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Back Liposuction Singapore - Cost, How is it Performed, Recovery Time

Liposuction is still one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world and in Singapore! Statistics show that in 2017, 1 573 680 people worldwide chose to undergo liposuction in order to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Men and women choose liposuction in their fight against stubborn fats that do not respond to diet and exercise, or as a faster method to achieve the desired silhouette. Even people in a healthy weight range may have a layer of problematic fat in the abdomen, back, buttocks, arms and legs. Fortunately, most of the areas of the body can be successfully treated with liposuction in Singapore.

Here we will focus on back liposuction in Singapore which can quite effective in both women and men. Ladies can easily get rid of back rolls or so-called bra rolls. With the right approach and experienced plastic surgeon, they will get a slim waist and perfectly rounded shoulders without creases in the armpits and under the shoulders. In men, liposuction on the back will help get rid of the fatty tissue in the scapular region, which often put pressure on the back and create serious discomfort.

But, before we turn our attention to back liposuction, let's look at the other popular areas of the body where liposuction can remove fat.

Where on your body can you get liposuction?

Liposuction can remove fats from many areas of the body and some of the most popular are:

  • Buttocks. Although round butt is often desirable, removing some excess fat from this area can make the body more proportional and well-shaped.
  • Love handles. The waist and hips often called "love handles", are one of the most common areas for fat removal. And in fact, liposuction is a great treatment option for love handles as it gives extremely good results.
  • Upper arms. Even if you are not overweight, you may have an unpleasant sagging due to lack of muscle tone in this area of your body. Arm Liposuction combined with other procedures can help smooth and tighten the area.
  • Belly. Plastic surgeons often divide the abdomen into two regions - upper and lower, which can be treated separately. The lower region is responsible for the protruded belly, which makes it a popular place for liposuction. The upper part is the area between the abdomen and the ribs, where a layer of fat can also be retained. Liposuction of the lower and upper abdomen can help patients achieve a slimmer profile.
  • Hips. For many women, it is important to have a nice silhouette, with smooth and well-shaped thighs and hips. In order to remove the fatty deposits on the hips, ladies often undergo liposuction.
  • Face. Patients who want to reduce excess cheeks and neck fat may choose liposuction. In addition, it can be performed along with other procedures to improve the face contour.
  • Thighs. There are three sections of the thighs where liposuction can be done. They are often treated together. First, thigh liposuction can be performed on the outer "saddle parts" of the thigh to improve the overall shape. The inner thighs can be outlined (to give the patient a thigh gap when standing), and the front of the thigh can be also shaped to give a firmer and more defined type of thighs.
  • Chest. Breast liposuction is more common in men than in women. Men who may suffer from gynecomastia or older men who have lost muscle mass may undergo liposuction.

How do you know if you need back liposuction?

The area of the back where liposuction may be needed can be divided into two parts: the upper back - in the shoulder blades and lower - in the waist. Sometimes you may need liposuction of the back only in the upper part, sometimes you just need to remove the fat from the sides and open the waist.

In the upper back, fat deposits are concentrated in the armpits and look like folds on both sides of the spine. They are especially visible in women because they stand out and accentuate when wearing a bra and stand out even through clothes.

The lower back fat is usually noticeable on the sides in the area of the waist. When combined with tight clothing flanks can become more pronounced.

Something really unpleasant that can occur on the back is the so-called buffalo hump. It usually can be removed only with liposuction.

The upper and lower back fat can be successfully reduced by performing an appropriate type of liposuction. For better results, it is sometimes recommended to combine different fat removal methods such as tumescent liposuction, laser or Vaser lipo.

How is Back Liposuction Performed?

Different treatment options can be used for fat removal from the back. When choosing a method of liposuction of the back or choosing different combinations of such methods, are taken into account factors such as health and age of the patient, the skin elasticity, where the fat is accumulated - on the upper or the lower back as well as the amount of fat that need to be removed.

Tumescent liposuction is suitable for patients with elastic and thick skin. This approach allows liposuction of the back in large volumes. It is done by injecting a very large amount of aesthetic under the skin that helps with pain control and reduces bleeding. Then the fat is removed with a tiny little canula. With this method of liposuction, there is no need for general anaesthesia which makes the procedure much safer and quicker.

How long is the recovery period after back liposuction?

The recovery time is around two weeks. Wearing a compression garment is required for the first few weeks.

The laser method is suitable for sagging skin and removing a small amount of fatty deposit. This treatment is best for tightening the skin in the back area. The laser energy penetrates down to the fat cells to melt them. This is a minimally invasive method that is also performed under local anaesthesia.

Often times before tumescent liposuction surgeons use a laser device to break down some of the fats and achieve a much nicer and smoother appearance. With both of these methods together it ends up with much better results and people end up being much happier.

Vaser liposuction is also a good option when it comes to fat removal from the back because of its ability to target specific areas. The procedure is suitable for the lower back and helps to shape the patient's waist. Vaser lipo uses ultrasound energy to remove unwanted fat. It doesn't require general anaesthesia.

With proper technique and moderation in the amount of fat removal, back liposuction is a completely safe procedure with minimal chance of side effects.

How much does liposuction of the back cost?

The average cost of a liposuction procedure in Singapore is $2000 - $3000 for each body part area. Usually, larger areas such as the back and abdomen will cost more than smaller areas. The price also depends on the type of liposuction, the amount of fat that needs to be removed as well as the surgeon's fee.