Body Jet Liposuction Surgery - also known as 'Water Liposuction' or 'Water-assisted liposuction' - is an innovative technique for the removal of unwanted body fat.
This procedure makes use of pulses of saline fluids that gently dislodge fat, rather than traditional suction techniques where a cannula is used to dislodge the fat.
Your reasons for wanting to have body-jet liposuction will be exactly the same as the reasons for wanting traditional liposuction. The appeal of this particular method is that it helps to keep bruising and swelling to a minimum, and it also makes it easier for the unwanted fat cells to be removed. This is the preferred liposuction method if you are thinking of a Fat Transfer procedure, as this gentle method allows the removed fat cells to be ''harvested'' and transferred to other areas of the body instead of destroyed. Ask your surgeon what areas might benefit from fat transfer following water-assisted liposuction, and what results you can expect.
Compared with conventional liposuction methods Water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL) or Body-Jet liposuction removes fat with much less force and a significantly lower risk of side-effects. Even in comparison to other available minimally invasive methods of liposuction such as ultrasound-based technology (Vaser) and laser technology (Smartlipo) where the tumescent or irrigation solution (containing local anaesthetic and other medications) must remain in the body for a certain period of time in order to take effect, this method significantly reduces the side-effects from the medications in the tumescent solution and overall treatment time.
This method also has a much lower risk of bruise formation and injury to the sensitive nerve tissues under the skin. In addition, in Water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL) or Body-Jet liposuction keeps the strands of connective tissues responsible for skin tightening largely intact beneath the skin, so the skin tightens and settles quicker.
The procedure takes less time than other methods of liposuction meaning recovery can be quicker.