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Body-Jet Liposuction

What is Body-Jet Liposuction?

A gentle, minimally invasive procedure, water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL) is a totally new liposuction technique and the first of its kind in the US. Body-Jet liposuction uses highly concentrated streams of water to dislodge the fat from your body so that it can be removed. This technique is easier on the body and minimizes damage to the surrounding cells, blood vessels, soft tissues and muscles.

How Does Body-Jet Water Liposuction Work?

Bypassing the discomfort and trauma typically experienced with conventional liposuction, Body-Jet liposuction provides long-lasting results as well as desired body contour. Using water-jet technology, fat is removed from the body with significantly less force than older liposuction techniques. Fat cells are detached from their surrounding tissues by the power of the water-jet, allowing the suction cannula to move freely. Trauma to surrounding tissues is limited. Body-Jet lipo includes 3 phases:

  • infiltration (fluid to numb treatment areas)
  • infiltration/aspiration (gentle fluid spray dislodges fat while simultaneously suctioning it out
  • drying (final aspiration to remove fluid for precise results)

How Does Body-Jet Liposuction Differ from Other Liposuction Techniques?

With Body-Jet liposuction, patients experience smooth, long-lasting results with minimal discomfort and downtime:

  • consistent results
  • gentle and safe procedure
  • less bleeding
  • less bruising
  • less downtime
  • less scarring
  • less swelling

What Areas Can Be Treated with Body-Jet Liposuction?

Almost any area of the body with excessive fat deposits may be treated. The most frequently treated areas are the abdomen, knees, arms, hips, thighs and beneath the chin. Patients often choose to treat multiple problem areas at one time, as Body-Jet lipo is a quick procedure with minimal downtime. Recovery is usually easy and quick. Many patients report being almost pain-free and are able to return to normal activity, including exercise after just a few days.

Benefits

Compared to traditional liposuction, Body-Jet has many benefits:

  • effects are more permanent than traditional liposuction
  • fat cells are permanently removed from the areas that have been treated
  • it cuts down on bruising, bleeding and swelling
  • it cuts down on recovery time
  • it cuts down the risks of being put under general anesthesia
  • no need to stay in the hospital overnight
  • shorter procedure time

Am I a Candidate?

The right candidates for Body-Jet liposuction are similar to those who will benefit the most from traditional liposuction as well. Candidates should:

  • be committed to a healthy lifestyle
  • be in good health
  • have a positive attitude
  • have firm, elastic skin with localized areas of fat on their bodies
  • have realistic expectations

Many people who get liposuction are not able to remove stubborn areas of fat from certain parts of their body through dieting and exercise so they turn to the procedure in order to get rid of the unwanted fat and improve their look. Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment! Candidates should only be between slightly to moderately overweight.

Risks of Water-Jet Assisted Liposuction

As with any other surgical procedure, Body-Jet liposuction comes with some risks. The most common side effects include:

  • pain
  • redness
  • skin irregularities called rippling
  • swelling in the affected areas

You will most likely experience some soreness for a few days until you recover from the procedure. There is a risk of damage to the treated area, although the procedure allows for minimal bruising and a more detailed contouring of the body. If you are experiencing pain after the surgery, your doctor will prescribe painkillers or special garments to wear for recovery.

Before the procedure, you will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and risks. Your physician will provide you with detailed information about the procedure, risks and advice on how to care for yourself after the procedure.

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This page was last updated on 12/08/2014 6:12 PM PST by Staff at Oasis MD
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