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Palm Clinic offers liposuction in Auckland, New Zealand for body contouring.  The particular type of liposuction that Dr John Barrett uses is called liposculpture using local anaesthetic (tumescent anaesthetic) and microcannulas for minimum downtime - back to work in 3 days only.

Dr John Barrett of Palm Clinic trained with Dr Jeffrey Klein in California who invented the tumescent liposculpture technique. Genuine liposuction before and after photo's are available in the Before and After Gallery and at the initial consultation.

Dr Barrett also trained with the originators of liposuction, Dr Giorgio Fischer from Rome and Dr Pierre Fournier from Paris.  Dr Barrett has now completed over 1000 cases of liposuction making him one of the most experienced liposuction practitioners in New Zealand.

As you can see from the diagram liposuction can be performed on virtually any area of the body. For women the most popular areas are tummy, hips, waist, thighs and breast reduction. 


















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liposuction making him one of the most experienced liposuction practitioners in New Zealand. Liposuction has been continually refined in both Europe and America and is now the world's most popular cosmetic surgery procedure.

Modern liposuction though really came of age when transformed by Dr. Jeffrey Klein of San Juan Capistrano in California. Since 1985 he has developed what is now called the tumescent technique in which a local anaesthetic solution is used to numb the tissue before the procedure is commenced. This solution also vastly reduces the amount of bruising after the procedure, which used to be a major complication of conventional liposuction surgery.

Much more refined results are possible with tumescent liposuction (often referred to as liposculpture) than with conventional liposuction. As the patient can stand towards the end of the procedure final adjustments can be performed which improves the overall result. The figure can be truly sculpted. Liposuction has a high rate of patient satisfaction and most women can return to work in 3 days and only need to wear the garments in the majority of cases for 3 days..