Liposuction is something that most women over 30 have considered at one time or the other because there are just one or two stubborn areas on their bodies that just clings to fat no matter how hard they exercise or how steadfast they diet. These resistant areas are usually genetically determined, and sometimes sucking the fat right out is the best way to solve the problem. The new kid on the block in this area is Body-Jet Liposuction.
Body-Jet Lipo is actually a brand name for a system based on a technique called water-assisted liposuction (WAL). In principle, WAL follows the pattern of traditional liposuction which is to make small incisions to get at fat deposits, loosen them, and then suck them out. However, in traditional liposuction, patients are put under general anesthesia before the procedure, and the fat is loosened by carefully poking at them with a straw-like instrument (cannula) and then sucking them out as they dislodge from the surrounding tissue. This method can traumatize the tissue and other structures, resulting in considerable postsurgical pain and swelling.
With WAL, a diluted anesthetic solution is used to gently dislodge the fat deposits, which is then aspirated through the same tube. It does not use any hard materials, and the anesthetic solution being continually sprayed throughout the procedure eliminates the need for anything more than a local anesthetic for the incisions. Because there is less trauma to the surrounding tissues, the recovery period is also considerably shorter.
Another benefit of WAL is that it is the method for harvesting material for fat transfer. With the right filtration system in place, it eliminates the need for the lengthy centrifugal method for refining the aspirated fat for use as a facial or breast filler. In general, WAL is considered to be less invasive and traumatic, and the procedure is also considerably shorter than other liposuction methods.read more