What Is Body Jet Liposuction?
Body Jet Liposuction or Water Jet Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that utilises a thin, fanned jet of solution which breaks down the targeted excess fatty tissue so that a gentle suction can be used to remove the solution and the dislodged fat via a cannula.
The procedure itself involves the surgeon inserting a specially constructed cannula through a small incision in the area being targeted. This simultaneously forces a solution (containing saline solution, medicine and an anaesthetic) in to the body whilst extracting the fatty cells that have been loosened and broken down as a result, whilst the surgeon controls the jets’ pressure throughout via a computer.
Body-jet liposuction is a gentler alternative than traditional methods of fat reduction. The breakdown of fat cells is assisted by a water-jet cannula, washing the fat away without damaging the surrounding blood vessels in the tissue. This means less swelling and bruising, but still effective results.
Your doctor will mark the area to be treated with a pen, and inject a local anaesthetic to make the area numb. Then, through a small incision, your doctor will insert a special slim cannula to break down the fat. It does this by pulsating gently and introducing a saline solution, the pressure of which breaks up the fat cells. This makes it easier to extract than traditional methods of liposuction, and means it is ideal for targeting specific problem areas such as the stomach, thighs or buttocks. When the procedure is finished, the incision is closed, cleaned and covered, and you can leave straight away.
Research has revealed body-jet liposuction to be one of the safest forms of liposuction, and that the procedure itself is virtually painless.
The procedure differs from traditional liposuction in the way the fat cells are broken down. During tumescent liposuction, surgeons have to manually break up fat cells, which can cause disruption to the surrounding tissues and lead to painful swelling. With body-jet liposuction however, this is eliminated.
Body-jet liposuction is one of the safest and most effective ways of targeting pockets of fat.
There is no need for sedation or a general anaesthetic, as the outpatient procedure is carried out under a local anaesthetic. It is also a relatively quick procedure, and there is minimal downtime associated with recovery. Indeed, most people are able to resume normal activities as early as the day after their liposuction. There is minimal pain and discomfort associated with the procedure, and because this type of liposuction uses smaller cannulas and calls for smaller incisions, there is less bruising and swelling afterwards as well. Multiple areas can be treated during a single session, and this often means that patients are able to see results in days as opposed to months. The fat removed can be reinserted into other areas of your body as desired to plump and rejuvenate, as the quality of the fat remains high with this type of liposuction.
BodyJet Vs Tumescent Liposuction
This treatment was developed to help avoid some risks and complications that are often associated with traditional forms of tumescent liposuction techniques. Traditional forms of liposuction typically involve using force to break up fatty areas by moving the cannula to and fro in the area being treated. Due to the Body Jet procedure using of a jet of solution to dislodge fat before removes the risk of trauma to surrounding tissue, nerves and blood cells as well as removing the risk of tissue swelling which could complicate the procedure. The solution used to dislodge and disrupt the fatty structures contains an anaesthetic which also alleviates pain throughout the procedure. As a gentler treatment for localised fat removal, Body Jet Liposuction can be used for more accurate work trying to contour and sculpt more delicate areas of the anatomy.
Cost Of Body Jet Liposuction
Body Jet prices in the UK will tend to vary between clinics depending on various factors such as their location and surgical reputation. Prices for a treatment will also be directly related to the amount of fat being removed and the number of areas being treated. Body Jet liposuction is a branded type of Water Jet liposuction and Water Jet Lipo prices in the UK can be found for around £1800.
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The Ideal Candidate
If you are in good health, have localised pockets of fat that require removal, and are committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle to assist with your weight loss, you could be an ideal candidate for body-jet liposuction.
A suitable candidate for the procedure will be slightly to moderately overweight, as the procedure is not appropriate for those who are obese. Rather, body-jet lipo aims to help those who have tried conventional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise, and have been unable to shift the remaining last few pounds. Candidates for this type of liposuction ideally want to remove fat from areas such as the tummy, breasts, hips, buttocks and calves. You should have realistic expectations of the weight loss that can be achieved with body-jet lipo, and ideally you should have elasticized skin to allow for the cannula to move around and break up fat cells with ease.
Due to the fact that less physical force is required in this form of liposuction a local anaesthetic can be used which reduces the overall recovery time and patients can often resume normal activities immediately and return to work after a couple of days. Body Jet Liposuction eliminates the need for forceful extraction through more traditional forms of tumescent liposuction and therefore lessens the amount of medication required throughout the procedure (used to manage bleeding and discomfort).
Risks And Complications
Due to the significant reduction in procedure time and the fact that only a local anaesthetic is used this will subsequently reduce the risk and any chance of side effects when compared to previous liposuction techniques. After undergoing a Body Jet Liposuction treatment a patient will experience slight scarring, bruising and swelling however this is significantly reduced due to the nature of the procedure. However as with all forms of cosmetic procedure there still are the possible risks and side effects to consider before a patient commits to any treatment. A patient could experience an adverse reaction to medicine or anaesthetic administered, haematomas or even clots of fat, however occurrences of these are relatively rare.
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