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Over 1000 cases of Liposuction

Over 1000 cases of Liposuction

Dr John Barrett of Palm Clinic is one of the most experienced liposuction practitioners in New Zealand having performed over 1000 cases of liposculpture to virtually every part of the body.

Over 2800 Laser Treatments for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins before and after EVLA & UGS

Palm Clinic is one of the most experienced Clinics for non surgical management of varicose veins in New Zealand.  We have performed over 2800 cases of endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) which is regarded internationally as the most successful treatment for varicose veins.

Laser & UGS For Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins treated with Laser & UGS

These are the before and after treatment photographs of an active 36 year old man. He first noticed varicose veins aged 17, but they had become much worse in the previous five years.

His symptoms were of aching and pain in both legs, but worse in his right leg and foot. There was swelling in both lower legs, ankles and feet.

Following consultation and Ultrasound examination at Palm Clinic, we assessed him to be a suitable candidate for treatment with Endovenous Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy, which he underwent.

His symptoms were markedly improved at his three month check.  All symptoms were resolved at one year, and the swelling disappeared.

The “after” photographs were taken at twelve months post treatment.

He was delighted with the results.

Breast Reduction One Year Post Baby

This 37 year old woman had a one year old baby and had long since stopped breast feeding but was bothered by her large breasts which were 14G cup size and causing lots of discomfort with back pain. 

Liposuction immediately removed the back pain and by three months she was down to a 14DD and feeling much more comfortable.

Not having scars for a young woman is a huge benefit and by removing the weight off the breasts there is a resultant lift of the breasts as well.

She is thrilled with her new comfortable smaller breasts.

Liposuction Auckland Prices

Liposuction Auckland Prices

Liposuction prices in Auckland will vary depending on the practitioner and the method used.  Typically liposuction performed under general anaesthesia is more expensive than liposuction performed under a type of anaesthetic called tumescent anaesthesia.

Dr Barrett at Palm Clinic only uses the tumescent anesthetic technique called liposculpture as he believes that better results are obtained.  This is because the patient can be moved as often as possible to see the body in a three dimensional perspective thus resulting in a better sculptural result.  The patient can also be asked to stand at the end of the procedure in order to check the effect of gravity on the results and then the patient can be laid down again for any fine tuning required.

Prices are generally cheaper for liposculpture because the procedure can be performed in theatres in private rooms rather than in a private hospital.  There is also no necessity for an anaesthetist with the tumescent anesthetic liposcution technique and this reduces the costs further.

Every patient is different in terms of what needs to be done for optimal results so Dr Barrett prefers to quote for the price at the initial consultation.  Dr Barrett suggests you look at a practitioners before and after results to see what sort of results are being achieved by that particular practitioner and make your decision on the aesthetic results rather than purely on price.

Lovehandles Removed with Liposculpture

Lovehandles removed with liposuction

Despite having been a very fit man all his life he has always had lovehandles which have made wearing lower fit trousers a problem as the lovehandles spilled over the top.

Liposculpture has taken away the excess fat in this area and he is now feeling much better about himself.

Long haul flights and the risk of a DVT (Deep vein thrombosis/clot)

While not common (up to 10% in some reported studies), long haul flights ie. those over 4 hours, can increase any individual’s risk of developing a DVT. This is particularly so if someone is over 60 years of age, has significant medical problems, is pregnant, is using oestrogen containing medications or has varicose vein disease.

Another simple method of helping to reduce this risk, apart from drinking plenty of non-alcoholic and caffeine-free beverages and frequently getting up to walk around, is to wear compression hosiery. There is no evidence that Aspirin protects against developing a DVT.

Palm clinic offers a full range of comfortable, affordable flight socks that our experienced team will fit for you.

 

Venous Leg Ulcers

Venous Leg Ulcers

Patients coming to Palm Clinic regarding their varicose veins are often concerned that they may develop a venous leg ulcer.

They recall an older relative "who used to have awful legs with ulcers, and I do not want that".

The most common causes of any lower leg ulcer are venous hypertension, arterial disease, neuropathy (often associated with diabetes), pressure injury and ischaemia (poor blood supply)

Venous leg ulceration is a debilitating chronic condition that affects people of all ages but is more common in those aged over 65.

It is generally considered to result from venous occlusion, incompetent calf muscle function or venous valve failure (varicose veins).

It is strongly related to risk factors such as a family history of previous surgery for varicose veins, venous disease, phlebitis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) congestive heart failure (CHF), obesity, immobility and previous leg injury.

Prevention requires management of underlying venous disease using such modalities as are available at Palm Clinic including Endovenous Ablation and Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy.

Staff at Palm Clinic are also trained in the fitting of compression hosiery which is of benefit in both treatment and prevention of venous ulceration.