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Modern Liposuction In Singapore: All You Need To Know!

August 10, 2021
February 2, 2024

People with stubborn fat are generally resigned to living their lives with these unwanted excesses, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Stubborn fat – it wouldn’t be called such if it was easy to remove. Indeed, these pockets of pesky and often unsightly fat deposits seem immune to diet and exercise, no matter the effort. People with stubborn fat are generally resigned to living with these unwanted excesses, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Dr Ivan Puah’s MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique and his “30% Science and 70% Art” Approach To Body Sculpting

Modern Liposuction In Singapore Doctor Ivan Puah

Dr. Ivan Puah, who has more than 15 years of clinical experience in medical aesthetics and performing body contouring surgeries, believes that it is 70% art and 30% science when it comes to aesthetic science. Therefore, being meticulous and having a superb aesthetic sense are traits a truly experienced and qualified doctor should possess. Only with this can he effectively deliver the intended goals without compromising a patient’s safety.

Like an artist using his tools and aesthetic flair to craft beautiful art pieces, Dr. Ivan Puah sculpts masterpieces of beautiful, natural-looking contours according to his client’s body aspirations.

This has led him to create the MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique, a three-dimensional body contouring approach. With this technique, fat removal is thorough, skin is tightened and body contouring is achieved.

He believes that the success of a body sculpting procedure depends primarily on the skill sets of the liposuction doctor. Getting your liposuction procedure done by a trained, accredited and experienced doctor with an appreciation and eye for the aesthetic will pay off positively in terms of results.

Types of Modern Liposuction Procedures

Modern Liposuction In Singapore Doctor Ivan Puah

Over the years, liposuction technologies and techniques have progressed to provide good patient experiences.

Looking for an effective way to remove excess body fat permanently? Here are some types of liposuction procedures you may consider.

Tumescent Liposuction

The tumescent technique is one of the most internationally recognised and provides all the benefits of fat removal and body contouring with fewer associated risks and offers good results than traditional liposuction. In addition, tumescent liposuction utilises tiny microcannulas, thus reducing the possibility of irregularities that may come with using larger cannulas.

Vaser Liposuction

Developed by Dr. John A. Millard, VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) Liposuction is a form of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction that is less intrusive than traditional liposuction.

Vaser liposuction targets fat while leaving other vital connective tissues intact. It is able to produce smoother body contouring results with lesser downtime. Commonly treated areas include jowls, belly, waist or love handles, hips, male chest (pseudogynecomastia and gynecomastia), arms, armpits, back, inner and outer thighs, knees and calves. It also encourages skin retraction, improving skin laxity over time.

4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Liposuction)

4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo) is arguably the crème de la crème of fat removal and body contouring procedures.

It targets superficial layers of fat that reside directly over your muscles. During the procedure, the targeted areas will be marked out, and fat will be removed via a sculpting process to create a frame around the muscles to be enhanced. More targeted sculpting follows, where a small amount of fat will be left behind to amplify the underlying muscle tone.

In women, the commonly targeted areas include the serratus, obliques and rectus muscles in the abdominal area. The most desired physical trait for men is the washboard abs.

Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction)

Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction) is a form of laser-assisted liposuction that utilises laser energy to break down fat into liquified form, which is then removed through suction.

Performed under local anaesthesia,iiny incisions are then created to allow anaesthetic fluids to infiltrate the skin. Next, an optic fibre with laser light is inserted into the fat layers to melt the fat. The liquefied fat is removed via removed via suction.

What you need to know about liposuction in Singapore

Modern Liposuction In Singapore Doctor Ivan Puah

To find a liposuction doctor, having trained to perform liposuction is only the beginning. It’s crucial to find a liposuction doctor who performs the procedure regularly and has consistently achieved a high patient satisfaction rate. Do check out the before and after photos of cases performed by your doctor, which are good indications of results.

After accessing your condition and medical history, the liposuction doctors should give you an uncomplicated and straightforward explanation of the recommended treatment. Do not opt for a procedure just because it is cheap. The intent is to find a doctor to carry out successful liposuction, without incurring unnecessary risks to your health and well-being.

To carry out liposuction procedures in Singapore, doctors must meet specific requirements to receive accreditation. Doctors, regardless of specialty, must meet the stringent criteria set by the board before the Ministry of Health Singapore can license them. Liposuction needs to be performed in a Day Surgery Center or hospital with an anesthesiologist and surgically trained personnel to assist the liposuction doctor.

An experienced body sculpting doctor, Dr. Ivan Puah has undergone numerous body sculpting training, including Vaser Liposuction, Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction), 4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo), tumescent liposuction, and syringe liposculpture. He is the Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore and is accredited by the Ministry of Health Singapore to perform liposuction.

Who is Liposuction Suitable for?

If you want liposuction, here are the criteria you must fit to be eligible for the procedure.

  • BMI Level of between 17 and 28
  • You have firm elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • You are healthy, without any life-threatening illness or underlying medical condition
  • You have a positive outlook, specific goals, and realistic expectations for fat removal through liposuction
  • You are NOT pregnant

How Much Fat Can Be Removed Through Liposuction?

The Ministry of Health Singapore strictly regulates liposuction procedures and has limited the amount of aspirated fat that can be removed in a single session. Your liposuction doctor will advise you accordingly to your clinical condition.

Will Liposuction Help with Weight Loss or Obesity?

The simple answer is no. Liposuction is not a tool for weight loss or obesity. It is a surgical fat removal and body contouring procedure to address issues such as stubborn fat deposits that fail to respond to exercise and dieting.

How Can I Maintain Liposuction Results?

Dr. Ivan Puah has some healthy lifestyle tips for maintaining the results of your liposuction treatment.

First of all, eat the rainbows. Incorporate vegetables and fruits from different colours to get the essential nutrients and vitamins your body requires. The next tip is to eat in moderation. Do not eat more than you should. Also, keep unhealthy snacks away during times such as when you’re watching television or working. This is to avoid eating just because you are bored. He also advises staying physically active!


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