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?
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.