Buffalo hump (fat accumulation on upper back and shoulder) and Lipoma (benign fatty tumours) are structurally different, and so are their treatment approaches.
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Our fat distribution and musculoskeletal structure are genetically predetermined, so exercise and diet cannot alter the shape or proportion.
For example, if you are a ruler shape, you cannot change your waist contour into an hourglass, and if you have thick calves, losing weight may help make them look smaller, but our arms and calves are the most complex body areas to slim down.
Calf liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that can positively impact your life.
Benefits of calf liposuction
Elimination of fat in calves
The primary objective of calf liposuction is to permanently remove the excess fat in the calves so that your calves will look slimmer and more toned, creating an illusion of looking taller.
Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
If you dislike how your calves look and have been hiding them behind long, baggy clothes or avoiding water activities just to get out of wearing swimsuits, getting calf lipo can relieve you. Your self-confidence and self-esteem will also improve.
How to avoid Undesirable Outcomes from your Calf Lipo
Find a doctor with a deep understanding of anatomy with an aesthetic sense
A slender and appealing leg is defined by three main factors: length, thickness and shape . Since the length cannot be altered, the musculoskeletal structure of the calves needs to be considered for a proportionate outcome in the final result.
Ask your doctor for his detailed treatment plan for you
Bearing what was discussed above in mind, ensure that your doctor is transparent and clear with his detailed calf lipo plan for you. Future weight gain needs to be considered as it may accentuate irregularities where areas with residual fat will be the area where the fat accumulation will appear.
On the other hand, overcorrection can lead to the calves looking muscular or unnatural looking, which will impede the desirable slim calves you envision.
Follow the post-care guide during your recovery process
Your diligence in following the post-lipo guide aids in speedy recovery, including managing your wound to avoid scarring, reducing swelling for good results, wearing the compression garment 24/7 over the recommended period, resting well but moving about, going for regular manual lymphatic drainage massage to improve blood circulation and toxin removal, avoid water activities, etc.
Read more on a patient, Ms X, who had to correct irregularities on her calves at Amaris B. Clinic after she underwent multiple calf liposuctions carried out overseas in the last few years and had irregularities from the surgeries. She consulted Dr Puah for a second opinion and hoped to improve her condition.
Combining your calf lipo with botulinum toxin to create slimmer and shapelier calves
Since calf liposuction aims to remove the excess fat in the treated area while sculpting the contour for a natural-looking smooth contour, it cannot reshape the definition of the calf muscle. The procedure must be combined with botulinum toxin to achieve slim calves.
Botulinum toxin is an injectable that relaxes muscles. A series of botulinum injections will be administered into the calf muscles. The injection inhibits muscle contractions, thus reducing the appearance of bulky and muscular calves. Over time, the size and shape of the calves will improve, creating slim calves and a slim leg profile.
Liposuction Doctor Singapore, Dr Ivan Puah
“Body Shaping Is An Art Form. It is 30% Science & 70% Art.” - Dr Ivan Puah
Dr Ivan Puah is the medical director of Amaris B. Clinic. He is accredited by the Ministry of Health to perform liposuction in Singapore and serves as the Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore. Dr Puah is also the appointed trainer by Allergan and Merz for fellow doctors on cosmetic injectables such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers.
Founded the clinic in 2004, Dr Ivan Puah has almost 20 years of liposuction and body sculpting experience. He advocates that liposuction should not be done in a one-size-fits-all methodology as each patient has unique fat anatomy, skin laxity and muscular curvature influencing body shape and appearance. While fat removal skills are vital, having an adequate experience in performing liposuction on a wide demographic of patients, a deep understanding of the anatomy, and a keen aesthetic sense greatly influence the overall result.
Equipped with the skills to identify such unique anatomy, his proprietary surgical technique - the MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo Technique, a multidimensional fat removal and body contouring approach, allows Dr Ivan Puah to consistently achieve satisfying and optimal results.