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Body Jet Water Liposuction
Known as "water lipo," Body Jet water assisted liposuction is a popular new technique in surgical fat reduction and body contouring. Like other liposuction methods, the point is to remove fat deposits in the body that have been resistant to dieting and exercise.
How is Body Jet Liposuction different from traditional liposuction?
The difference with Body Jet liposuction is in the method of dislodging fat; traditional liposuction methods require extensive manipulation of your tissues with a cannula, while Body Jet uses water to gently dislodge the fat for easy removal. This water-assisted method minimizes tissue trauma, bruising, and blood loss, while still providing excellent results.
You might compare it to tumescent liposuction, which is basically the standard among plastic surgeons today. In order to ease discomfort, tumescent liposuction introduces a large quantity of saline, lidocaine, and adrenaline into the body. The Body Jet liposuction procedure utilizes the same fluids, but in lesser amounts, which allows Dr. Gottlieb to achieve more precise contouring of the body.
How Does Body Jet Liposuction Work?
All methods of liposuction require small surgical incisions near the treated areas, and the insertion of a tiny tube called a cannula. The cannula is attached to a suction device that removes fat from the body. Basically, the body jet liposuction method adds the following steps:
- Tumescent liquid infiltrates the body to numb the treated areas.
- Fluid gently sprays the targeted fat to dislodge it as it is simultaneously removed with suction.
- Aspiration process removes fluid to allow an accurate assessment of treatment.
What body areas can I have treated with Body Jet Liposuction?
Typical areas of treatment include, but are not limited to, the following:
What happens after my Body Jet liposuction procedure?
While recovery time with water-assisted liposuction is significantly reduced, it will vary depending on the extent of your body contouring procedure. Many patients report being pain free within a week. Ask Dr. Gottlieb about the recovery time necessary for your specific procedure.
Once healing is complete, you'll be able to appreciate a slimmer body, which you can further improve by maintaining regular exercise and a healthy diet. If you gain weight after liposuction, it will be distributed to areas that were not treated.
I'm interested — how should I proceed?
If you're interested in Body Jet liposuction with Jourdan Gottlieb MD, you should be healthy, at a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about cosmetic surgery. To learn more, contact Plastic Surgery Seattle today to set up a consultation.