Hip and waist liposuction

Hips and Waist Liposculpture

Liposuction to the waist involves treating the hips and underbra area to improve contour and create a more youthful waist.  The so called muffin tops are created by fat in the hip region so treating this area makes wearing jeans and slacks much more comfortable.

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Abdomen and Waist Liposuction

Abdomen and Waist Liposuction

Using liposculpture I removed 1600ml of fat from this patient's abdomen, waist and hips resulting in a much more youthful figure which has made a profound difference to her style of clothing and the way she feels about her body image.  I have also treated her inner thighs with liposuction resulting in less rubbing together of the upper thighs.

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Facial Veins and Aurora IPL

Facial Veins and Aurora IPL

Facial veins are a common problem for men and women.  At Palm Clinic we treat facial veins and rosacea with either Aurora (combined IPL and radiofrequency) or Coolglide 1064 NdYag laser or a combination of both.

The initial reaction is some facial flushing and the veins can turn a little dark if they are large but within 2-3 weeks the veins fade.

You may need between 1-5 treatments depending on the severity of the problem with an average of 2-3 treatmments being the norm.

In this case the veins are more of a birthmark quality but show excellent clearance with Aurora.

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Fraxel Laser for Melasma and Skin Texture

Melasma and skin textural issues were resolved for this patient with Fraxel Dual Laser. 

Fraxel works by punching tiny microscopic holes in the skin which are then repaired with new skin.  The hyperactive melanocytes that cause melasma are replaced with melanocytes that do not produce so much melanin.

Melasma is a complex condition and results will vary considerably from patient to patient.  At Palm Clinic we have seen some excellent results for melasma with the Fraxel Dual Laser but in some cases the results have not been as good.  It is critical that the skin is protected from UV light before and after treatment and any hormonal issues need to be stabilised before treatment.

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Tips for Preventing DVT

Prevention of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) mainly involves using the foot pump and calf muscle pump to stimulate blood flow through the deep veins.

Blood is taken down to the feet through arteries and taken back to the lungs and heart via veins.  About 90% of the venous blood is returned via the deep veins which are situated inside the calf and thigh muscles. 

The foot pump involves squeezing of blood through a complicated venous plexus in the foot and the blood is then further squeezed towards the heart via calf and thigh muscle action on the deep veins.

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Liposuction and Pregnancy

I am often asked if liposuction should be performed before or after a planned pregnancy.  There is no golden rule but if you have concerns about a particular area of your body prior to a planned pregnancy it is very reasonable to treat it with liposculpture beforehand.

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Acne Scars and Fraxel Laser

Acne Scars and Fraxel Laser

Acne scars improve significantly with Fraxel laser which is the best treatment we have found for this distressing problem says Dr John Barrett of Palm Clinic.

Fraxel is a fractionated resurfacing laser which is capable of partially replacing the acne scars with new skin with significantly improved skin texture.  If necessary this can be combined with dermal fillers to lift the deeper depressed acne scars and at Palm Clinic we also have the Aspect range of skin products, IPL, facials, peels plus lightwave therapy and microdermabrasion for maintenance of you acne prone skin.

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Close up of the back of a woman’s legs as she walks down a beach

Treat Your Varicose Veins over Autumn and Winter

Autumn and winter are the best seasons to get varicose veins treatment. Not only is compression hosiery (which you must wear after treatment) most tolerable in the cooler months, it can also take a few months for legs to look their best for spring and summer. At Palm Clinic, our vein care treatments are focused on comfort and confidence for your every step, and as our experts recommend, that means taking the time now to treat your legs and be ready for the warmer days to come.

Let’s explore your vein care treatment options here at Palm Clinic and why it’s best to start treatment during the cooler seasons.

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Liposuction for male breast

Breast reduction for men

Liposuction for Gynaecomastia. The male chest is a common area of concern for men.  Many men have a problem called gynaecomastia which prersents as early as puberty and can be related to a nubbin of breast tissue.  More commonly though the "moobs" are formed by excess fat in the chest caused by the fat cells in that area preferentially attracting fat.  So for many men the chest is the first area to put weight on and the last area for fat to go during exercise and diet.

Liposuction or liposculpture are the best ways of treating this condition.  Under a special type of local anaesthetic the fat is suctioned out of the chest leaving a contour which more closely follows the pectoral muscles resulting in a more masculine and toned appearance.

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Breast reduction without scars

Breast Reduction by Liposuction

Put off breast reduction by the thought of scarring?  With liposuction at Palm Clinic, breast reduction can be achieved without any visible scars.

Liposuction to reduce the size of the breasts is achieved through two tiny holes under the breast and one in the armpit.  You can achieve significant cup size reduction by suctioning the excess fat from the breast.  By taking the weight off, the breast is also lifted giving a more perky look to the breast.

Breast reduction by liposuction is very well tolerated and the majority of my patients return to work within three days.  A special breast garment is worn for 4-5 days then a sports bra without an underwire for the next 6 weeks.

Any assymetry of the breast can be corrected at the same time.

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Consulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam DunnConsulatation at Palm Clinic with Dr Sam Dunn

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