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5 Best Clinics in Singapore for Liposuction

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Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the world. No wonder you have heard about it many times.

If you are among those who need a safe body contouring surgery in Singapore, look no further! This guide will provide you with the answers to your basic questions about liposuction.

To further help you choose your clinic or surgeon, we also included our recommendations on the best clinics in Singapore for liposuction.

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION TREATMENT?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove fat from specific parts of the body through suction.

WHAT TYPES OF LIPOSUCTION ARE AVAILABLE IN SINGAPORE?

There are 3 common types of liposuction available in Singapore. These are:

  • VASER Liposuction – Ultrasound waves are used to liquefy or break up the fat cells before they are extracted from the body.
  • Laser Liposuction – Laser is used to melt the fat before extraction.
  • Tumescent Liposuction – A medical solution is injected into the target area to allow better control in contouring the body.

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR LIPOSUCTION?

To be a viable candidate for liposuction, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Within 30% of your ideal weight
  • Have good muscle tone and firm skin
  • No underlying medical conditions or life-threatening illness
  • Non-smoker

ARE LIPOSUCTION RESULTS PERMANENT?

The fat cells that are removed through liposuction are expelled permanently from your body. However, new fat cells can grow if you start regaining weight.

HOW MUCH DOES LIPOSUCTION COST IN SINGAPORE?

In Singapore, liposuction charges range from $1,500 to $3,000 for each body part getting treatment.

A body contouring procedure done by a plastic surgeon in Singapore often involves a minimum of 5 different body parts. For that reason, the total cost of a liposuction treatment roughly costs from S$15,000 to S$25,000.

HOW IS THE LIPOSUCTION COST CALCULATED?

If you undergo liposuction, the total cost of the procedure will include:

  • Professional fees (surgeon and anaesthesiologist)
  • Anaesthesia cost
  • Operating room fee
  • Laboratory fees
  • Cost of post-surgery compression garments
  • Medication costs

WHAT AFFECTS THE COST OF LIPOSUCTION?

The final cost of your liposuction procedure is determined by the following factors:

  • Length of the procedure – The more body parts that need treatment, the longer it will take to complete the liposuction, driving the cost higher.
  • Types of liposuction procedure – Different types of treatments have different costs. For example, VASER liposuction, which is often preferred by patients in Singapore, costs more than the other methods.
  • Surgeon’s experience – Surgeons with more experience and training tend to charge more than newer doctors.

WHERE CAN THE LIPOSUCTION TAKE PLACE?

Liposuction can be done in a clinic for patients who only need a minimal amount of fat removed. Procedures that involve more than 100ml of fat need to be conducted at a hospital or an ambulatory surgery centre. A hospital stay is required if more than 2 litres of fat will be removed.

WHERE TO GET LIPOSUCTION IN SINGAPORE?

Listed below are the best plastic surgery clinics with the most experienced surgeons for liposuction. They are all MOH accredited practitioners.

1. Aesthetic and Reconstructive Centre

  • Aesthetic and Reconstructive Centre Image: Aesthetic and Reconstructive Centre
  • Location
    Orchard Area
  • Surgeon
    Dr Andrew Khoo
  • Experience
    >20 years
  • Duration
    2-4 hours
  • Anaesthesia
    Intravenous sedation
    General anaesthesia
  • Address
    3 Mount Elizabeth Road
    #13-08 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
    Singapore 228510
  • Phone
    +65 6733 3712
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00 to 18:00
    Sat: 09:00 to 13:00
  • Website
  • Email
    info@andrewkhoo.com

The Aesthetic and Reconstructive Centre (ARC) is a popular plastic surgery clinic located at the medical centre of the famous Mount Elizabeth Hospital.

The clinic offers a full range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures, including liposuction to contour the body.

The centre is headed by Dr Andrew Khoo who is among Singapore’s top plastic surgeons. He is a former President of the Singapore Society of Cosmetic Surgeons and an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Highlights

  • US-trained surgeon: Dr Andrew Khoo was trained at the Department of Plastic Surgery of the world’s top cancer hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas, USA. He also received further training at the Institute of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery in Southfield, Michigan under world-renowned craniofacial surgery expert, Dr Ian Jackson.
  • Modern and advanced equipment: ARC is fully equipped with the latest medical tools and machines to complement Dr Khoo’s expert surgical techniques. The clinic is also well-designed to ensure the patient’s comfort and privacy.
  • Personalized service: Dr Khoo is an advocate of personalized service in all aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Thorough consultations are conducted before surgery to come up with the best treatment package that is tailor-made for each patient.

LIPOSUCTION SERVICES

Dr Khoo often recommends the VASER Liposelection to his patients.

VASER Liposelection efficiently removes fat by using an internal ultrasound probe to liquefy the fat before extraction.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – National University of Singapore
  • Master of Medicine (MMed, General Surgery) – National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK (FRCSEd)
  • Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) – Glasgow
  • Fellow, Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)

2. Colin Tham Plastic Surgery

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  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr Colin Tham
  • Experience
    >20 years
  • Duration
    From 30 mins per area treated
  • Anaesthesia
    Sedation
    General
  • Address
    304 Orchard Road
    Lucky Plaza #05-06
    Singapore 238863
  • Phone
    +65 6235 8411
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 08:30-17:30
    Sat: 08:30-12:30
  • Website

A Ministry of Health accredited plastic surgeon, Dr Colin Tham is known for introducing the VASER liposculpture technique to Singapore.

This skilled professional is credited with setting up the Aesthetic Centre at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital where he is still a visiting consultant. Dr Tham is also a member of Asia HealthPartners, where he is presently the Director of the Aesthetics Division.

Highlights

  • The consultation takes place in the heart of town in the privacy of a beautiful, well-designed clinic.
  • Four different liposuction methods available to choose from
  • Liposuction procedures are performed in an in-house operating suite, supported by a team of well-trained medical staff.
  • Your surgeon is one of the two Singapore surgeons who were trained by Dr Alfredo Hoyos, the inventor of the VASER HiDefinition liposculpture technique.

LIPOSUCTION SERVICES

At Colin Tham Plastic Surgery Clinic, the surgeon performs the following liposuction procedures:

1)VASER Hi-Def Lipo: This is a process through which fat deposits are broken down by ultrasonic waves and removed. The advantage is that it targets specific areas of the body and is a good alternative to invasive liposuction surgery.

2)VASER – Liposelection: Ultrasound is used to selectively melt fat. The end result is a contoured and smooth appearance. This is achieved without damage to the surrounding blood vessels and nerves.

3)HiDefinition Liposculpture: A refinement of VASER, toned, sculptured body is achieved through special techniques.

4)VASARsmooth: This is the latest technology designed to remove fat and cellulite.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • FAMS – Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (Singapore)
  • SAPS – Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (Singapore)
  • SMA – Singapore Medical Association (Singapore)
  • ISAPS – International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (International)
  • ABSI – Advanced Body Sculpting Institute (International)

COST: Starts from $4,500

3. David Loh Surgery

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  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr David Loh
  • Experience
    >18 years
  • Duration
    From 30 mins per area treated
  • Anaesthesia
    Local
    Sedation
  • Address
    501 Orchard Road, #05-16
    Wheelock Place
    Singapore 238880
  • Phone
    +65 6733 5300
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri 11:00-19:00
    Sat- 11:00-15:00
  • Website

David Loh Surgery has 2 locations, and Dr David Loh is based at the clinic located on Orchard Road. This Ministry of Health accredited surgeon is specialized in liposuction and fat grafting.

A graduate of the National University of Singapore, Dr Loh is renowned for being the trainer for aesthetic surgeons in Botox and Fillers. He founded the David Loh Surgery in 2002 when aesthetic surgery was still in its infancy.

Dr Loh is the President of the Society of Aesthetic Medicine.

Highlights

  • A comprehensive range of liposuction, laser and Botox treatments available
  • Five different liposuction methods on offer
  • The clinic is fully accredited for office-based liposuction.
  • Conveniently located on Orchard Road, but hiding away from the hustle and activity of the mall.

LIPOSUCTION SERVICES

David Loh Surgery offers the following liposuction services:

1)VASER Liposuction: This is the process through which sound waves target fat cells and loosen them up, making it easier to be extracted.

2)VASER – Liposelection: Vibrations from ultrasound waves target fat deposits and break them up for easy suction.

3)HiDefinition Liposculpture: Through a VASAR process, fats are curved to create shadows and curves, giving definition to the body. This procedure is performed under sedation.

4)Traditional Liposuction: Fat cells are sucked out by means of a cannula connected to a suction device.

5)SmartLipo: A form of power-assisted liposuction that removes fat from small areas such as the cheeks.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • SAP

4. Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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  • Location
    Orchard Area
  • Surgeon
    Dr Leo Kah Woon
  • Experience
    >11 years
  • Duration
    From 30 mins per area treated
  • Anaesthesia
    Sedation
  • Address
    3 Mount Elizabeth
    Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre #06-10
    Singapore 228510
  • Phone
    +65 6733 3895
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 0830 - 1700
    Sat: 0830 - 1300
  • Website

The principal plastic surgeon at this clinic is Dre Leo Kah Woon. Accredited by the Ministry of Health, Dr Leo is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who obtained his MBBS from the National University of Singapore.

He achieved his Masters of Medicine in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004.

Dr Leo has the distinction of being a College of Surgeons Gold Medal winner when he was the top performer at the Plastic Surgery Exit Exams.

He served as a consultant surgeon at Singapore General Hospital before starting his private practice in 2014. One of his passions is body contouring through liposuction method.

Highlights

  • Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery uses modern techniques that focus on non-invasive body rejuvenation.
  • This is a boutique clinic that has been well designed for privacy and comfort.
  • The lead surgeon is backed by well-trained and caring professionals.
  • There is an onsite pharmacy.
  • Translation services are available.

LIPOSUCTION SERVICES

Dr Leo Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery carries out the following procedures:

1)Traditional Liposuction: A cannula connected to a suction device sucks out the fat cells in this traditional method. The procedure is performed under sedation. This tackles stubborn fats and reshapes the body.

2)VASER Liposuction: This is ultrasound-assisted liposuction which removes unwanted fat safely leaving the nerves and surrounding blood vessels unharmed. Among the advantages it has over the traditional liposuction method is that there is less bruising and pain.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • MMed
  • MRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FAMS (Plastic surgery)
  • Fellowship University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

5. Alaxis Medical and Aesthetic Surgery

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  • Location
    Orchard Road
  • Surgeon
    Dr Donald Ng
  • Experience
    >7 years
  • Duration
    From 30 mins per area treated
  • Anaesthesia
    Sedation
  • Address
    360 Orchard Road
    04-02 International Building
    Singapore 238869
  • Phone
    +65 6235 0880
  • Opening hours
    Mon-Fri: 09:00-19:30
    Sat: 09:00-14:30
  • Website

Alaxis Medical and Aesthetic Surgery is an exclusive clinic conveniently located in the centre of Singapore with Dr Donald Ng at its helm.

Though not a plastic surgeon by training, Dr Donald Ng underwent training on liposuction in Belgium, Italy, Canada, and all over Asia with experts in the field. He is among the 45 practitioners approved by the Ministry of Health to perform liposuction in 2020.

Presently, Dr Donald Ng is the director of training for South-East Asia for America Board of Laser surgery. This experienced surgeon obtained his MBBS in Singapore and earned a diploma in Dermatology from the University of Cardiff, Wales.

Highlights

  • The clinic is well equipped with a full range of the latest equipment.
  • It is supported by a network of doctors who share expertise to achieve the best possible results.
  • The clinic is conveniently located on Orchard Road

LIPOSUCTION SERVICES

Alaxis Medical and Aesthetic Surgery performs body contouring surgery through both invasive and non-invasive procedures such as:

1)VASERlipo: This is an innovative technology that is precise and eliminates large areas of fat. The procedure involves the use of ultrasound waves to break up the fat cells, making them easier to extract. The results are achieved after a single procedure.

2)Zeltique (Coolsculpting): The procedure involves using a device that resembles a suction cup to suck a fatty area of the body and cool it, resulting in the gradual death of the fat cells. Each part of the body requires an hours’ treatment, and a total of 2 treatments are needed.

3)Traditional Liposuction: Fat is extracted using a blunt cannula attached to a vacuum pump. Fat is vacuumed from areas such as the tummy, thighs, and arms.

DOCTOR PROFILE:

  • MBBS (Singapore)
  • Diploma of Dermatology (University of Cardiff, Wales, UK)
  • SMA – Singapore Medical Association (Singapore)
  • SAMS – Society of Aesthetic Medicine Singapore (Singapore)

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