Apr 17, 2023
Aug 13, 2021
Amaris B. Clinic has treated thousands of patients, but founder Dr. Ivan Puah remembers one case who captures the spirit and philosophy of the aesthetic practice.
The lady had lived with a hereditary double chin and chubby cheeks all her life. She had always thought her weight caused this, and no amount of dieting helped. She had almost resigned herself to her facial shape but hoped Amaris B. Clinic could help.
During her consultation with Dr. Ivan Puah, she discovered that even the slimmest people could have a double chin, and genetics was the strongest factor. And with knowledge came hope.
Dr. Ivan Puah explained that treatments like Facial liposuction could remove excess facial fat and accentuate the facial profile. Two weeks after the procedure, she returned to the clinic and was thrilled from joy upon seeing her before and after pictures. After years of frustration, a dream had come true.
This case study is the essence of Amaris B. Clinic and why Dr. Ivan Puah has dedicated his life and career to the Singapore aesthetics industry. “Being a doctor is more than just charging patients for my services. I wake up daily, doing what I love, knowing that I can change someone’s life, no matter how small of a difference I make.”
Dr. Ivan Puah is happy that Singaporeans have become more open and accepting of aesthetic procedures. Before, nobody would admit even to having laser done on their face.
Today, people speak openly about seeking aesthetic and cosmetic treatments. Even men are actively involved in investing in skincare or aesthetic enhancements. After all, there is nothing shameful about doing something for yourself – especially if it makes you feel good. “Even a small change can lead to a big leap in confidence.”
As it has for the last 14 years, Amaris B. Clinic helps these people make their dream bodies possible. “We offer what our patients want and need,” says Dr. Ivan Puah, who constantly goes abroad to learn more about the latest surgical techniques that can improve patients' results and experience.
For example, there has been a significant demand for body contouring treatments in Singapore. Amaris B. Clinic receives countless requests for liposuction and high-definition body sculpting, and more men have asked for male breast reduction or fat removal to help reveal muscle definition.
To better serve this demand, Dr. Ivan Puah has gone abroad to train in LaserLipolysis, Vaser Liposuction, gynecomastia surgery, and autologous fat grafting.
Another big trend in the Singapore aesthetics industry is the interest in non-invasive anti-ageing treatments. ”The older we are, the less plump and the saggier our skin gets,” he says. There is an interest in subtler procedures that yield natural and flattering results. “Five years ago, people would walk in and say, ‘Doc, make me look ten years younger.’ Now, people often just want to look their best – the better or best version of themselves.”
Amaris B. Clinic responded to this need by introducing Ultherapy, “This FDA-approved skin lifting treatment can address the problem from the source: depleted collagen. It uses micro-focused high-intensity ultrasound energy, which penetrates deep into the skin epidermis to stimulate our collagen production,” says Dr. Ivan Puah.
Dr. Ivan Puah had foreseen the enormous demand and interest in aesthetic procedures as early as 2005 when he established Amaris B. Clinic.
“Everyone deserves to be beautiful,” he says, and is proud to say that Amaris B. Clinic has not only made aesthetics procedures more accessible but strives to make every customer feel valued from the beginning. “We believe in forging strong personal bonds and relationships,” he says, saying many of their clients would come because friends had personally recommended the clinic.
Dr. Ivan Puah says Amaris B. Clinic will always have that personal touch, even as the clinic is set to expand into sports medicine. This is driven by a strong demand from people who have grown to trust the clinic and the brand. “All of us at Amaris B. Clinic share the joys of each successful treatment and procedure."