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You Ask, We Answer! Questions About Liposuction in Singapore

March 24, 2018
April 8, 2024

We know you have some burning liposuction questions in Singapore but may not yet have the opportunity to ask. Here are Dr Puah’s honest answers!

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"Your Curiosity Will Lead You to the Answer You Seek" 

We know you have some burning liposuction questions about liposuction in Singapore but may not have the opportunity to ask. Here are Dr Ivan Puah’s honest answers!

Sometimes, no matter how much exercise you do, and how careful you are about eating well, there’s a bit of excess weight you just can’t seem to move. Or maybe you’ve lost a heap of weight and suddenly realised that your face is looking a little too gaunt? This is where medical procedures like liposuction can help.

There is a lot of information online from all over the world, but you may still have some lingering liposuction questions to ask or some thoughts to share because you wouldn't know if the answers given are honest, right?

Besides honing the necessary skills to perfect patient results, liposuction doctors must be ethical and honest. Dr Puah and his team believe ethics, trust and transparency are vital to any cosmetic procedure and putting your wellbeing and body goals first.

We are a medical team second, humans first. "The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others." – Albert Schweitzer. Here are Dr Ivan Puah's honest answers to your burning liposuction questions. 

When your diet-and-exercise routine isn’t working

I think liposuction is great for worst-case scenarios, especially if you have fat you can’t get rid of, despite eating healthy and exercising regularly (perhaps a genetic thing?). I totally would try, but only if it’s safe and doesn’t get in the way of common medical issues such as asthma. – Camelia Khalid, Lifestyle Writer

Dr Ivan Puah says…

Liposuction Is a great option for people who want to improve their body shape but have failed to do so through dieting and exercising. Genetics play a big part when it comes to body fat distribution. For example, women with ‘pear-shaped’ body types have more disproportionate fat layers on their lower body areas such as thighs, hips and buttocks. 

For these women, fat cells in these areas are usually more resistant to weight loss than those in their upper body areas, which is where liposuction may help. 

Bouncing back (and not in a good way)

I know someone who had liposuction done on her midsection, but regained the fat, and then some! Is it true that the fat removed might return again? – Yvonne Poh, Client Services Manager

Dr Ivan Puah says…

Under normal circumstances, we do not ‘regain’ fat cells that are removed by liposuction. Localised fat loss resulting from liposuction is permanent. For example, if one has ‘saddlebags’ around the hips, liposuction can remove those unwanted fat layers and change one’s body contour permanently. However, liposuction is not a tool for weight loss – that still depends on a healthy lifestyle!

Spreading the love (handles)

I would try it if someone else was footing the bill (haha) but am afraid of the pain. I have also heard that even if the fat is removed in one area, it gets dispersed elsewhere! I would freak out if I ended up with a hugely fat neck. – Tracy Tristram, HoneyKids Writer

Dr Ivan Puah says…

This is a common myth. Fat does not get dispersed to other areas after liposuction. Areas treated with liposuction will usually look leaner and ‘flatter’ regardless of your weight fluctuations. There will not be a disproportionate gain in other areas of the body.

What works for others may not work for you – and that’s okay!

I wouldn’t try either at the moment or probably in the future. To me, the results may not last a long time. I’d rather exercise and eat healthy. – Nafessa Saini, Beauty Writer

Dr Ivan Puah says…

While liposuction is an effective fat removal and body contouring solution that permanently removes unwanted fat and shapes your body, it is not everyone’s cup of tea. And of course, not all patients are suitable to undergo this procedure, for example, those with underlying medical conditions or women who are pregnant. Careful assessment will need to be carried out to assess one’s suitability for this surgical procedure. 

If you have more liposuction questions, freely contact us in the contact form below!


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