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

Dr Peter Paraskevas presents at the ACCS Liposuction ADVANCED Workshop
August 28, 2019
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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. While you’ve probably heard the horror stories about cosmetic procedures in foreign countries –unwanted side effects, poor patient care, and complicated surgeries – you may not realise those same risks apply here in Australia. In this article, we aim to show you how you can minimise risks associated with cosmetic surgeries like liposuction.

What should patients do to protect themselves?

The first thing you should do when considering undertaking liposuction is to thoroughly research liposuction procedures. Depending upon your circumstances or your expectations, you may benefit from undergoing one form of liposuction over another, such as VASER or Laser Liposuction. In addition to helping you truly decide whether you need liposuction, carrying out your own research will also help you understand more about the procedure when discussing your options with your doctor. You will be able to further understand the difference between the forms of liposuction and make a more informed decision.

Researching the procedure will also help you to understand what you should expect from the clinic with regards to necessary aftercare, any potential complications from the procedure, your expectations of the procedure, and how much fat will be removed. The clinic’s obligations stretch beyond simply carrying out the procedure, so it is important that you research the recovery options offered by each clinic you research.

Credentials of the Clinic

In addition to carrying out your own research on liposuction, you should also check the credentials of any clinic you are considering undergoing a liposuction procedure with. You should check to make sure that the clinic is fully accredited with Vic Health and fully registered to undertake the liposuction procedure. If you don’t investigate the credentials of the clinic, you will be taking a serious gamble with your own health.

To receive the best care, you should examine the experience and reputation of the doctor carrying out your liposuction. If you want the best, then you should opt for the most experienced and qualified practitioner who specialises in liposuction. If you choose to have liposuction from an unlicensed clinic, then you are taking a dangerous chance with your health. Additionally, you should make sure that your surgeon is aware of the correct methods of sedation, in order to minimise the chances of systematic toxicity, which can lead to death.

In other words, it is vital that you carry out your own research before you choose a clinic. You should be aware of the licenses and registrations that your clinic holds, as well as the qualifications and specialities of the surgeon.

Why the Sculpture Clinic?

Sculpture Clinic (part of Paras Clinic) is fully accredited with Vic Health and are registered to carry out liposuction procedures. In addition, our clinic has been modified to more closely resemble a private hospital, allowing us to offer:

  • Pre-operative/Consultation
  • Procedure
  • Recovery

All our policies and procedures on the following have been scrutinised to meet the required health regulations and standards.

  • Clinical Care (from pre-admission to discharge and post-operative care)
  • Infection Control
  • Clinical Deterioration
  • Governance (credentials and patient safety, patient experience)
  • Workforce (staff credentials/competencies and ongoing training)
  • Health Services Permit

Our adoption of the above code ensures that our clinic follows the appropriate health standards and regulations in preventing infection, providing comprehensive care, and recognising and responding to acute deterioration.

Therefore, if you opt to have liposuction from the Sculpture Clinic (part of Paras Clinic), you will be able to rest assured knowing that you will receive some of the best care on offer in Victoria. In addition to our highly skilled staff, we offer amazing recovery care that will take care of you after your procedure, as well as cover any complications should these rare occurrences arise.

Key Takeaways

  • Unfortunately, unscrupulous surgeons do practice in Australia, so it is important that as a patient, you do research into not only the surgeon carrying out the procedure, but also the clinic and its accreditation.
  • Sculpture Clinic (part of Paras Clinic) is fully accredited with Vic Health and are registered to carry out liposuction procedures.
  • Book your appointment with Dr Paraskevas today