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What is water-jet assisted liposuction?

Water-jet assisted liposuction is a totally new liposuction technique and the first of its kind in the United States. The Body-Jet device is a revolutionary alternative to traditional liposuction that is gentle, fast, and effective. Using the flow of water to dislodge fat, this technique is unlike any other, providing many advantages like:

  • Gentle procedure
  • Minimally invasive
  • Rapid recovery
  • Excellent results

Using a gentle, pulsating spray of fluid, water-jet assisted liposuction dislodges fat without the brute force used in traditional liposuction procedures. Fat is loosened from connective tissues by the gentle fluid spray and then simultaneously removed. This gentle method results in minimal bruising and tissue trauma, while still achieving excellent results.

How does Body-Jet work?

Body-Jet introduces gentle pulses of fluid while simultaneously dislodging and removing fat. In essence, Body-Jet is designed to aid the physician in loosening fat using a unique pulsating spray. This fluid spray separates fat from other tissue effectively and with minimal trauma. Body-Jet also removes fluids from the patient as quickly as the fluids are introduced. Because less fluid is in the patient at any given time there is minimal discomfort and a faster, potentially more accurate procedure is possible.

What are the benefits?

Body-Jet sculpts your shape with minimal downtime and discomfort. Often this procedure may be performed under local anesthesia (which varies based on individual doctor treatment protocols and individual case requirements) and most patients are back to work and resume normal activity in just days. The gentle method of Body-Jet provides accurate results with minimal bruising.

Is Body-Jet right for me?

In general, the ideal candidate for Body-Jet is in good health and not more than 25 pounds overweight. Those with localized, exercise-resistant fat deposits will obtain the best results. If you are looking for a way to shed fat without a lot of downtime, discuss with your doctor to determine if Body-Jet might be right for you.

How is Body-Jet different from traditional liposuction?

Body-Jet delivers pulses of saline fluids to gently dislodge fat for removal. This novel approach eliminates the need for the brute force movement of a tube (suction cannula) which is necessary with traditional liposuction. Traditional liposuction also requires a lengthy pre-infiltration phase where large quantities of tumescent fluid (a saline, adrenaline, lidocaine mixture) are introduced into the body. While Body-Jet uses these same fluids, less of the medications are typically needed during the procedure.

These medications are used by your doctor to reduce discomfort and to manage bleeding. With Body-Jet, the quantity of fluid maintained at any given time within the body is greatly reduced. This allows the physician to accomplish a better anatomical assessment with an improved means for accurately removing fat during the procedure. This new approach using the Body-Jet often can yield a superior cosmetic result. Body-Jet is frequently performed in less time than traditional liposuction and patients experience less bruising due to the gentle water spray technique.

When can I return to normal activity?

Recovery is usually easy and quick with Body-Jet. In fact, many report being almost pain free after just a few days and are thrilled with how quickly they are able to return to normal activity, including exercise.