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Liposculpture is liposuction performed under tumescent anaesthesia (a type of local anaesthetic) which allows the body to be sculptured in 3D resulting in the best possible body contour.

Dr John Barrett of Palm Clinic has performed over 1000 cases of liposculpture.

Because you are not under a  general anaesthetic we can ask you to move whenever we need to make sure we visualise your body in a 3D perspective ensuring that the body is sculpted rather than just sucking out the fat while you are lying unconscious in one plane only. At the end of the procedure we get you to stand up so we can observe the effect of gravity and then make any final adjustments that may be required.  This ensures you will get the best possible improvement in body contour.

Liposculpture can be used for any area of the body that has excess fat but common areas include abdomen, hips, thighs, waist, ankles and calves, arms, buttocks, flanks, chin and jowls and breast reduction. Genuine before and after photo's of liposculpture can be viewed in our before & after image gallery.

Tumescent anaesthesia is a local anaesthetic technique using very dilute quantities of lignocaine and adrenaline (epinephrine) which allows the procedure to be performed without general anaesthesia. Light sedation is used to further enhance patient comfort during the liposuction. Most patients are able to return to work within three days.

Liposculpture is not a method of weight reduction. It is best used on patients who exercise regularly, have a good diet but are still unable to remove stubborn areas of fat. These areas are often genetically pre-determined.

Liposculpture requires an aesthetic eye to ensure ideal body contour. Excellent technique requires constant review during the procedure and most patients stand toward the end of the procedure to ensure the contour is just right.

Most patients chat during the procedure while others drift off to sleep. Most are back to work on day three and the leakage of tumescent fluid has normally ceased by day two.

Liposculpture risks and costs will be discussed at the initial consultation. Prices vary considerably from patient to patient.