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All About Water Assisted Liposuction

Water assisted liposuction is a newer liposuction technique that is becoming increasingly popular. Similar to other lipo procedures, water assisted liposuction can remove stubborn fat deposits that are not responding to diet and exercise. The results can provide a more sculpted and contoured figure. Look Below for more information about this new procedure!


How is Water Assisted Liposuction Different?

The newer technique of water assisted liposuction is becoming increasingly popular because of its gentle process, along with the fast recovery time. Water assisted liposuction uses a pressurized stream of saline or tumescent solution to dislodge and loosen the fat. After the fat is loosened, a small cannula is used to gently suction away the fat, along with any remaining fluid.

Benefits of Water Assisted Liposuction

There are many benefits to water assisted liposuction including:

  • Can remove fat easily from stubborn areas
  • Fast procedure time and recover
  • Less pain and discomfort
  • No general anesthesia is required

Because of the gentle method used in this type of liposuction, this technique is often used during fat transfer augmentation procedures. The fat is harvested using this gentle technique, processed to remove the healthy fat cells, and reinjected into areas that are to be augmented — often the breasts or buttocks.

Risks of Water Assisted Liposuction

As with any liposuction procedure does have a few risks, including temporary bruising, swelling, or numbness, which will usually dissipate in a short period of time.

Who is a Good Candidate for Water Assisted Liposuction?

Good candidates for water assisted liposuction are only slightly overweight — not more than 25 to 30 pounds overweight. Water assisted liposuction and other liposculpting procedures are not for those who seek treatment as a weight loss option.

Candidates will have fat deposits that are just not responding to diet and exercise. Common treatment areas include the thighs, hips, abdomen, and back. This technique can also be used in more delicate areas such as the face and chin due to its gentleness. In some cases, water assisted liposuction can also be used to treat lipedema, a buildup of fluids in the lower body.

If you are interested in water assisted liposuction or any other type of liposuction procedure, please give us a call at Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Dr. Wright and his team will discuss your options during a free, no-obligation consultation. We will find the very best option that will give you the results you desire.