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August 25, 2021

Does lipoedema get worse?

Once diagnosed, patients wonder if lipoedema will continue to worsen. The answer is, yes, it often does without management. It is typically a progressive condition and may become more severe with symptoms growing worse as time passes.
August 16, 2021

Early intervention for lower leg lipoedema

Lipoedema can be a debilitating disease, causing physical pain, reduced mobility, and psychological distress. They say prevention is better than a cure and while there is no cure for lipoedema, the disease can be managed, and early intervention is key to preventing or limiting the symptoms that intrude on normal life.
June 10, 2021

Lipoedema treatment and management

Lipoedema treatment and management can greatly improve a patient’s quality of life. Lipoedema is a fat disorder that causes fat cells to disproportionately build up in the legs, thighs, buttocks (and sometimes arms).
May 31, 2021

Is there a connection between lipoedema and varicose veins?

A connection between lipoedema and varicose veins is plausible. Although a link is not yet well defined in research, they are at least regularly identified together. In today’s blog, let’s look at the possible links and how it affects lipoedema treatment.
May 13, 2021

Treating lipoedema with liposuction

Using liposuction to treat lipoedema gives patients a longed-for answer to the symptoms of this condition. There is no cure for lipoedema, but treatments can relieve symptoms. Liposuction surgery gives lipoedema sufferers a chance to reclaim their lives without the repercussions of the condition getting in the way.
July 23, 2020

It’s hard to get a lipoedema diagnosis: Why is that?

Lipoedema is a chronic, incurable disease that can have a significant impact on patients’ wellbeing, both physically and psychologically. In fact, some people can be so severely restricted by the condition that they eventually become homebound.
April 20, 2020

What Is Tumescent Anaesthetic and how is it used for Liposuction?

With any form of cosmetic procedure like liposuction, the nature of the anaesthesia used is an important and serious matter.
September 3, 2019

Considering liposuction? How to ensure you get the best medical care.

Cosmetic procedures, as with any form of operation, are not without the risk of complications. Therefore, if you’re considering receiving any form of cosmetic surgery, you should learn about the procedure and educate yourself on the associated risks, as well as how to minimise those risks.
August 28, 2019

Dr Peter Paraskevas presents at the ACCS Liposuction ADVANCED Workshop

Dr Peter Paraskevas was again proud to represent the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) at the Liposuction Advanced Workshop over the weekend.
August 7, 2019

Dr Peter Paraskevas presents at the ACCS Liposuction BASIC Workshop

Dr Peter Paraskevas was proud to present at the annual Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery Liposuction Basic Workshop recently.
June 26, 2019

Does Liposuction Lead to Loose Skin?

It is no secret that rapid weight loss often results in a noticeable amount of loose skin. Consequently, one might be led to believe that liposuction would also result in this phenomenon.
May 16, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Lipoedema and Lymphedema?

Lipoedema (or lipodema) and lymphedema are two medical conditions that are often mistaken for one another. Although similar in name, these two conditions impact the body in significantly different ways.
March 12, 2019

The Dangers of Excessive Liposuction

Everyone wants to be the best version of themselves that they can be. It’s only natural. However, one of the most common requests we hear at our surgery is: “Take it all out, Doc! I don’t want any fat left behind,”
February 21, 2019

Why Diet and Exercise Won’t Get Rid of Cankles

The word “cankle” became widespread in pop culture when Jason Alexander’s character in the movie Shallow Hal used the term to describe an overweight women’s lower leg.
January 31, 2019

Case Study: Laser Liposuction 35-year-old Woman

Stomach fat is often regarded as unhealthy, yet many women who are otherwise perfectly healthy have excess abdominal fat and find it almost impossible to shift.
December 12, 2018

Victorian Government Issues New Regulations for Cosmetic Surgeries

State Government issues important changes to regulations surrounding day procedure centres for cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction in Victoria.
November 21, 2018

How does a Silhouette Soft Thread Lift work?

If you’re experiencing signs of ageing on your face or neck and looking for a non-invasive alternative to a traditional surgical facelift, you have probably heard of a procedure called the Silhouette Soft thread lift.
October 2, 2018

Get Rid of Cankles With Liposuction

What are cankles? If your ankles are swollen, overlarge, or seem to merge with your calves rather than being clearly defined, you may know them as ‘cankles‘.
August 22, 2018

The Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery Tourism: Don’t Risk Getting Liposuction Overseas

At first it sounds like the perfect plan – a quick and cheap holiday to a nearby country and enjoying a cocktail while you relax by the poolside, recovering from your liposuction.
July 17, 2018

Say Goodbye to Love Handles with VASER Liposuction

For the love handles we don’t love, it would be wonderful to kiss them goodbye! VASER Liposuction could help achieve that goal.