What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is done to sculpt the body by removing deposits of excessive fat from the abdomen, thigh, buttocks, calves and underarm.

Dr Khoo recommends using the VASER Liposelection System for quicker recovery and reduced pain. If you are unsure if this is suitable for you, please call us at 6733 3712.

What is the VASER Liposelection System?

The VASER Liposelection System is a novel liposuction system that uses an internal ultrasound probe to liquefy the fat prior to liposuction. It allows for efficient removal of fat and improved removal of superficial collections compared to traditional methods.

Who is VASER Liposelection Suitable For?

This procedure is especially useful for women and men who are of relatively normal weight but have isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of their body to appear disproportionate.

What Type of Results Should I Expect?

The aim of a liposuction procedure is to achieve a more attractive and toned figure by contouring the treated area with good skin shrinkage. Although the weight of the patient is changed, this is not principally a method of weight loss.

How Will This Process Be Conducted at ARC?

It can be performed as a day surgery under intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia.

The procedure is done under general anaesthesia or intravenous sedation and can be done as a day surgery or an inpatient procedure. If a larger volume is removed, a hospital stay is sometimes required. The incisions are very small. The procedure takes 2-4 hours and the estimated downtime is 7-10 days. In the postoperative phase, you will be given a pressure garment to be worn over the affected area for 3-4 weeks.

What Are Some Complementary Treatments?

Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty is a tummy tuck surgery performed to improve abdominal contour. This surgery is most often done for patients who have lax skin, muscle and excessive fat after one or multiple pregnancies. If the patient has an associated ventral or umbilical hernia, this can be repaired at the same sitting. Excess fat and skin are removed, and the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened to help flatten the abdomen. Procedures where hernia repair is done are eligible for coverage by medical insurance. This takes 4-5 hours under general anaesthesia and requires a 3 to 5-day hospital stay, with a total downtime of 14-21 days.

With modern techniques and experience, Dr Andrew Khoo can help you achieve your desired look safely and naturally.

FAQs

Fat deposits can reaccumulate if you do not adhere to a balanced diet and exercise program.

Patients with loose skin over their fat collections may not always have great results after liposuction as the skin will sag over the targeted areas.

All surgeries carry risks which include anaesthesia, bleeding and infection risks, as well as asymmetry and prominent surgical scars.

Liposuction can result in lax skin over the treated areas. As mentioned above, fat my reaccumulate and it may be necessary to undergo another treatment if proper weight management methods are not taken.

VASER Liposelection provides more efficient removal of fat, especially in fibrous areas such as the back. Also, the ultrasound inherently aids contraction in the overlying skin for more satisfying results.

As with all liposuction, vital structures will be avoided. However, the target areas for VASER Liposelection and traditional liposuction do not differ.

These procedures are commonly combined as the fat removed can be grafted in the breast or buttocks for augmentation. In a combined procedure, some fat collections will be reserved for harvesting as the VASER system removes fat through emulsification, rendering the fat unusable. As such, we use a Lipokit or Pure Graft system to maintain the structural integrity of the fat cells.

Dr Andrew Khoo
Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeon
FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Glasg), M Med FAMS (Plastic Surgery)

Dr Andrew Khoo is a consultant plastic surgeon practicing at the Aesthetic & Reconstructive Centre in Singapore. He is dedicated to providing professional aesthetic care in a relaxed and private setting.

Aesthetic Surgeon Dr Khoo was awarded the Master of Medicine in Surgery in Singapore and obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He received further training in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery during his time at the Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield.