Today, our perception of age, as well as our approach to ageing, are changing more than ever. Thanks to advancements in science, medicine, and technology, we may be living longer – well into our 70s, 80s, and even 90s – and with this possibility, the desire to stay healthy and look youthful at an older age is more prevalent now than ever.
On top of ageing gracefully and keeping our health in check, most – if not all – of us are also constantly seeking ways to improve our quality of life and strive for a life well-lived. But with a variety of internal and external stressors that we urban dwellers face on a daily basis, is ageing gracefully even possible?
Ageing healthily in the modern world: a reality or make-believe?
The fields of science, medicine, and technology today have progressed by leaps and bounds, and that has enabled us to do things faster, easier, and more conveniently. This development has also allowed Amaris B. Clinic to redesign its approach towards ageing, that is going beyond aesthetics to incorporate precision medicine that features the art of combining integrative medicine with aesthetic procedures.
This fusion is a one-of-a-kind personalised approach to patient care that allows Amaris B. Clinic’s medical director, Dr. Ivan Puah, and his team to offer a blend of interdisciplinary treatments, including sports medicine and complementary medicine, that are most likely to help each individual and deliver significant results based on an in-depth understanding of his or her issue.
What exactly is integrative medicine?
When it comes to integrative medicine, the one-size-fits-all mentality doesn’t exist in this realm: the care is personalised to best address the individual’s unique conditions, needs, and circumstances. Through personalising care, integrative medicine goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to address all the causes of illness. Treatments can range from weight management to sports medicine and myotherapy for pain management.
Many practitioners of integrative medicine view their relationship with patients in a more holistic manner, meaning they see the patient and practitioner as partners in the individual’s healing process. Because integrative medicine is fluid and open to new paradigms, these practitioners also walk the talk by committing themselves to self-exploration and self-development. With more than 20 years of clinical practice, Dr. Ivan Puah is one such practitioner as he continues to expand his repertoire in various fields of medicine and science.
Dr. Ivan Puah marries integrative medicine with aesthetics harmoniously
Dr. Ivan Puah is a holder of Graduate Diploma in Family Practice Dermatology from National University of Singapore (NUS), Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as well as Diploma in Acupuncture from Singapore’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board. On top of his academic excellence, he has also trained extensively in various body sculpting procedures – he’s a VASER® Certified Physician and has trained in SmartLipolysis. He’s also the only doctor in Singapore to receive dedicated training in gynecomastia surgery in the USA.
With a special interest in weight management and body sculpting, Dr. Ivan Puah believes that patients will enjoy the benefit of having a healthier and a sculpted body with Amaris B. Clinic’s Exercise Therapy (a form of non-invasive patented vacuum and compression therapy developed by Austrian sports scientist) post-VASER Lipo.
Going beyond aesthetics: The health benefits of facial and body fat grafting
Generally, the word ‘fat’ carries with it a slew of negative connotations – when we think of fat, we think of which body part we’d like to fix to reduce the fat percentage most of the time. But in reality however, body fat serves a very important purpose to safeguard our well-being. Did you know that its primary function is to store excess calories until needed and release hormones that control our metabolism?
The truth is, our body fat can do even more than that. Through ADR-C Facial Enhancement (facial fat grafting), it is possible to utilise your own fat source to improve facial contour and heal tissues when done correctly by a legitimate medical professional.
While fat grafting is more popularly known as the method for breast enhancement, buttock augmentation, and facial rejuvenation, it’s also highly beneficial to treating scars in terms of improving contour.
Fat grafting works by “borrowing” fat from one part of the body and planting it to another area where it is needed via liposuction. Common sites of fat harvesting include the abdomen, thighs, and flanks, where there is a larger amount of undesired fat. Since this technique uses your own tissue and not some other foreign matter, it’s very unlikely for the transfer to be rejected by your body. In essence, fat grafting via liposuction is a multi-beneficial technique that can be used to contour an area with an excess amount of fat and to fill an area where there’s a deficiency of fat.
Going beyond aesthetics: The other lesser known benefits of VASER Lipo
You probably know by now that this signature treatment of Amaris B. Clinic delivers a more proportionate-looking body while significantly boosting one’s self-esteem. But we bet you didn’t know that VASER Lipo also offers a host of health benefits, including improved metabolism and lower fat count in your blood.
For the benefit of the uninitiated, VASER Lipo is an improved form of ultrasonic-assisted liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits more effectively. VASER Lipo is a contemporary technique that shapes and sculpts the body by eliminating more than 90% of localised stubborn fat immediately. It’s worth noting that doctors who wish to conduct the procedure are required to be VASER certified.
The ultrasonic wave energy used by VASER Lipo creates high-frequency vibrations that break down fat cells into a fragmented, melted form, which is then subsequently removed using a specialised cannula – this makes it suitable for sculpting both small and large parts of the body, including jowls, chin, stomach, waist, hips, chest, arms, back, buttocks, thighs, knees, and calves.
Unlike traditional forms of fat reduction technique, VASER Lipo is able to draw out excess fat while preserving the surrounding tissues of the surgical site. Additionally, it can treat conditions such as gynecomastia, lipodystrophy syndrome, as well as lipomas. Another main advantage of VASER Lipo is the treatment’s ability to stimulate collagen production for firmer-looking skin.
On top of all of that, various clinical studies have also proven that VASER Lipo and liposuction have the following health benefits too:
- Lower fat count (triglycerides) in blood
- Increased metabolic rate
- Lower body fat and improved metabolism
- Reduced cardiovascular risk
- Improved insulin sensitivity
Going beyond aesthetics: How botulinum toxin & myotherapy can help with migraine and muscular pain
Due to our current labour-intensive and sedentary working culture, it’s unsurprising that the percentage of people suffering from “headache disorders” is on the rise nowadays. In fact, tension-type headaches and migraines are among the most prevalent disorders in the global community according to a survey conducted by the WHO while the U.S. Migraine Research Foundation says that one billion people worldwide are affected by the neurological disease.
Oftentimes, you’d typically reach for medication or get some rest to take care of minor headaches. However, these pain-relieving methods do not apply to chronic headaches and migraines, which is a lot more severe and sometimes even debilitating.
Amaris B. Clinic offers a more holistic solution than just popping pills. By injecting botulinum toxin to strategic sites on the head, it can effectively prevent the onset of symptoms associated with migraine.
When combined with myotherapy, Amaris B. Clinic’s in-house myotherapist will identify other potential root causes of the problem especially if there is a muscular component to the condition and manage the underlying cause in a more holistic manner.
Going beyond aesthetics: Exercise is medicine
When it comes to weight management, it’s common to have the exercise option thrown at you from every direction. And while the increase of awareness related to health and well-being has its advantages, this heightened cognisance has also resulted in more fitness activity-related injuries for some. Meanwhile, there are some who are devoid of results and success despite persistent efforts in breaking a sweat (be it through joining a gym or engaging a personal trainer).
The team at Amaris B. Clinic believes in providing a more personalised approach to weight management with the practitioner using only prescribed medication, injectables and exercise therapy so that you can reduce the numbers on the scale and regain your confidence for good.
Take total charge of your health with the help of Amaris B. Clinic today
With Amaris B. Clinic, you can rest assured that your well-being is in safe hands as a patient’s safety, health, and results are always the team’s top priority. With every patient, Dr. Ivan Puah will consult and advise thoroughly on the suitable treatment plans based on his or her clinical conditions, needs, and expectations. Armed with more than 15 years of experience in performing body sculpting procedures and facial cosmetic enhancements, Dr. Ivan Puah is the professional you can trust to recommend a treatment solution that gives you the optimal results.
Under his leadership, Amaris B. Clinic has been acknowledged as the “2019 Body Sculpting Provider of the Year in Asia-Pacific” by GlobalHealth Asia-Pacific. This accolade is awarded only to entities that have been identified to have maintained high standards in quality care, and is judged based on market research, consumer survey, and by a panel of industry experts. More recently, the clinic also nabbed the “Best Weight Management” award by Tatler Singapore.
If you worry about the risks that come with liposuction, you can cast your fears aside at Amaris B. Clinic. Singapore’s Ministry of Health is extremely strict about which health professional is allowed to perform such procedures, which is why they only allow accredited doctors to perform liposuction in Singapore.
A VASER® Certified Physician, Dr. Ivan Puah is accredited by the Ministry of Health in Singapore to perform liposuction. The founder and medical director of Amaris B. Clinic obtained his VASER® Fundamental and Advanced Body Sculpting training in Colorado and Argentina in 2008, and was trained in syringe liposculpture by esteemed French plastic surgeon, Dr. Pierre François Fournier.
As mentioned earlier, Amaris B. Clinic is not like the other aesthetic clinics you see in town as it now supports its main passion for body sculpting and medical aesthetics with integrative medicine that includes weight loss and fitness assessment, pain management, sports injury rehabilitation, and myotherapy.
So if you’re looking for an aesthetic clinic that can help you improve your overall health inside and out, there’s really no other place than Amaris B. Clinic where a dedicated team of professionals will do their best to enhance your appearance, health, and fitness on all levels by fully personalising their approach to your treatment.
Amaris B. Clinic is located at 140 Arab Street, Singapore 199827. Call 6536 4211 or email [email protected] to schedule for a consultation.