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Liposuction Surgery in Singapore

Liposuction (Lipoplasty/Liposculpture) can help remove unwanted and stubborn fat. Learn more about liposuction surgery in Singapore.

What Is Liposuction?


Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure in Singapore that is performed to remove fat from specific parts of the body and contour the body to help achieve the patient's desired body shape. However, liposuction and fat removal surgery should not be treated as a weight loss tool or procedure as the amount of fats that can be removed is limited. Individuals who want to lose weight should consider exercising and a healthy diet. 

Liposuction in Singapore is also commonly performed with other complementing cosmetic procedures like tummy tucks or gynecomastia (male breast reduction). Liposuction is also involved when patients undergo fat grafting to areas such as the breasts or face. The fats are extracted via liposuction, processed, and then re-used as injectable fats for other body parts.

How is Liposuction Performed?

During the liposuction surgery, you will receive anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery. Your surgeon will make small incisions strategically placed in the target areas. Through these incisions, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted to suction out excess fat deposits. The surgeon will then carefully sculpt and contour the treated areas to achieve the desired outcome. The duration of the procedure will depend on the extent of the treatment and the number of areas being addressed.

Treatment Areas for Liposuction

Liposuction is typically done to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be performed on various body parts, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms, and chin. There are various types of liposuction surgery in Singapore, and they usually involve making small incisions in the skin and using a cannula to suction out fat from underneath the skin.


Upper Arm Liposuction


Neck and Chin Liposuction


Abdomen and Waist Liposuction


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Stomach Liposuction


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Preparation and Candidacy for Liposuction


Before undergoing liposuction surgery in Singapore, it is crucial for patients to get a thorough understanding of the procedure. During your initial consultation, a certified plastic surgeon should assess your candidacy and explain the process in detail to enable you to make an informed decision on whether to proceed with the procedure. Here are some general guidelines for the candidacy of liposuction:

• Individuals who are approximately within 30% of their ideal weight.

• Individuals who have a BMI below 30.

• Individuals who do not have medical conditions concerning blood flow, high blood pressure, or life-threatening illness.

• Non-smokers.

What to Expect

Shens Clinic adopts the process of vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance (VASER) liposuction for liposuction surgery cases. This involves using ultrasound technology to emulsify the fat cells before using a cannula to suction and remove them from the patient’s body. The VASER approach is minimally invasive and is intended to ease the post-op period through faster recovery time and lessened discomfort.

Post-Operative Recovery and Care

After the liposuction surgery has been completed, patients may experience some discomfort once the anaesthesia has worn off. Medication can be prescribed to help patients better manage the pain. It will also be normal for the treatment areas to have slight bruising or swelling. Hence, patients will be advised to restrict their physical activities and to wear compression garments to reduce swelling. It is pivotal that patients follow the post-operative guidelines closely in order to facilitate a smooth healing process and achieve optimal results. Follow-up appointments may also be scheduled for patients to address any concerns and monitoring of their recovery progress.

Managing Expectations and Results

It is important to have realistic expectations regarding the results of liposuction surgery. While it can help to remove stubborn fat deposits and improve body contours, it is not a weight loss solution or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. The final results will gradually emerge as swelling subsides, and it may take several weeks to fully appreciate the outcome. Patients may also experience saggy skin in areas where fat has been removed, but the skin should gradually tighten up and regain its elasticity with time. Maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and follow your surgeon's recommendations to optimise your chance of seeing favourable results.

Risks and Complications of Liposuction

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction carries certain risks and potential complications. These may include infection, bleeding, bruising, uneven contours, scarring, changes in sensation, and fluid accumulation. However, serious complications are rare when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon. Hence, it is crucial to choose a qualified plastic surgeon and discuss any concerns or questions you may have during the consultation stage. Nonetheless, many patients in Singapore undergo liposuction surgery each year, and the majority of them do not face any major problems and are satisfied with the outcome.

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Shens Clinic is a MOH-accredited plastic surgery clinic operating in Singapore and has successfully completed more than 6,000 cases to date. Led by Dr Shens, the team of professionally trained staff is fully dedicated to building up the confidence and images of clients. Dr Shens is a Korean-trained plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Some of Dr Shens’ signature treatments include breast augmentation, eye bag removal, double eyelid surgery, and liposuction. Shens Clinic strives to provide high-quality standards for our clients by continuously improving with the latest technology and innovations.

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Cost of Liposuction in Singapore

The cost of liposuction in Singapore can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the surgeon's experience, the complexity of the procedure, the number of areas being treated, and the type of liposuction technique used. It is highly recommended that patients attend an initial consultation with a certified plastic surgeon for an assessment in order to get an accurate quote on the cost of the liposuction surgery. This will allow you to get information tailored to your specific needs and circumstances. Factors that affect the costs of liposuction surgery include:

Treatment Area

The number of areas being treated will directly impact the overall cost. Treating multiple areas will result in a higher cost than targeting a single area, the number of areas also depends on the body part that the individual is planning to target.

Liposuction Technique

There are different liposuction techniques available, such as traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Each technique may have varying costs associated with it.

Surgeon's Experience

Highly experienced and reputable surgeons may charge more for their services, but their expertise can lead to better results and reduced risks of complications.

Anesthesia and Facility Fees

The type of anesthesia used during the procedure and the facilities where the surgery takes place can also influence the overall cost.

Additional Costs

There might be additional expenses for post-operative garments, medications, and follow-up visits.

What Are the Different Types of Liposuction in Singapore?

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction, also known as suction-assisted liposuction, is the conventional method of fat removal. It involves making small incisions in the targeted areas and using a cannula (a thin tube) to manually break up and suction out the fat deposits. This technique is effective for larger areas and can be used on various body parts.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is a popular technique that involves injecting adrenaline, saline, and/or local anesthesia into the treatment area. The solution helps numb the area and constrict blood vessels, reducing bleeding and bruising. This technique allows for more precise fat removal and faster recovery.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction utilises a vibrating cannula to break up fat cells and facilitate their removal. The oscillating motion of the cannula helps the surgeon target specific areas with greater precision and reduces the physical effort required during the procedure. P0wer-assisted liposuction can result in smoother and more even fat removal, especially in fibrous or densely populated areas.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction employs laser energy to liquefy the fat cells before their removal. A laser fiber is inserted through small incisions, emitting thermal energy that melts the fat. The liquefied fat is then suctioned out using a cannula. Laser-assisted techniques offer the advantage of promoting skin tightening through collagen stimulation, resulting in improved contouring and skin firmness.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, sometimes referred to as vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance (VASER) liposuction, utilises ultrasonic energy to selectively break down fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. This technique is particularly effective in targeting areas with fibrous fat or for individuals seeking precise body sculpting. VASER liposuction can be performed on various body areas and often results in minimal post-operative pain and quicker recovery.

Liposuction for Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition seen in males where the breast area appears enlarged due to factors such as excessive fat deposits or enlargement of the breast glands. This results in ‘man boobs’ and can affect one or both breasts. Liposuction can be conducted on gynecomastia to reduce the excess breast tissue and help shape the area, although it cannot treat underlying causes such as hormonal imbalances, medication side effects, or thyroid conditions.

Consult with Dr Shens about Your Desired Sculpted Body Aesthetic

Dr Shens has been in the plastic surgery business in Singapore for 20+ years and has extensive experience in various cosmetic surgery treatments, including liposuction. If you have questions regarding liposuction, reach out to our clinic to find out more about the procedure.

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Frequently Asked Questions On Liposuction in Singapore

What type of Liposuction technique is used at Shens Clinic?

At Shens Clinic, Dr Shens recommends VASER liposuction as it is a safer and less invasive form of liposuction surgery, due to being able to achieve better precision in removing fat deposits and contouring the body. Liposuction at Shens Clinic is performed as an outpatient procedure and patients are allowed to return home on the same day.

How permanent are the Liposuction results?

Liposuction results are generally permanent. The fat cells that are removed during the procedure do not grow back, but the remaining fat cells can still expand. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the results of the procedure in the long term. Results also vary across individuals or based on genetic and lifestyle factors, and are not concrete or guaranteed.

Is Liposuction Dangerous?

All surgical procedures carry a certain degree of risk, and liposuction is no exception. However, it is generally considered a safe procedure, and many patients that undergo this procedure do not face any major problems. It is also important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can properly evaluate your case, and discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with you.

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Shens Clinic, 3 Killiney Road, Winsland House 1, #09-08, Singapore 239519

Monday – Friday: 09:00am – 06:00pm
Saturday: 09:00am – 02:00pm
Sun and PH: Closed

(Strictly by appointment only)

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