also a work of art. Achieving sage and natural results requires a doctor with a great perception of art, attention to detail, and a thorough understanding of the face and body anatomy, on top of years of experience. They have to know the amount of fat that needs to be extracted, from where, and into where, with the proper injection techniques.
Dr Ivan Puah believes that fat grafting treatments involve 30% science and 70% art, similar to every other fat and body sculpting and enhancing treatment. Just like a sculptor uses his artistic training to mould material into an art form, he uses his artistic sense and scientific expertise to shape the face and body.
Only doctors certified with a liposuction license can perform fat grafting procedures in Singapore. Doctors who perform the treatment must be highly trained and experienced, including good techniques.
Dr Ivan Puah has over 17 years of surgical experience in liposuction and body enhancement procedures. He is trained in Vaser liposuction, Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction), tumescent liposuction, syringe liposculpture and gynecomastia surgery.
Your fat grafting procedure will be carried out by Dr Ivan Puah and assisted by his skilled surgical team in their MOH-accredited operating theatre. Their anaesthesiologist will ensure you’re comfortable, relaxed, and safe under their twilight sedation.
The clinic is also recognised by GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific as “2019’s Body Sculpting Provider of the Year in Asia Pacific”, “Body Sculpting Medical Centre of the Year in Asia Pacific” from 2020 - 2022 and “2020 Integrated Healthcare Medical Centre of the Year in Asia Pacific”! These titles are only given to medical practices that have maintained high quality and standards in their procedures and care toward their patients.