What is Body Jet Liposuction?

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Body Jet Liposuction, also known as Water Assisted Liposuction (WAL), assists with shaping the body by removing unwanted excess fat from various areas around the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. The procedure uses a cutting-edge device known as the “Body Jet,” which procedures high accuracy levels combined with dramatically shorter recovery periods.

Although the procedure is not a substitute for a weight loss program, it is excellent for helping to remove stubborn pockets of fat that do not seem to respond to traditional weight-loss techniques.

How is the Body Jet Liposuction procedure performed?

Body Jet Liposuction utilises a water-jet device to simultaneously inject water into the body while taking the fat out. Compared to traditional liposuction where high volumes of saline solution are injected into the tissues to reach the fatty areas, Body Jet Liposuction is a gentler approach.

Thanks to the gentler nature of the procedure, only mild sedation will be required. A small incision will be made in the treatment area, and a cannula will be inserted to target the unwanted fat. Throughout the procedure, the doctor will control the amount of pressure used while the fatty deposits are broken down quickly and efficiently. The method of using water to break down unwanted fat can also aid in skin tightening, contributing to sculpted and toned results. As an alternative to traditional liposuction, Body Jet allows for a fast and effective method of fat removal.

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The benefits of water assisted liposuction

The Body Jet Liposuction technique has a number of advantages over traditional methods, using newer, advanced technology to produce more natural looking results:

  • A much gentler technique for contouring the body. Body Jet Liposuction uses the force of water to break down the fat cells without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
  • Quicker recovery. Over 90% of patients have little to no pain after four days of recovery. Generally, all patients return to work after one week. Far less swelling and bruising are experienced with this technique when compared with regular liposuction.
  • Mild discomfort. A mild sedation is all that is required. This means that the patient can stand up during the procedure to look in the mirror and the result.
  • Natural, smooth results. Patients are able to stand up during the Body Jet Liposuction procedure to allow for further fine-tuning of the treatment. Less bruising and swelling are also experienced when compared with the traditional methods.
  • Aids in skin retraction. The water-assisted method can contribute to the tightening of the skin in the treated area, creating toned and defined results.
  • No need for general aesthetic. Only a mild sedation is required for the procedure.

What to expect during recovery

Thanks to the gentler nature of the water lipo procedure when compared with traditional methods of liposuction, patients can notice a milder amount of bruising and swelling around the treated area. Over 90% of Cosmos Clinic patients have reported feeling no pain or only a mild amount of pain after four days of the recovery period, while post-surgical discomfort after traditional liposuction methods can be expected to last longer.

Patients can generally return to work or their usual daily activities after one week of recovery, provided that strenuous exercise, including heavy lifting, is avoided.

You will be provided with recovery instructions during your Body Jet Liposuction procedure consultation. These instructions may include to:

  • Wear a liposuction compression garment to reduce swelling and support the recovery process
  • Avoid intense exercise and heavy lifting
  • Stay hydrated, follow a healthy diet and get plenty of rest during first the week after the water lipo procedure
  • Keep the incision sites clean and avoid itching or rubbing the sites to avoid causing irritation
  • Manage any pain or discomfort with prescription medication, if needed
  • If the treated areas are on the face, such as the cheeks or chin, sleep with your head elevated on an extra pillow to help swelling reduce faster
  • Attend post-procedure check-ups to monitor your recovery and results

How much does water assisted liposuction cost at Cosmos Clinic?

Your total costs for your Body Jet Liposuction procedure at Cosmos Clinic will depend on the areas that you would like to treat, your ideal results, and the personalised procedure details that will help you achieve those results. Your treatment area and procedure details will also determine the total procedure time, which will have an influence on the overall costs of the procedure, as well.

Since costs will vary from patient to patient, we are unable to provide you with an exact quote on our website. Therefore, we highly recommend booking a consultation at your preferred location. During your consultation, one of our experienced doctors will assess your treated area, discuss your desired results and develop a personalised treatment plan. This will enable them to provide you with an accurate, personalised quote.

Book your consultation today or contact us if you have any further questions regarding how our costs for the Body Jet Liposuction procedure are calculated for each patient.

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What are the associated risks and complications of water assisted liposuction?

Even though the water lipo procedure is gentler and creates an easier, faster recovery experience than traditional methods of liposuction, all cosmetic procedures will carry some degree of risk and potential side effects. It is important to listen to your body during recovery, ensuring that you notify your doctor of any concerning symptoms as soon as possible. Following your recovery instructions will not only help you to get the best results from your procedure, but it will help you to minimise your chance of risks and complications occurring, as well.

The potential risks and side effects of Body Jet Liposuction include:

  • Pain or general discomfort
  • Numbness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Temporary nerve injury
  • Skin irregularities on the treated area
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Unsatisfactory results

Most of the potential side effects of the water assisted liposuction procedure will be temporary, only lasting for about a week after the procedure, or are treatable when reported to a doctor.

Will my results from Body Jet Liposuction be permanent?

The targeted fat cells that are removed during water assisted liposuction will be removed from the body permanently. However, the remaining fat cells can still swell and change the appearance of the treated area, in the case that a significant amount of weight is gained. Therefore, you will want to continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your water lipo procedure, to ensure that your results of the procedure will last.

What can I do to maintain my results of water assisted liposuction in the longer term?

To maintain your results from Body Jet Liposuction in the long term, you should follow a healthy, balanced diet and maintain a good exercise routine to avoid significant weight gain in the future.

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Enquire now to learn more about the Body Jet Liposuction procedure, or book your consultation at one of our Cosmos Clinic locations, in either Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide or Gold Coast.

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