Apr 25, 2023
Sep 12, 2020
On top of ageing gracefully and keeping our health in check, most – if not all – of us are also constantly seeking ways to improve our quality of life and strive for a life well-lived. But with a variety of internal and external stressors that we urban dwellers face on a daily basis, is ageing gracefully even possible?
Today, our perception of age and our approach to ageing are changing more than ever. Thanks to advancements in science, medicine, and technology, we may be living longer – well into our 70s, 80s, and even 90s – and with this possibility, the desire to stay healthy and look youthful at an older age is more prevalent now than ever.
On top of ageing gracefully and keeping our health in check, most – if not all – of us are also constantly seeking ways to improve our quality of life and strive for a life well-lived. But with various internal and external stressors that we urban dwellers face daily, is ageing gracefully even possible?
The fields of science, medicine, and technology today have progressed by leaps and bounds, enabling us to do things faster, easier, and more conveniently. This development has also allowed Amaris B. Clinic to redesign its approach towards ageing, which is going beyond aesthetics to incorporate precision medicine that features the art of combining integrative medicine with aesthetic procedures.
This fusion is a one-of-a-kind personalised approach to patient care that allows Amaris B. Clinic’s medical director, Dr. Ivan Puah, and his team to offer a blend of interdisciplinary treatments, including sports medicine and complementary medicine, that are most likely to help each individual and deliver significant results based on an in-depth understanding of his or her issue.
When it comes to integrative medicine, the one-size-fits-all mentality doesn’t exist in this realm: the care is personalised to best address the individual’s unique conditions, needs, and circumstances. Through personalising care, integrative medicine goes beyond treating symptoms to address all the causes of illness. Treatments can range from weight management to sports medicine and myotherapy for pain management.
Many integrative medicine practitioners view their relationship with patients more holistically, meaning they see the patient and practitioner as partners in the individual’s healing process. Because integrative medicine is fluid and open to new paradigms, these practitioners also walk the talk by committing themselves to self-exploration and self-development. With more than 20 years of clinical practice, Dr Ivan Puah is one such practitioner as he continues to expand his repertoire in various fields of medicine and science.
Dr Ivan Puah holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology from the National University of Singapore (NUS), a Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), as well a Diploma in Acupuncture from Singapore’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board. On top of his academic excellence, he is also trained in Vaser Liposuction, Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction) and gynecomastia surgery overseas.
With a special interest in weight management and body sculpting, Dr Ivan Puah believes that patients will enjoy the benefit of having a healthier and sculpted body with Amaris B. Clinic’s Exercise Therapy (a form of non-invasive patented vacuum and compression therapy developed by Austrian sports scientist) post-Vaser Liposuction.
Generally, the word ‘fat’ carries a slew of negative connotations – when we think of fat, we think of which body part we’d like to fix to reduce the fat percentage most of the time. But in reality, however, body fat serves a very important purpose in safeguarding our well-being. Did you know its primary function is storing excess calories until needed and releasing hormones that control our metabolism?
The truth is, our body fat can do even more than that. Through ADR-C Facial Enhancement (facial fat grafting), it is possible to utilise your fat source to improve facial contour and heal tissues.
While fat grafting is more popularly known as the method for breast enhancement, buttock augmentation, and facial rejuvenation, it’s also highly beneficial to treating facial and bodily scars.
Fat grafting works by “borrowing” fat from one part of the body and planting it in another area where it is needed via liposuction. Common fat harvesting sites include the abdomen, thighs, and flanks. Since this technique uses your tissue and not some other foreign material, the chances of tissue rejection via fat grafting is zero.
You probably know by now that this signature treatment of Amaris B. Clinic delivers a more proportionate-looking body while significantly boosting one’s self-esteem. But we bet you didn’t know that Vaser Liposuction also offers many health benefits, including improved metabolism and lower fat count in your blood.
For the benefit of the uninitiated, Vaser Liposuction utilises ultrasound waves to remove stubborn fat deposits more effectively. Vaser Liposuction is a contemporary technique that immediately shapes the body.
During the procedure, high-frequency vibrations break down fat cells into a fragmented form, which is then subsequently removed using a cannula – this makes it suitable for sculpting both small and large parts of the body, including jowls, chin, belly, waist, hips, chest, arms, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, and calves.
Unlike traditional liposuction, Vaser Liposuction can draw out excess fat while preserving the surrounding tissues. It can also treat medical conditions such as gynecomastia (fat removal), lipodystrophy syndrome, and lipomas. Another main advantage of Vaser Liposuction is the treatment’s ability to stimulate collagen production for firmer-looking skin.
On top of all of that, various clinical studies have liposuction, including Vaser Liposuction has the following health benefits too:
Due to our current labour-intensive and sedentary working culture, it’s unsurprising that the percentage of people suffering from “headache disorders” is on the rise. Tension-type headaches and migraines are among the most prevalent disorders in the global community, according to a survey conducted by the WHO. At the same time, the U.S. Migraine Research Foundation says that one billion people worldwide are affected by neurological disease.
You’d often reach for medication or get some rest to take care of minor headaches. However, these pain-relieving methods do not apply to chronic headaches and migraines, which are much more severe and sometimes even debilitating.
Amaris B. Clinic offers a more holistic solution than just popping pills. Using injectable neurotoxins can effectively prevent the onset of symptoms associated with migraine.
When combined with myotherapy, Amaris B. Clinic’s in-house myotherapist will identify other potential root causes of the problem, especially if there is a muscular component to the condition, and manage the underlying cause more holistically.
When it comes to weight management, it’s common to have the exercise option thrown at you from every direction. And while the increase in awareness related to health and well-being has its advantages, this heightened cognisance has also resulted in more fitness activity-related injuries for some. Meanwhile, some lack results and success despite persistent efforts to break a sweat (be it through joining a gym or engaging a personal trainer).
The team at Amaris B. Clinic believes in providing a more personalised approach to weight management. Dr Puah believes that when patients gain the proper knowledge, coupled with the fact-based and science-based approach he planned, they can lose and maintain weight effectively.
With Amaris B. Clinic, you can rest assured that your well-being is taken care of, as the team's top priority is patient's safety, health and results.
With every patient, Dr Ivan Puah will consult and advise thoroughly on the suitable treatment plans based on his or her clinical conditions, needs, and expectations. With more than 15 years of experience performing body sculpting procedures and facial cosmetic enhancements, Dr Ivan Puah is the professional you can trust to recommend a treatment solution that gives you optimal results.
Under his leadership, Amaris B. Clinic has been acknowledged as the “2019 Body Sculpting Provider of the Year in Asia-Pacific” by GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific. This accolade is awarded only to entities identified to have maintained high standards in quality care and is judged based on market research, consumer survey, and a panel of industry experts. More recently, the clinic also nabbed the “Best Weight Management” award by Tatler Singapore.
If you worry about the risks of liposuction, you can cast your fears aside Singapore’s Ministry of Health is extremely strict about which health professional can perform such procedures, which is why they only allow accredited doctors to perform liposuction in Singapore.
As mentioned, Amaris B. Clinic is unlike the other aesthetic clinics you see in town. It now supports its main passion for body sculpting and medical aesthetics with integrative medicine that includes weight loss and fitness assessment, pain management, and sports injury rehabilitation, and myotherapy.
So if you’re looking for an aesthetic clinic that can help you improve your overall health inside and out, there’s no other place than Amaris B. Clinic where a dedicated team of professionals will do their best to enhance your appearance, health, and fitness on all levels.