Dr Peter Paraskevas was again proud to represent the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) at the Liposuction Advanced Workshop over the weekend.
It was a gruelling 2 days of training and involved hands-on training of Registrars of the ACCS in an immersive and highly educational environment.
Every year, the Advanced Workshop helps build on the skills of liposuction and introduce treatments of advanced areas, such as liposuction of the arms, lower legs or cankles (lipoedema), chin (double chin), inner thighs and buttocks.
One of the major points of discussion was the increasing popularity of fat grafting, over recent years and the high number of Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBLs). Registrars were lectured on the advancements of fat grafting and stem cell therapy and its use in modern-day cosmetic medicine, but also of the real dangers of fat grafting (BBL). There were lectures on fat loss devices, their role and how they compare to tumescent liposuction and lipoedema (cankles) and ways of managing this progressively debilitating condition.
As always, the time given by the experienced liposuction trainers is volunteered. This year we were honoured to have Dr Ron Feiner demonstrate chin liposuction and Dr Soo Keat Lim demonstrate high definition liposuction without a Vaser or laser machine and only his skill and artistry. Dr Meaghan Heckenburg worked tirelessly on 2 cases, one being a case of cankles and the other upper arm liposuction. Dr Paraskevas demonstrated the intricacies of shaping the waist and buttocks without having to graft fat into the buttocks, thereby creating a natural, curvy figure, minus the artificial enhancements of a BBL.
The registrars were an absolute delight to teach and demonstrated a great level of skill. They will most certainly make excellent liposuctionists in the future.