correcting fat transfers

Correcting Over-done Fat Transfers


While Fat Transfer (aka Fat Grafting or Lipofilling) on the face is a relatively easy task for doctors with the setup for office-based liposuction, getting it just right is not always a given. There are many variables like the quality of the fat after liposuction; the quality of the skin on the face which will determine the blood supply available to support the fat;  the age of the patient; whether a smoker or not …and so forth.

I have been doing fat transfers for 13 years and I have had a few requests in the past to treat the overfilled foreheads and chins. And one time for overfilled cheeks. Some were my patients, but mostly were done overseas – mainly in the country that is now very popular for cosmetic surgery. Not that their doctors are bad, I guess it must be too inconvenient to fly there to do corrections, hence they land up for corrections with me.

Our Smartlipo system is just ideal for this purpose. The technology started me on the road to liposuction in 2006, and now although I have moved on to more efficient and effective systems to do liposuction, I still fall back on Smartlipo to do small and delicate areas. Smartlipo gives me accuracy and precision to treat small areas like overfilled foreheads, cheeks and chins.

The fibre-optic system delivers pulses of laser to melt away excess fat. In doing so, I can partially or fully remove the overfilled areas. It’s almost like the “Hylase” for Fat Transfer.

Dr David Loh


David Loh Surgery is an aesthetic clinic located along Orchard Road. It is one of few aesthetic clinics in Singapore MOH accredited to perform small area office based liposuction. Dr David Loh also performs Liposuction on larger areas in Novena Day Surgery. Dr David Loh uses Vaser and is a qualified practitioner of High Definition Vaser Liposelection since 2008.