Liposuction is a body contouring and sculpturing surgery. It is not meant for patients who just want to lose weight. The best liposuction results can be achieved in conjunction with exercise and diet planning.
This procedure can be done under sedation or general anesthesia. Small volume liposuction can be done as a day surgery procedure. Large volume of liposuction may require hospitalization as required by the Ministry of Health.
Liposuction can also be combined with abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).
Post liposuction, there could be skin laxity. Non-surgical radio frequency or infra-red based skin tightening procedures can be used to improve this.
Power-assisted liposuction has been a proven technique and is most popular in Singapore.
Vaser liposuction was once thought to be the best for skin tightening. But it has been associated with complications like skin burn and organ perforation.
During the consultation, Dr Ng would advise the best option for sculpting and slimming the body by liposuction or Coolsculpting. The top priority for the plastic surgeon is to plan the location for fat removal for the optimal outcome. Liposuction is best combined with slimming regime including dieting and exercise.