The Ministry of Health announced 2 months ago that only 9 out of 29 clinics currently performing liposuction will be allowed to continue to do so after 1st March 2015. If the liposuction procedure involves more than 1 litre of fat removal, then the procedure will have to be performed in a hospital setting, in an operating theatre. So will any liposuction for people with a body mass index (BMI) of 28 and below, or who require general anaesthesia. This is because of the high risks involved in liposuction surgery.
Liposuction has already led to at least two deaths here in the past five years.
In a statement issued, the MOH said: “As a highly invasive procedure, liposuction has been known to cause severe complications, including death. Hence, it should be carried out only by trained doctors in well-equipped and well-staffed facilities.”
The usage of hospital facilities will most likely lead to an increase of the costs of liposuction in Singapore as well.
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On the flip side, Liposonix utilises High Intensity Focused Ultrasound ( HIFU ) to kill off stubborn fat cells without surgery or needles, with some mild achiness and bruising for 1-2 weeks. It is proven effective in multiple clinical studies done and is US FDA and Singapore HSA-approved for localised fat reduction. There is no limit as to how much fat can be treated in one session as it is non-invasive and proven to be very safe. The costs involved are also much lower than in liposuction.
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