Many of us deal with problem areas of stubborn fat. Even if we exercise regularly and watch our diet, pesky deposits can still find their way to our arms, thighs, tummy or hips (think bingo wings, love handles, stomach bulge and muffin top). And often they just won't budge! Thankfully, there's VASER Lipo, a popular choice of liposuction in Singapore at Amaris B. Clinic.
VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) Liposuction is a gentler, much improved and less invasive form of liposuction as compared to traditional liposuction. It eliminates unwanted fat, but it does so in a gentler manner by using VASER technology, developed by Dr. John A. Millard, to selectively fragment fat tissues, and liquefy unwanted fat cells in targeted areas. The result is a more contoured and defined appearance. It is through this method that patients are ensured a more contoured and defined appearance. VASER Lipo has proven clinical effectiveness and safety.
VASER Lipo is also an excellent technology to facilitate fat harvesting and fat grafting during the body contouring procedure.
VASER Liposuction is a form of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction. It utilises ultrasound technology to gently break down unwanted fat tissues. The emulsified fat cells are then removed through a tiny tube called microcannula that is inserted under the skin via a small incision. This technology is specially designed to be gentle on the body but highly effective in breaking down fat cells and dispensing it from the body safely without getting into contact with other tissues. This method results in smooth body contours minimizing the risks of tissue injury, unlike traditional liposuction.
This is how VASER Liposuction works:
VASER Liposuction targets only areas with unwanted fat, conserving other critical connective tissues, nerves and blood vessels and leaving them undisturbed. Tumescent fluid, a special mixture of lidocaine and saline that is used in liposuction to increase comfort and aid in smoother recovery, is infiltrated to numb the area and shrink the blood vessels. The VASER probe which emits high ultrasonic frequencies is inserted to expand and contract the air bubbles within the tumescent fluid. The vibrating air bubbles gently separate the fat tissues for extraction. VASER Liposuction in Singapore can be performed under local anaesthesia.
The VASER probe is a unique handpiece that oscillates at 36,000 times ultrasonic sound wave per second. It separates the fat from other connective tissue and emulsifies it. Even though the probe moves at a fast speed, it does not touch the veins, arteries, and other connective tissues. The fat cells remain intact during this process so they can be harvested and grafted into other parts of the face and body to fill in loss volume in the cheeks, breasts and buttocks.
The liquefied fat will be suctioned out at this stage via the microcannula. Once the fat is emulsified, Dr. Ivan Puah will carefully manoeuvre the probe to remove the liquified fat as he sculpts the body shape for a smooth and contoured appearance.
During the removal of the emulsified fat, the VASER probe will stimulate the septae to contract the skin, pulling the skin layer closer to the layer of muscle easily.
Traditional liposuction procedure removes fat through avulsion, which can damage surrounding tissue.
VASER Liposuction is a form of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, and it applies ultrasonic soundwave energy to emulsify the fat before removal via suction. Emulsifying the fat allows better accuracy to remove targeted unwanted fat without disturbing other vital tissues around the treated area.
As VASER Liposuction selectively targets only fat tissues, it allows Dr Ivan Puah to easily carve a smoother and shapelier silhouette. Akin to an artist, working with the right tools allows for better masterpiece creation. VASER Liposuction also retracts the skin, allowing the skin to take the new body shape easily without any loss of elasticity.
A more advanced form of VASER body contouring procedure is VASER Hi-def Liposuction and will require skilled and experienced VASER certified physicians like Dr Ivan Puah to carry out. VASER Hi-def Liposuction is a highly sought-after body sculpting technique to sculpt beneath the skin creating muscle definition for a more sculpted and athletic appearance.
VASER Lipo is a less invasive procedure and requires little downtime. Post-VASER Lipo would sport swelling on the treated area that is well managed with minimal or no bruising. With traditional liposuction, downtime may be longer before you can resume normal activities and not only that, bruising and swelling may be expected.
VASER Lipo is suitable for both women and men. Patients who are obese may not be ideal for the procedure. The most suitable candidates are those who maintain an ideal weight range, do not go on yoyo dieting, practice a healthy lifestyle and do not present with any major pre-existing medical conditions. Patients must also have decent skin elasticity.
In general, pregnant women are not allowed to carry out VASER Liposuction. In all other cases, patients who present with medical concerns or conditions will need to consult the doctor on the suitability for this procedure.
The body parts that VASER liposuction is commonly performed on are:
VASER Lipo can also treat health conditions such as lipedema, a 'painful fat' disease.
VASER Liposuction in Singapore is performed under local anaesthetic. You may feel a tad discomfort and notice some bruising and swelling, usually associated with any types of surgeries, but this will wear off in no time and will not impede in your daily activities. It can also be managed with pain relief medication.
VASER Liposuction is a one-time permanent fat removal procedure. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, VASER Lipo generally takes between 1 to 2 hours.
The amount varies for individuals and the treated area. Dr Ivan Puah will assess the patient's clinical condition and advise accordingly.
Results are noticeable immediately after the fat removal is done, however, post-op tissue swelling is expected but will gradually subside over a few weeks. Dr Ivan Puah and the medical team will discuss in detail with you on the expected result, during your consultation, before the procedure and throughout the aftercare appointments.
The treated area will still remain relatively unchanged. However, it is highly recommended that you do your best to maintain your weight after treatment.
The recovery process for VASER Lipo is quicker than most traditional methods as the body undergoes less trauma during the process.
One of the several advantages of this procedure is that it stimulates the production of collagen for the best possible skin retraction and improves overall skin contouring and smoothness.
At Amaris B. Clinic, we provide custom body contouring impeccably tailored to your body type and desired outcome with VASER Liposuction. The costs will vary depending on the individual's clinical condition, the complexity of the surgery and the body regions to be treated.
You will be given a list of pre-op instructions to follow. You must follow the do's and don'ts to minimise the risks of possible surgical complications, including stopping or refraining from taking certain drugs/medications. Vitamin E and Vitamin C should be stopped for 1-week pre-surgery due to the potentials of increased bleeding and impairment of clotting.
Abstain from alcohol at least 3 to 5 days before the surgery and to stop smoking for several weeks ahead of time. Do not fast or undergo dramatic weight loss just before the procedure.. Patients should be on a stable, healthy, well-balanced diet for at least 2 weeks before the treatment. Liquid diets, extreme low-calorie diets, and rapid weight loss diets may predispose to cardiac irregularities, surgical complications, and poor wound healing.
Please arrange for a family member/friend to pick you up after the procedure. Arrive at the facility with an empty stomach and nothing by mouth for 8 hours pre-op. Do not drink coffee and tea on the day of the procedure. Leave all your jewellery such as earrings, wedding band, rings or bracelet at home. Do not apply any make-up that day and wear comfortable loose clothing.
After your VASER Liposuction, do remember to take it easy for a while. VASER Liposuction causes minimal disruption to your daily activities. However, it is advisable to avoid water-based activities and strenuous activities for 2 weeks. Post-procedure swelling, bruising, and numbness are to be expected and will improve with time. It is part of the healing process as with other surgical procedures. During the consultation, you will be informed of what to expect to alleviate any concerns.
A compression garment is essential in the healing process, and it also helps with the swelling, skin contraction and comfort. Do wear your compression garment at all times for 4 to 8 weeks.
At Amaris B. Clinic, aftercare plays a significant role not only to assist you with faster recovery but also to ensure optimum results. After your liposuction treatment, we offer a bespoke aftercare program designed to help with the healing process. We carefully assess your clinical condition and tailor the treatment to your expectations.
Before you schedule an appointment for VASER Liposuction in Singapore, it is crucial to not only source for credible, experienced and accredited liposuction doctors by the Ministry of Health Singapore. It is also critical to find a doctor who can marry science and art. Finding a liposuction doctor in Singapore with an artistic sense is vital as this will help you achieve your dream body.
Akin to a sculpting artist who creates masterpieces with his chisels, Dr. Ivan Puah has the exact philosophy when it comes to body sculpting. He holds on to the approach of "70% art and 30% science" to achieve optimal results for his male and female patients - one that is natural-looking and complements their overall physique.
Dr. Ivan Puah has more than 20 years of clinical practice, more than 15 years of which was spent in aesthetic medicine performing FDA-approved injectables, skin lasers and body sculpting procedures. His meticulous and personalised approach has helped ease and alleviates many patients' worries and concerns. Each advice and recommendation given is based on the individual's needs without compromising their wellbeing.
Dr. Ivan Puah obtained his VASER Fundamental and Advanced Body Sculpting training in Colorado and Argentina.
Additionally, he also received training in laser lipolysis in Italy and received guidance and training in syringe liposculpture, fat grafting and thread lift by renowned French plastic doctor, Dr. Pierre Francois Fournier. He further hones his surgical skill in gynecomastia surgeries in San Francisco under the mentorship of Dr. Miguel Delgrado.
Dr. Ivan Puah is accredited by the Ministry of Health to perform surgical body sculpting procedures such as SmartLipo, VASER Liposuction in Singapore.