1. How does liposuction usually work?
Considered as a form of cosmetic surgery, it typically involves a surgeon making an incision into your skin and then inserting a suction tube into your pockets of fat. Thereafter, excess fat will be dislodged and vacuumed away through the suction tube. Once sufficient fat has been removed, the surgeon may insert tiny drainage tubes into your treated areas to channel out the blood and fluid that accumulate post-surgery. Intravenous fluid replacement may be required if you lose significant fluids during the surgery. As with most surgeries, anaesthesia will be administered to patients before the procedure.
2. Is there an alternative to liposuction?
In today’s advanced society, body contouring is not limited to invasive procedures. There are other ways to achieve your ideal physique, such as through our revolutionary non-surgical fat freezing treatment. This treatment harnesses the unique technology of controlled cooling to target and destroy stubborn fat cells. Due to the intense cold, your fat cells will start to break down and perish. These damaged fat cells are recognised by your body as waste and hence, will be naturally discarded through your lymphatic system. It is a safe and effective way of shaping your figure without having to go under the knife.
3. What makes your treatment a better option?
As liposuction is a surgical procedure, it carries a significant amount of risk. Apart from an adverse reaction to anaesthesia, patients may be at risk of infections and fluid build-up (when pockets of fluid accumulate under the skin).
One of the scariest consequences is the risk of fat embolism, which is when loosened fat segments disperse and gather in your blood vessels or lungs. In some cases, they can even travel to the brain. A fat embolism can be life-threatening and it is one of the common causes of death in liposuction patients. Heart and kidney problems can also arise from fluids constantly being injected in and vacuumed out during a liposuction procedure.
With all these risks and complications, it can be terrifying to undergo invasive surgery. This is why our non-surgical fat freezing treatment might be a much better option. You will not have to fear all the risks, complications, and side effects that might occur from a liposuction procedure. Our advanced procedure is completely safe and effective, giving you long-lasting results.
4. What is your procedure like?
During the treatment, our qualified and highly trained therapists will place a gel pad on your targeted areas. Using a handheld device or paddle, your therapist will deliver the controlled cooling technology onto your skin. You will start to feel significant coldness on your skin, as well as a “pulling” sensation from the suctioned applicator.
After about 10 minutes into the procedure, your skin will become numb and you can then relax for the remainder of your session. Once the applicator is removed, your treated areas will be massaged to break up any frozen deep tissue and enable your body to naturally process the damaged fat cells. It is a completely comfortable procedure that can last for up to an hour, depending on the size of your targeted zones.
5. When should I schedule my first session?
As this is a non-invasive treatment, there is typically minimal to no downtime following the procedure. Therefore, you can choose to schedule your first session anytime during the year. With that said, you should expect to start seeing slight improvements to your treated areas within the first few weeks following the treatment.
Your body will continually metabolise and flush out the damaged fat cells for up to six months post-treatment, so you can expect to observe further improvements month after month. It is common to see more significant improvements after a few sessions that span across several months. This will be useful to take note if you want to look good for an upcoming vacation or major event, so you can plan ahead accordingly.
6. Are the results long lasting?
The great news is that once your fat cells have been eliminated from your body, they will never make a comeback. As long as you continue to maintain a stable weight throughout and after your course of treatment, you can enjoy a trimmer and slimmer figure for the rest of your days. In general, you are advised to stick to a well-balanced diet and maintain good lifestyle habits. This includes sleeping well and keeping your stress levels under control, as these are factors that can regulate your appetite and well-being.