Body Jet Liposuction goes by several names: Body Jet Lipo, Water Assisted Liposuction [WAL], and Aqua Shape. It is a relatively new twist on tumescent liposuction and works by spraying the tumescent solution under a bit of pressure to separate the fat cells from its connective tissue. Once the fats cells are separated they are easily suctioned out of your body.
There are some similarities between Body Jet Lipo and tumescent lipo – they both use a local anesthetic saline solution to numb the body and both remove fat permanently from the body by suction. Tumescent liposuction relies more on suction and manipulation of the cannula to separate the fat from the surrounding connective tissue, while Water Assisted Liposuction [ WAL] uses spray jet to loosen the fat. WAL is a much gentler and quicker process than traditional liposuction and even tumescent liposuction. Water lipo also has minimal bruising and faster recovery.
Cumulative ratings for Body Jet Lipo, according to patient reviews on the website Real Self, give Water Assisted Liposuction the higher “Worth It” rating compared to Cool Sculpting, Smart Lipo and Laser Lipo</a>. In fact, Body Jet Lipo is the body sculpting technology with the highest patient satisfaction or “Worth It” rating.
Lipedema is a fat disorder that leads to abnormal accumulation of fat in the arms, legs, and buttocks. Lipedema can affect the lymphatics and cause secondary swelling, so all care must be taken to avoid, if possible any damage to the lymphatics and other supporting connective tissue. Water Assisted Liposuction, because it is gentler to tissue around the fat, offers a unique advantage to lipedema patients. Liposuction with both tumescent and Water Assisted Lipo (WAL), and with special care to preserve lymphatics, has been shown to produce long term control of pain, swelling and mobility problems caused by lipedema. Theoretically, because of its gentleness, WAL offers some advantages over tumescent liposuction for the treatment of lipedema; however, this theory has not been completely settled by head-to-head scientific studies. While the evidence supporting Water Assisted Liposuction as the best surgical treatment for Lipedema is still incomplete, the overall gentleness of the procedure alone makes it a very attractive option for surgical treatment of Lipedema.
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