Health & Wellness ,  Aesthetics

Body Parts & Conditions That Can Be Treated With Liposuction in Singapore

October 02, 2021

Launched in 2007, VASER® Liposuction can produce even and smooth body contouring results and can be performed on multiple areas of the body. Here is a non-exhaustive list of areas and conditions that may be suitable for this procedure.

Body Parts & Conditions That Can Be Treated With Liposuction in Singapore

VASER® Liposuction is an improved form of liposuction that utilises the assistance of ultrasound wave energy to emulsify stubborn fat before removing the melted fat tissues via suction. This is a targeted and gentle process as compared to traditional liposuction as the VASER probe only directs its energy to fat tissues, leaving other important connective tissues relatively untouched, making the fat removal more efficient and safe.  

Below is a non-exhaustive list of areas and conditions that may be suitable for this procedure.

Armpit fat (Bra bulge/axillary fat)

Armpit fat or axillary fat is common among adults and often caused by excess weight, although hormones and genetics may also play a role. There are no spot reduction exercises to rescue its appearance. The most effective solution is to surgically remove the fat via liposuction.

Saddlebags & Inner thighs

Saddlebags are called as such due to their physical characteristics. They are caused by stored excess fat on the outer thighs, creating a "bag-like" appearance. It is a common problem among women, as they are genetically predisposed to store fat on the hips, outer and inner thighs. This primarily affects women who are Pear Shaped, where their lower limbs tend to appear disproportionate and heavy.

Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) After Cryolipolysis/Fat Freeze

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that works by crystallising and disintegrating the fat cells which eventually leave the body as waste, resulting in marginal slim down on the treated area.

One serious side effect, although rare but not uncommon, is known as "Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia" (PAH), or in layman terms, is known as the "stick of butter" effect. Instead of gradually shrinking, the treated area after fat freezing actually increases in size. It becomes firmer than surrounding tissues, resembling a "stick of butter" appearance that resembles the shape of the fat freeze applicator.  

Patients who develop PAH will have to live with this bulge for 6 to 9 months until the fat is softened enough to be removed safely and the only remedial option is liposuction.

Muffin Top

The name may invoke a delectable pastry, but the inference is far from desirable, for many. Muffin top or belly fat is arguably one of the more dreaded physical appearances and rightly so as it is hard to conceal and eliminate. Hormonal changes are a huge cause, particularly among women, who seem to be more susceptible to this condition.

Bingo Wings

We all know about the unflattering 'bingo wings'. They are loose flesh that hangs from the upper arms and wobbles as we move our arms around. They are the reason we shy away from sleeveless tops, and why we always pose with our hands on our waist for photos. There are many reasons why people have bingo wings. Genetics is one of the reasons. Some people are just predisposed to them because the areas under their arms are more susceptible to fat growth.

Banana Rolls

Another equally misleading moniker is the banana rolls. These are crescent-shaped fat folds that appear under the buttocks. It can happen to anyone regardless if they are overweight or otherwise. An individual can seek a fix in the form of exercise, diet and so on but banana rolls are not easily eliminated.


Pseudogynecomastia is the accumulation of excess fat, particularly in the chest area. This is a common issue in men due to the way a man's body stores fat. While it significantly differs from gynecomastia, the term "pseudo" should not be taken lightly as it is a real problem. Additionally, it is best to seek qualified advice to determine the true nature of the condition, whether it is gynecomastia or pseudo gynecomastia.

Liposuction doctor in Singapore

VASER® Liposuction is a form of liposuction so it should only be performed by a trained, qualified and accredited doctor Being also a body contouring procedure, it is equally essential to seek treatment from an accredited doctor by the Ministry of Health Singapore who understands aesthetics and can better advise on achieving the desired and realistic goals.

With more than 15 years of clinical experience in VASER Lipo, Dr Ivan Puah, a liposuction doctor in Singapore and Medical Director at Amaris B. Clinic, has designed his unique body sculpting approach, called the MDC-Sculpt®️ Lipo technique. This unique liposuction technique removes the melted fat while sculpting the body. His MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique, it allows thorough fat removal on the area, which will constitute a more desirable cosmetic outcome as the scarring is reduced to the bare minimum.

Dr Ivan Puah is also a VASER Certified Physician. He was trained in Colorado and Argentina for VASER Body Sculpting and has undergone training by renowned French plastic surgeon, Dr Pierre Francois Fournier, in syringe liposculpture. Dr Ivan Puah is the  Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore.

Amaris B. Clinic, Your Aesthetics, Sculpting & FItness Clinic in Singapore

Amaris B. Clinic has received recognition as the "2019 Body Sculpting Provider of the Year in Asia-Pacific," "2020 Body Sculpting Medical Center of the Year in the Asia Pacific," and "2020 Integrated Healthcare Medical Centre of the Year in APAC" by GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific.

This year, Amaris B. Clinic is adding one more accolade to its name: its VASER Lipo with MDC-Sculpt® Lipo technique has been crowned Best Innovative Treatment (Editor’s Choice) in the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2021!

What further distinguishes Amaris B. Clinic from its peers is that it’s more than just another aesthetic clinic. Amaris B. Clinic has expanded its menu of comprehensive treatments and services to include integrative medicine such as weight loss, fitness assessment, pain management, sports injury rehabilitation, and myotherapy.


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