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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 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.

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. 

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.

In some cases of liposuction a laser, vaser or ultrasound may be used to assist the liposuction practitioner by making the fat easier to remove.  These techniques add additional cost to the procedure and require larger incision sites and can be associated with more risk such as burns, seromas and infection.  Dr Barrett prefers to use liposculpture unassisted by such technology as he believes it allows him more precision, better sculpting and less risk to the patient.

At the initial consultation Dr Barrett will assess your concerns, examine you and make recommendations on what would be the best areas to treat for maximum outcome. He will explain the post liposuction requirements, the risks of liposuction and go through a full consent process.  He will also provide you with an accurate quote of costs for liposuction based on his findings.  At the end of the consultation you should have all the information you need to go away and consider whether you wish to proceed.  You are welcome to email further questions to Dr Barrett or one of his liposuction nurses. At no time will you feel under pressure to proceed.