Water jet assisted liposuction, also known as body-jet liposuction, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a water spray to dislodge fat cells before they are removed. It is a relatively new technique that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its many benefits over liposuction methods.
During the water jet assisted liposuction procedure, a small cannula is inserted into the targeted area, and a gentle spray of saline solution is used to loosen the fat cells. The fat cells are then suctioned out of the body, leaving the surrounding tissue largely intact. This technique is less traumatic than traditional liposuction, which can cause more tissue damage and a longer recovery time.
Body-jet liposuction is particularly effective for treating stubborn areas of fat that are difficult to remove with diet and exercise alone. It is often used to contour the abdomen, hips, thighs, and arms. This procedure is suitable for both men and women who are in good health and have realistic expectations about the results.
Water Jet Assisted Liposuction
This technique is less invasive than traditional liposuction methods and reduces the risk of side effects significantly.
How it Works
During the WAL procedure, the surgeon uses a thin hollow tube, or cannula, to dislodge the fat and suction it out. The cannula is attached to a pressurized water-jet that gently loosens the fat cells from the connective tissue. The fat cells are then aspirated out of the body. The water-jet also helps to minimize tissue trauma and bleeding, resulting in less pain and faster recovery times.
Water Jet Assisted Liposuction has several advantages over traditional liposuction methods.
- First, the use of water-jet technology reduces the risk of tissue trauma and bleeding. This results in less pain and faster recovery times for the patient.
- Second, the water-jet is more precise than traditional liposuction methods, allowing the surgeon to target specific areas of the body more accurately.
- Finally, the use of water-jet technology reduces the risk of side effects, such as bruising and swelling, which are common with traditional liposuction methods.
Like any medical procedure, Water Jet Assisted Liposuction has some disadvantages.
- First, the procedure can be more expensive than traditional liposuction methods.
- Second, not all surgeons are trained in the use of water-jet technology, so it may be more difficult to find a qualified surgeon who can perform the procedure.
- Finally, while the risk of side effects is lower with water-jet technology, there is still a risk of complications, such as infection or bleeding.