A Quick Guide to Liposuction Costs in Singapore
For stubborn fat that’s hard to lose, there are good liposuction clinics in Singapore. In this article, we show you the procedure’s usual costs and what factors affect it.
How much does liposuction cost in Singapore?
Because liposuction costs in Singapore vary depending on several factors, doctors don’t usually provide a fixed price. You can get an accurate cost estimate after on-site consultation and physical examination.
However, if you want a rough quote, we’ve found that an average liposuction procedure in Singapore can cost from $15,000 to $25,000.
Most plastic surgeons in Singapore work on at least five body parts for each liposuction patient. So, breaking down the total cost given earlier, each body part costs around $1,500 to $2,800.
We advise you, however, to avoid choosing your doctor just by price alone. Here’s why the cheapest option isn’t always the best:
A poorly done liposuction will cost you more money to fix. A bad liposuction job may lead to:
- Uneven or sunken areas in your skin that are not pleasing to look at
- Conspicuous scar/s
- Too drastic fat loss that misshapes the contour of your body
- Or the opposite, indiscernible results
A second liposuction may be more complicated than your first one because scar tissue/s can form underneath your skin where the procedure was previously done.
Liposuction also comes with risks. Like any medical procedure, liposuction involves risks; these include infection, bruising, and altered skin sensation.
So, even if price is definitely a factor to consider, don’t forget about your safety too. Remember to discuss these risks with your doctor.
If you’re not comfortable with these risks, there are other fat reduction procedures you can try, such as coolsculpting and buccal fat removal (for your cheeks).
What affects liposuction costs in Singapore?
Liposuction costs in Singapore may vary depending on these variables:
1. Estimated duration and degree of labor needed for the procedure
This is the primary factor that will determine the price of the procedure.
Liposuction can be labor-intensive work. The more fat needs to be removed, the longer it takes and the more exhausting it is for the doctor.
Other factors that affect the duration and the effort needed for the procedure are:
- Number and total size of treatment area/s
- The patient’s weight
So, it follows that treating your stomach alone is cheaper than treating your stomach, hips, and upper arms altogether. Likewise, a 90 kg patient will pay more than a 50 kg patient.
To illustrate how the treatment area’s size affects the price: you can expect to pay about $2,000 for liposuction on your lower abdomen, while having the procedure done on your upper abdomen will cost you about $3,000.
2. Type of liposuction
There are different techniques doctors employ to conduct liposuction. Each involves the removal of fat out of the body through a cannula or tube.
Tumescent liposuction: A fluid is injected into the treatment area to make it swell so that the fatty tissue is easier to handle and remove.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) or VASER liposuction: Ideal for dense areas of the body like the upper back, this procedure involves using an ultrasound device to liquify the targeted fat.
This is the most common type of liposuction in Singapore, although it’s often pricier than other methods.
Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL): Ideal for narrow areas of the body like the chin, this technique uses heat from a laser to liquefy the targeted fat.
3. The doctor’s experience
As you may already understand, highly experienced doctors charge more for their expertise. But the cost may be worth it, as you’re sure that you’re in safe hands.
4. Other fees
Outside of those mentioned, you may expect additional costs for the following:
- Anesthesia and anesthesiologist
- Post-surgery garments
- Lab tests
- Operating room
- Prescriptions for medication
If your procedure involves removing more than two liters of fat, you must be admitted to a hospital; this is another additional expense.
If it involves removing more than 100 milliliters of fat, it should be performed outside of a plastic surgery clinic or an aesthetic clinic and preferably in a hospital or an ambulatory surgery center.
To sum up, there are several factors you have to consider when it comes to liposuction in Singapore other than pricing. We hope this helps you choose a safe and suitable doctor.