Many men and women are often concerned with unwanted stubborn fat such as double chins, love handles, and excessive abdominal skin. Some people exercise regularly and adhere to a healthy diet; however, these may not be sufficient to burn away stubborn fat or tighten loose skin.
As stubborn fat is difficult to eliminate even with diet and exercise, many patients undergo liposuction in Singapore, which is one of the most widely performed cosmetic procedures. When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, this is an effective and safe surgical procedure that uses suction to remove fat deposits in specific areas of the body, thereby improving the body's proportions and contours.
Liposuction is an umbrella term used to describe all suction-based surgical procedures that use different tools and techniques for fat removal, including VASER liposuction and traditional liposuction.
Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance (VASER) liposuction surgery is an advanced procedure that utilises ultrasound technology. It is a minimally invasive technique that employs powerful ultrasound waves that break down and liquefy fat cells without affecting the nerves, blood vessels or structural tissue. As a body sculpting treatment, VASER lipo may be able to effectively remove stubborn fat from localised areas of the body such as the stomach, neck, chin, chest, buttocks and hips.
A technique invented in the 1970s, traditional liposuction is generally referred to as suction-assisted liposuction (SAL), which is the basis for all modern liposuction techniques. Other techniques in traditional liposuction include the use of water, laser and power to eliminate fat cells. With the suction-assisted procedure, a small tube known as a cannula is inserted into the treatment site to break up fat cells and gently suction them out. Wearing compression garments after the procedure is recommended to facilitate healing.
Both traditional liposuction and VASER liposuction utilise suction tubes to remove patients' unwanted fat. However, the difference between the two procedures mainly lies in the method used to break up the fat cells.
Both VASER and traditional liposuction provide several benefits to patients, including:
The VASER liposuction technique provides better results than traditional liposuction based on the following factors:
Liposuction may not be suitable for all patients since there are several requirements that must be met in order for the procedure to be considered. These include the following:
At SW1 Plastic Surgery, we focus on safety and precision to help patients achieve their desired figure. Our comprehensive and experienced staff, along with our experienced plastic surgeons, allow us to provide individualised and trusted service to our clients. Contact us today for enquiries or to schedule a consultation.