Some individuals struggle with stubborn fat deposits that don’t dissipate with regular diet or exercise. These people are ideal candidates for liposuction. Scientists created incredible advancements in the field of cosmetic treatment. This means patients now enjoy more options when it comes to picking the liposuction treatment approach that works for them. Water Jet Assisted Liposuction (WAL) or Body Jet Liposuction, is increasingly popular with patients. People like this procedure mostly because of its gentle and precise approach for fat removal. As with all liposuction treatments, WAL removes fat deposits underneath the skin. However, it also creates a more contoured profile that matches up with a patient’s aesthetic goals.
A New Solution
Due to its gentler approach to fat removal, water jet liposuction is a highly desirable approach to liposuction. All other procedures are very different. For instance, tumescent liposuction utilizes injections and Laser Liposuction depends on energy application to loosen fat deposits before removal. However, water jet assisted liposuction uses a pressurized stream of saline to achieve the same results. Saline breaks fat deposits away from their connective tissues. This makes it easier for the attending physician to remove those same deposits with a cannula. The simpler it is to remove these deposits, the more effective contouring can be. Instead of destroying them in the process, we remove the fat cells intact. This makes for a less aggressive approach to liposuction overall.
Patients who chose liposuction to treat lipedema also find body jet water liposuction to be an effective technique. Sometimes the treatment plan for a patient targets fat deposits that are causing pain and discomfort. In this case, a gentle approach is an ideal solution to contouring the body and removing excessive deposits.
Administering Water Jet Liposuction
Physicians consider WAL as an outpatient procedure and the physician can carry it out in the comfort of his own office. Prior to treatment, the physician administers the patient with an injection of a local anesthetic. They do this to ensure a comfortable and painless experience. The tumescent fluid is the anesthetic and also assists in reducing the chances for bleeding during the procedure. Once the area to be treated is sufficiently numb, the doctor will insert a small cannula under the skin and begin the saline solution injection. Once he releases the fat cells at their connective points, the cannula simultaneously suctiones them out along with excessive fluids.
As a minimally invasive procedure, body jet liposuction is both gentle and doesn’t require a significant amount of recovery time. Patients can leave the office after the procedure and resume normal daily activities within 24-48 hours. Additionally, patients who chose water jet assisted liposuction won’t experience excessive amounts of bruising or swelling after the procedure. This is due to the fact that the saline solution efficiently removes fat tissue. Therefore, there is less trauma throughout the removal process.
Safety and Benefits
As stated before, professionals perform body jet water liposuction as an outpatient procedure. This means that patients don’t face any of the risks from general anesthesia, hospital stay or lengthy recovery period. The short recovery period means patients are back on their feet performing daily activities more quickly. This promotes healthy circulation and the overall healing process. Additionally, the physician provides a detailed assessment of the results achieved during the procedure. This means there is less of a chance of having to repeat the procedure to reach the desired results. There are patients that choose WAL in combination with other cosmetic procedures. In this case, physicians harvest fat cells safely for transfer to other areas of the body. This could include the buttock or breasts for augmentation.
Cost of Body Jet Liposuction
The cost associated with water jet liposuction varies from patient to patient depending on the size of the area being treated. It’s important that patients check with their insurance providers before they undergo treatment. This is useful to fully understand the cost and coverage they could receive. Most importantly, liposuction is considered cosmetic by many providers. However, there are patients that suffer from Lipedema or other medical issues but may benefit long-term from liposuction treatment. They will want to ensure if they qualify for specialized coverage options.
Schedule a Consultation at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center
Are you considering water jet assisted liposuction to contour certain areas of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise? Or are you hoping to reduce the symptoms associated with Lipedema? The first step on the journey to change is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center. An initial consultation provides the time Dr. Wright needs to assess a patient’s medical profile. This also offers a comfortable space for patients to ask questions, voice concerns and state preferences before he makes a personalized treatment plan. At the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we believe that every cosmetic alteration comes with an emotional impact. Furthermore, we’re dedicated to keeping communication open with patients. Our goal is for every procedure to be a safe, effective and smooth experience from start to finish.