January 10, 2022
Because no two bodies are alike, liposuction cannot be done in a cookie-cutter fashion. Body fat features, thickness, and distribution, like fingerprints, are unique for each individual.
January 4, 2023
It’s no secret that we are all built differently, from height, body shape, to our unique body fat distribution. Excess body fat affects the way we choose to style ourselves, our confidence level, our outlook of life and even our health. Hence, it is a topic that should be addressed.
In the quest of losing targeted body fat, many have tried exercising, dieting, creams, machines and many other methods but with little success.
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is still the number one treatment recommendation for effective fat removal, despite competing with many other non-invasive fat reduction options that have risen in popularity over the past 5 to 10 years. Indeed, modern liposuction is no longer a gruesome and scary affair, unlike traditional lipoplasty. Liposuction today, can be performed under local anaesthesia as a day surgery, which requires no hospitalisation.
In particular, Dr. Ivan Puah, medical director of Amaris B. Clinic, customises his surgical approach to your clinical condition and unique body shape like no other service provider in Singapore. “Body fat features, thickness, and distribution, like fingerprints, are unique for each individual,” says Dr. Ivan Puah, who is also Chairman of Lipo Peer Review Committee Singapore.
Motivated by the need for better efficacy, comprehensive fat removal and, enhancing and harmonising natural body contours and musculature, Dr Ivan Puah developed the MDC-Sculpt® Lipo Technique. Face, armpits, shoulders, belly, flanks, hips, thighs, breasts (including fat reduction surgery), knees, and calves are some of the most common areas of complaint he addresses.
“Because no two bodies are alike, liposuction cannot be done in a cookie-cutter fashion. With MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique, I create incisions at strategic locations to reach the fat tissues more efficiently and to achieve a more thorough fat removal for patients,” shares Dr. Ivan Puah.
Treating areas such as knee fat, bra bulges, and armpit fat, as well as cases requiring high-definition sculpting or correcting botched liposuction, is always a challenge, even for the most skilled liposuction doctor.
As an advocate that liposuction is 70% art and 30% science, Dr. Ivan Puah created the MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique procedure; a novel permanent fat removal and body sculpting approach that allows him to remove more than 90% of localised subcutaneous fat tissues, while tightening loose skin and improving skin elasticity, which is not possible with traditional liposuction. It’s also gentler and less traumatic, which means patients heal faster, with less bruising and discomfort.
Liposuction on delicate body areas is difficult. Therefore choosing a liposuction doctor should not, then, be a game of luck or dice. Before scheduling a consultation session with a liposuction doctor in Singapore, keep the following in mind:
An Internet search will yield a list of liposuction doctors, but the best way to start is to get suggestions from relatives or friends, particularly those who have had liposuction.
The Ministry of Health in Singapore rigorously regulates liposuction, so be sure the doctor you’ve chosen is accredited by the MOH to perform the procedure. Read the reviews and take note of what other patients have to say about the doctor such as his bedside manners and professionalism.
In Singapore, doctors must observe and follow MOH laws and regulations. The ethics of a doctor are equally as crucial as his credentials.
The consultation should be thorough, clear and well communicated. It should never be rushed and should not leave you with questions unanswered. Throughout a patient’s liposuction journey, open and honest communication is essential. Doctors should be able to listen and communicate effectively. They should be able to comprehend their patients’ requirements, assuage their fears and anxieties, and confidently answer any questions they may have. Trust is essential, and it must be earned.
Pay attention to factors such as the doctor’s medical support staff’s experience. When did they start aiding the doctor with the procedure? Are they able to provide you with timely advice? When it comes to addressing your queries, are they professional, confident, and knowledgeable? Is it possible for them to allay your fears and anxieties about the treatment and make you feel at ease in their care?
An experienced doctor who has performed multiple liposuction operations are capable of addressing a patient’s demands and anticipate the results. Research thoroughly about the doctors you have shortlisted. Consistent outcomes are often a strong sign. Inquire about before and after images, as well as the number of liposuction treatments they perform on a monthly basis.
A doctor should ideally have an excellent eye for aesthetics in order to visualise the desired-looking results and then materialise them using his expertise. Each body area is unique and needs a distinct approach. This is a problem that a highly seasoned doctor can take on with confidence and reasonable ease.
Attention to patient care is a vital need for any medical professional. After all, the patient’s safety, comfort, and well-being are paramount. This rule applies to the whole medical team as well as the facilities. It’s also important to consider post-operative care and its level of service.
The best candidate for liposuction should have elastic skin and pockets of extra fat tissues, among other factors. It is important to know that liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but rather, it helps to effectively correct disproportionate fat distribution, remove genetically predisposed fat, and improve body shape for renewed confidence and higher self-esteem.
For long-lasting results, patients will also need to do their part to maintain their newfound svelte figure by eating healthily, exercising regularly and avoiding unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Body sculpting is Dr. Ivan Puah’s forte. A liposuction accredited doctor with more than 15 years of experience, he has received in-depth training on various body sculpting procedures and techniques overseas, including VASER, SmartLipo and dedicated training in gynecomastia surgery.
Dr Ivan Puah was also mentored by Dr. Pierre François Fournier, a prominent French plastic surgeon, in syringe liposculpture, fat grafting, and thread lift.
Having received multiple industry recognitions and accolades, Amaris B. Clinic offers more than just medical aesthetics. They tailored their approach to helping you improve your appearance, body shape and confidence, as well as your health and fitness on all levels.
The patient’s aesthetic objectives, concerns, and well-being are always prioritised. They are dedicated to providing their clients with the best possible treatment, care, and overall experience.