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COMMON REASONS WHY WE CAN'T GET RID OF FAT

Common reasons why we can't get rid of fat
  • Due to DNA, fat may accumulate on the tummy, hips and thighs

    Due to DNA, fat may accumulate on the tummy, hips and thighs

  • Unhealthy eating habits such as overindulging in junk food and dessert

    Unhealthy eating habits such as overindulging in junk food and dessert

  • Sedentary lifestyle

    Sedentary lifestyle

  • Hormones wreaking havoc in your body, causing weight and fat gain

    Hormones wreaking havoc in your body, causing weight and fat gain

  • Stress hormone (cortisol) directly effects fat storage and weight gain

    Stress hormone (cortisol) directly effects fat storage and weight gain

  • Fat stored during pregnancy that you can’t lose after giving birth

    Fat stored during pregnancy that you can’t lose after giving birth

  • Lack of quality sleep and rest

    Lack of quality sleep and rest

  • Body is more prone to store fat and lose muscle mass, due to ageing

    Body is more prone to store fat and lose muscle mass, due to ageing

  • Yoyo dieting, which inevitably slows down metabolism

    Yoyo dieting, which inevitably slows down metabolism

  • Change in body composition from menopause

    Change in body composition from menopause

  • Change in body composition from menopause

    Medical conditions like lipoma

Liposuction for different body parts

We understand that no one body shape is the same, and each patient requires a tailored approach

Arms & Armpit

Back, Bra Bulge & Waist

Outer Thighs

Enlarged Male Breasts

Double Chin, Neck

Hips & Inner Thighs

Belly

Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) arising from Fat Freezing

Types of Lipo performed by dr ivan puah

Established in 2004, Dr Ivan Puah, Medical Director of Amaris B. Clinic, has been performing various forms of liposuction, including Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction), Modern Liposuction with MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique, Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL), *VASER Liposuction and 4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo) for those who want to trim down fat, correct disproportionate body shape and achieve a toned, well-balanced and defined physique.

MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo Technique

MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo Technique is a proprietary surgical approach developed by Dr Ivan Puah. This multi-dimensional fat removal and body contouring method work on each individual's unique body shape, skin laxity, fat anatomy and distribution. It permanently removes fat, shapes the body and enhances skin tightening.

Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction)

Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction) utilises laser energy to break down fat into liquefied form, which is then removed through suction. The laser energy also stimulates collagen production via tissue coagulation and helps to break the septa bands that cause fat accumulation and skin dimpling. An example of Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction) is SmartLipo.

Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

In UAL, ultrasonic energy is delivered internally and directly to the targeted fat tissues to emulsify them into liquid form for suction. *VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction is an example of UAL.

4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo)

4D Liposuction (Hi-Definition Lipo) is more complex, as it requires a skilled doctor with an eye for aesthetics. It removes superficial and deep fat surrounding muscle groups and enhances the visibility of underlying muscle tone.

historical timeline
of liposuction

The evolution of liposuction, the world’s most popular surgical body sculpting procedure, from 1921 to date

1921

Body Contouring

Dr Charles Dujarier, French surgeon, introduced the concept of body contouring & fat removal but was unsuccessful

1974

Fischer's technique

Dr Arpad and Giorgio Fischer working in Rome, Italy, developed the blunt tunnelling technique from which modern liposuction evolved.

1977

Illouz Method

French surgeons, Dr Yves-Gerard Illouz and Dr Pierre Fournier, modified and popularised the blunt technique. A modified equipment and extended technique was developed by Dr Illouz for liposuction.

1987

Tumescent Lipo

Dr Jeffrey Klein, American dermatologist,  invented the tumescent technique whereby liposuction can be performed under local anaesthesia.

1992

UAL & Laserlipolysis

Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction and laserlipolysis were introduced as liposuction became more in demand for those who want to get rid of fat accumulation.

Early 2000s

VASER Lipo

Dr Alfredo Hoyos invented *VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance) liposuction. Dr Ivan Puah is one of the 3 doctors to first introduce it in Singapore in 2008.

2020

MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo Technique

Dr Ivan Puah developed MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique, a multi-dimensional contouring approach customised to work on each individual's unique body shape, fat anatomy, fat distribution and skin laxity.

Dr Ivan Puah at Amaris B. Clinic
Dr Ivan Puah during a fat grafting and liposuction surgery in Singapore | Amaris B. Clinic Dr Ivan Puah
Dr Ivan Puah at Amaris B. Clinic
MOH ACCREDITED LIPOSUCTION DOCTOR
CHAIRMAN OF LIPO PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE

DR IVAN PUAH

Dr Ivan Puah has over 17 years of liposuction and body contouring experience. He is certified to perform Laserlipolysis (Laser Liposuction), *VASER liposuction, having completed his fundamental and advanced body sculpting training in Italy, the U.S. and Argentina.

His passion for body contouring further drives Dr Ivan Puah to receive dedicated training in gynecomastia in the U.S. He developed two proprietary surgical techniques: 360° GTD® for gynecomastia surgery and MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo Technique for liposuction.

He is known to patients as a pragmatic gentleman- managing realistic expectations, not overpromising and under-delivering results.

*VASER (Acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance)
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LipoSUCTION FAQs

Can your belly get big again after liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal procedure that targets and removes subcutaneous fat (pinchable fat). It does not treat visceral fat. If you do not have an active lifestyle, such as exercise and maintaining a healthy weight, there is always a probability of fat gain, which will affect the visceral fat mass and your post-lipo results.

Does liposuction leave loose skin?

Dr Ivan Puah's MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique is a multi-dimensional contouring approach customised to work on each individual's unique body shape, fat anatomy, fat distribution and skin laxity. This approach encourages skin tightening to a certain degree, which traditional liposuction fails to deliver.

How long will liposuction result last?

Liposuction involves the removal of unwanted fat via suction and correcting disproportionate body shape. Fat is permanently removed from the treated area and is long-lasting if the patient maintains a healthy diet and active lifestyle. It is important to note that a considerable amount of weight gain post-liposuction may alter the results.

How much fat does lipo remove?

The amount of fat that can be removed will depend on the patient's clinical condition and the body regions treated. In Singapore, liposuction is strictly regulated by the Ministry of Health Singapore and the amount of aspirated fat is limited to 2 litres per session, amongst other patient criteria.

Is liposuction suitable for weight loss?

No, liposuction is not a tool or method for treating weight loss. It is a surgical procedure to reduce and remove unwanted and stubborn fat that does not respond to diet, exercise or other means. If your objective is to lose weight, you may consider Amaris B. weight loss and management programme.

Can I use Medisave or insurance for liposuction?

Liposuction is an elective cosmetic surgery and is therefore not covered by Medisave or insurance.

How much does lipo cost in Singapore?

Liposuction costs in Singapore vary depending on the liposuction doctor's experience, the complexity of the surgery, body regions, facility costs, anaesthetist fees, consumables, medications, surgical instruments, aftercare and follow-up treatments, etc.

I have had liposuction done before; can I do it again?

Yes, certainly. Some patients have had liposuction done with satisfactory results. However, they may have gained massive weight or cannot maintain their post-liposuction results due to ageing or certain medical conditions. Secondary liposuction is an option to correct and improve the treated area.

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MOH approved operating theatre | Amaris B. Clinic Dr Ivan Puah

MOH-approved Operating Theatre & Post-recovery Center

Our yearly-audited MOH-approved OT is equipped with modern surgical equipment and European monitoring systems with private suites and 12-bed recovery units. It has direct hospital access and blood transfusion facilities.

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Our Esteemed & Experienced Panel Of Anaesthesiologists

Performing surgeries at an accredited facility with our panel of anaesthesiologists and offering comfortable twilight sedation (no GA) allows the best possible care, safety and monitoring for you during surgery.

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Personalised Care

No one body is the same. You are unique, and so are your concerns, needs and desires. This is why every treatment plan varies for each different patient. We listen to what you want before designing your personalised plan to meet your goals.

Dedicated Patient Care, Quality Assurance & Delivering Results

Integrity, ethical, and commitment, that's our pledge to you. Dr Ivan Puah is known to patients as a pragmatic gentleman - managing realistic expectations, not overpromising and under delivering results.

OUR RESULT DIFFERENCE

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Finding the right doctor, who is meticulous, experienced and with a great aesthetic sense, is essential in achieving your desired results.

Liposuction - 70% Art, 30% Science
Fat, like our fingerprints, is unique for each individual. No body shape is the same, either. Hence liposuction cannot be carried out in a cookie-cutter method.

Let us journey with you and build a personalised experience where your liposuction surgery is tailored according to your unique body shape, fat, muscle structure, skin laxity, and desired body goals.

MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo Technique by Dr Ivan Puah
• Strategically-placed incisions
• Carried out under twilight sedation (no GA)
• Targets all 3 layers of fat multidimensionally
• Encourages skin firming
• Minimal downtime
• Lesser discomfort

Liposuction goes beyond removing fat. Your final body shape and end result depend on the doctor's skills, experience and aesthetic sense.

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