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Liposuction is a body contouring procedure in which a surgeon removes fat from specific areas of the body to shape them. Common areas where lipo is performed for fat removal include the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, and neck. Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves a fair amount of recovery. Now, a new type of liposuction called Body Jet is available that uses a pressurized stream of water and is gentler than traditional lipo. Continue reading to find out why Body-Jet® should be your first choice if you are looking for great results with minimum downtime.

What is Body Jet? What is lipo water?

Body-Jet, also known as lipo water, is a water assisted liposuction system. It is a cosmetic surgery for fat removal that uses the power of water. A stream of pressurized water at the tip of the cannula helps to dislodge fat cells. A cannula is a hollow tube that is inserted into the treatment area to remove fat.

Unlike traditional liposuction methods in which the cannula needs to be moved back and forth to dislodge stubborn fatty tissue, in water jet assisted liposuction, the force of a gentle jet of water accomplishes this. This water force creates significantly less trauma than conventional lipo methods. The surrounding connective tissue, including nerves and blood vessels, remain unharmed during a water assisted fat transfer procedure. As a result, the recovery time is shorter. In short, a Body Jet procedure is a more gentle removal of fat.

Usage and Benefits

Body Jet is a fast, effective, and safe method of getting rid of unwanted fatty tissue. The innovative technology ensures a superior patient experience. Some of the key advantages of water assisted liposuction with Body Jet are listed below.

Tumescent solution

The tumescent solution is a mixture of normal saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine that provides anesthesia and reduces blood loss, swelling, and bruising. It is injected into the fat before liposuction to facilitate the removal of fat. Water assisted liposuction requires 70% less tumescent fluid compared to traditional lipo.

Vital adipose tissue

The fat cells removed through water assisted lipo are vital (alive and healthy). They can, therefore, be used as fat grafts in other parts of the body such as the face for facial rejuvenation. In comparison, traditional lipo is associated with significantly more trauma to the surrounding tissue, stem cells, and fat cells. Body-Jet is preferred over traditional methods of fat harvesting and fat transfer when the fat is planned to be transferred to other parts of the body.

Faster procedure

Body Jet lipo takes less time to perform than traditional liposuction because irrigation and aspiration of fat cells can be performed at the same time, meaning the system can simultaneously dislodge and suction the fat without the need for re injection. The power of the water assisted liposuction system can be adjusted so that there is less trauma to blood vessels and nerves. The recovery time is shorter after water lipo because there is less swelling and bruising.

Anesthesia

Body Jet lipo is performed under local anesthesia, which is a more mild anesthesia. Water assisted liposuction is, therefore, associated with less risk compared to some other types of lipo that require general anesthesia.

Safety

Water jet applications such as Body Jet lipo have been used for many years without any reports of serious complications. The entire Body Jet system is a closed loop sterile system for fat harvesting to keep the infection risk low.

Is Body Jet lipo as effective as traditional liposuction?

Water jet lipo is a safe and effective cosmetic treatment for patients who have small, isolated pockets of unwanted fat. It may not, however, be suitable for people who want removal of a large volume of fat. In such individuals, the change may not be noticeable.

Body Jet vs VASER liposuction

VASER is a type of procedure in which the surgeon uses ultrasound energy to break up adipose tissue. An additional advantage of VASER is that it stimulates collagen production and helps with skin tightening. Therefore, if there is loose skin in the target area, the surgeon may recommend VASER over Body Jet lipo.

Which fat cells removal procedure is right for me?

Each type of lipo has its pros and cons. A board certified cosmetic surgeon can help you decide which specific type of fat cell removal procedure is best for you. Water assisted liposuction is associated with minimal risk and quick recovery, so it is definitely worth considering.

Am I a good candidate for Body Jet?

Most patients are good candidates for Body-Jet® lipo which has a more gentle effect than traditional lipo. The final decision will rest with your cosmetic surgeon. They will obtain a complete medical history and perform a physical examination before deciding if Body-Jet® can be performed safely and effectively for you.

It is worth noting that Body Jet liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It is a body contouring procedure that is performed to address pockets of stubborn fat in problem areas like the belly, flanks, thighs, and hips.

How much does Body Jet liposuction cost?

The cost of Body Jet lipo varies depending on the area being treated. On average, costs range from $2,500 to $8,000.

Ready to book a consultation for Bodyjet?

Body Jet uses the gentle power of water to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in common problem areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. If you want to find out whether this is a good option for you, it's important to consult a board certified cosmetic surgeon who has experience with this type of cosmetic surgery.

The MeTime app makes it easy to find experienced cosmetic surgeons in your area. You can chat with experts, schedule a video consult, upload pictures, and have suggestions sent directly to you. Find out more about water assisted liposuction with Body Jet. Download the MeTime app today!

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