Vaser LipoSelection / LipoSuction

What is VASER LipoSelection?
VASER LipoSelection is 3rd generation ultrasound-assisted liposuction. It combines patented ultrasound technology with advanced surgical techniques to melt and remove fat. The main goals of VASER are fat reduction resulting in body / face contouring.

How is VASER different from conventional Liposuction?
VASER uses ultrasound to selectively melt fat leaving important structures such as blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue largely intact. This means less pain, bruising and swelling after the operation. More precise control in delicate areas leads to safe, smooth results; this is especially important in the face and neck areas. The internal ultrasound causes further tightening of the skin over time.

Who is suitable for VASER?
Any individual who is fit for surgery and has unwanted fat may be suitable for VASER.

Which areas on the face and neck can be treated with VASER?
The common areas treated with VASER are:

  • Jowls – Jowls hang down covering the jawline giving the lower face a heavy sagging (“Bulldog”) appearance
  • Cheeks – Cheeks which are too full make the face look broad and the smile lines deeper
  • Double Chin

How long does the procedure take?
The procedure conducted by a Singapore cosmetic surgeon usually takes less than an hour.

Is the result permanent?
The result is long-lasting if a healthy, balanced lifestyle is maintained.

What is the recovery time?
Our patients usually return to work within 1-3 days.

Dr Colin Tham was trained in VASER by Prof Alberto Di Guiseppe in Italy in 2006. Prior to this, he had 10 years’ experience with conventional liposuction. Dr Tham was one of two pioneer plastic surgeons who were trained by Dr Alfredo Hoyos in Vaser Hi-definition liposculpture and introduced the technique to Singapore in 2007. Dr Tham was appointed by the Singapore Ministry of Health as a liposuction preceptor (trainer) for less experienced doctors.