62018Jul
Liposuction: is surgery better than non-surgical techniques?

Liposuction: is surgery better than non-surgical techniques?

Traditional surgical liposuction (suction assisted lipoplasty) has been perfected and proven over many decades. Dr Alan Breidahl has had more than 20 years experience with this procedure and has honed his techniques to achieve very good results in the appropriate patients. In the last few years many alternative ‘non-surgical’  fat reduction techniques have been developed…

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212018Feb
Liposuction versus Liposculpture; what does the terminology mean?

Liposuction versus Liposculpture; what does the terminology mean?

Terminology in plastic surgery can often be confusing for patients. The field of liposuction is a good example. Originally called liposuction, it soon became called “suction assisted lipoplasty”(SAL), and then the term liposculpture appeared, followed closely by “tumescent” liposuction, “ultrasonic” liposuction, “vaser” liposuction, and “power assisted liposuction”(PAL). How are these different and how does it…

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32017Dec
The Perfect Breast Augmentation

The Perfect Breast Augmentation

All patients and surgeons interested in breast augmentation would love to know a technique that resulted in the ‘perfect breast augmentation’. I recently reviewed a patient whose breasts I augmented 14 years ago, and both she and I could only describe them as perfect. What makes them perfect? Firstly, how they feel to the patient….

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242017Sep

Important breast augmentation techniques to minimise the risk of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

The discovery of the new disease, Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ACLC), has led to a major re-think regarding the operative techniques for breast augmentation. It is important to note BIA-ALCL is a very rare condition, affecting an estimated 1 out of every 100,000 women with textured breast implants. No women who have…

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302017Aug

Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

The appearance of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has been a great shock to many caring plastic surgeons who are most concerned for their patients welfare. The TGA in Australia and the FDA in America are being kept appraised of the development of this new disease, and both of these government organisations…

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