The well proven and reliable body-jet® uses the gentle power of water for body contouring.
Unlike conventional liposuction methods, during the water-jet assisted liposuction (WAL) and the water-jet assisted fat transfer, the fat is gently detached from the tissue structure by means of a flat, fan-shaped water-jet and may be aspirated at the same time. The surrounding connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels remain much less traumatised. Using the body-jet®, liposuction is performed in a safe, effective and easy way.
The WAL allows for excellent aesthetic results, the risks remain minimal and the healing process is fast.
It is an FDA approved form of “wet liposuction” Its main feature is that it utilizes a cannula to inject a pressurized water stream (water jet) inside the fatty tissue which is going to be removed. It differs a bit from tumescent liposuction and other forms of liposuction since the surgeon does not use the cannula to manually break the fat cells, but instead relies on the water jet to loosen up the fat cells. As such it utilizes a very different means of breaking up the fat prior to removal.
How does Body Jet Work?
With Body Jet, the surgeon makes a small incision and pushes a cannula (which is a type of thin, hollow tube) into the fat layer. A pressurized stream of water is then injected into the area. The slight pressure of the stream is used to dislodge and break up the fat cells. The fat cells aren’t destroyed by the jet of water, but they are loosened up so that they will be easier to remove. Tumescent fluid can be used as part of this procedure instead of saline. Along with the saline, a local anesthetic is injected into the area as well as epinephrine, which reduces the size of capillaries. After the water jet is injected through the cannula and used to loosen up the fat cells, its time for fat to be removed via suction, along with any excess fluid.
The water jet may be gentler than traditional methods of liposuction, and as with other forms of tumescent liposuction there is generally minimal bruising and swelling. The water can reduce the trauma to the body—manually manipulating the cannula may cause more trauma and therefore require a longer recovery period.
Since Body Jet does not require general anesthesia, it is a safer alternative to methods which do. Local anesthetic poses fewer risks to the patient and also costs less.
Unlike with other tumescent procedures, the area of the body being worked on doesn’t actually become tumescent (swell), so it’s easier for the surgeon to see what he or she is doing during the procedure. This means that you may actually get better results.
- Gentle (protects surrounding tissue)
- Low pain
- Low risk (minimises risks associated with the procedure such as the negative effects of the anaesthetic solution or injury to the surrounding tissue)
- Treatment can be done under local anaesthetic; sedative or general anaesthetic are also possible
- Very little medication required (about 70% less tumescence solution than for conventional liposuction techniques)
- No ‘bloating’ of the body
- Fewer symptoms: less blood loss, bruising and swelling
- Shorter surgery times
- Shorter and smoother healing course (rapid healing)