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Liposuction & fat transfer

Tumescent liposuction is recognised as the safest form of liposuction. Dr Ken Macdonald from KM Surgical fills us in on the benefits of this popular technology.



Offering an unparalleled opportunity to improve body contours without general anaesthetic, tumescent liposuction improves your body’s shape by removing unwanted fat in a very careful manner with microcannulae.

Tumescent liposuction creates attractive body contours in a safe and comfortable way with a quick recovery to normal activities. Different people can benefit from this very safe type of liposuction if they have disproportionate fat collections and if they have already done their best with diet and exercise, but just cannot get the improvement they want.

Tumescent liposuction can be the best solution for many people and takes over where ultrasound and cryolypolisis can’t go.

As we age, our fat layers thin down and clump, and are also subject to gravity.

Fat grafting gives a permanent increase in volume to depleted sites. Exciting new advances with micro fat help fat cell survival and reduce recipient site inflammation and fat cell loss.

You can expect a quick recovery and long-lasting volume improvement, and you may also benefit from the adipose derived stem cell rejuvenation which can accompany these procedures.

For suitable patients, fat can be transferred from a donor site to a recipient site using small cannulas.

Fat transfer procedures are done using a local anaesthetic and with light sedation and can achieve excellent results for augmentation of facial, eyelid, and hand sites.

Fat transfer to breast and buttocks uses the tumescent liposuction technique to take fat from parts of your body with fat to spare, purifies it and injects it into fat depleted sites.

This can be an option for some women who are looking for a modest increase in breast size and shape and who prefer a natural result without an implant.

Fat transfer can also be used for scars and other conditions where there is fat loss.

Think about an appointment with KM Surgical – the liposuction Vaser™, Microaire™ PAL and fat grafting experts at Avenue Health.



Cosmetic tattooing: a beauty must have

Cosmetic tattooing has come a long way in technology and technique – it’s now the must-have beauty boost of the future.


Angela Millar has a rewarding career in micropigmentation, framing faces with youthful semi-permanent eyebrows and eyeliner.

Feathered, powdered or a combination of the two they are now more natural and flattering than ever before.

“They don’t look like they’re tattooed at all,” says Angela, who has 30 years in the beauty industry.

“They used to be quite heavily applied with ink. Now the treatment sits a lot higher on the skin, and looks more natural. They just fade beautifully over time, lasting from one to three years.

“No micro-blading is involved, just a superfine nano needle barely scratching the skin’s top layer in the gentlest way, I pre-map and draw them on first, and take time talking things through. Eye liner can be either fine or dramatic, it’s up to each client.”

Angela is part of the KM Surgical and Dermatology specialist medical facility in The Avenue Health building on Bealey Avenue, with the advantage of working in a day-stay accredited facility.

Scrupulous in her pre-consolation, she travels regularly to the latest training and conferences, and has invested in quality machines from America and Germany.

“After the first treatment, they only need to be refreshed. I love a day doing this, as everyone always walks in smiling! You wake up in the morning, exercise or swim and still look great with no makeup. And it really does make you look younger.”