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  • Liposuction can be a scary word, even for veterans of cosmetic improvement through plastic surgery. Traditional liposuction comes with a number of negative connotations, including painful bruising, scars, ripping and tearing, and folds of loose skin post-op. New breakthroughs in the world of lipo are revolutionizing the procedure. One of these innovative technologies is Body Jet.

    What is Body Jet?

    Body Jet liposuction is an exciting new alternative to traditional fat removal. Minimally invasive and requiring less down time than conventional lipo, Body Jet virtually washes fat away.

    Body Jet Liposuction, Before, After

    How is this possible? Through water assisted liposuction, the latest in liposuction technology. In this method, a spray of water is used to dislodge fat gently and without adversely affecting blood vessels or nerves. As soon as fat is loosened from surrounding tissue, it is removed, causing minimal trauma to the treated area.

    There are three phases of Body Jet Lipo: infiltration, aspiration, and drying. During infiltration, areas to be treated are numbed. In aspiration, fat is simultaneously loosened and suctioned out through a cannula. Drying is the final step, in which fluid is removed for precise results.

    Body Jet can be used on almost any area of the body with excess fat. The abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, arms, and under the chin are the most frequently treated spots. Body Jet is best for people who are not more than 25 pounds overweight and who have localized deposits of stubborn fat.

    Body Jet Liposuction Abdomen Photos

    Why Body Jet?

    Body Jet offers promising advantages over conventional liposuction. For one thing, it can be applied to multiple areas of the body during the same session. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, only a local anesthetic is needed.

    Body Jet Liposuction Hips, Tummy, Photos

    Another benefit of Body Jet is the short recovery period. Because of the gentleness of the operation, pain, swelling and bruising are negligible and patients can return to normal activity within a couple of days. The time of the actual surgery is also shorter. Sessions take less time and are less painful than conventional liposuction.

    Fat that is removed using Body Jet tends to be more in tact, not only than fat removed during traditional liposuction, but also in more cutting edge procedures like VASER or SmartLipo. Why, you might ask, should you care how healthy your fat is once it’s left your hips? Because, of course, that fat can be reinjected to volumize other areas of the body, including the face or breasts.

    Body Jet helps contour the treated areas so that your fat loss comes hand in hand with smooth skin and trim curves.

    Body Jet Liposuction, Buttocks

    Once fat cells are removed through Body Jet, they do not grow back. If the patient gains weight, it will typically gravitate towards other areas in the body. Hence, results are considered permanent.

    Body Jet Liposuction, Back

    Body Jet, like any type of liposuction, is not an alternative to diet and exercise. But it is an alternative to tumescent or laser liposuction, and an appealing one. Washing the fat away may sound impossible, but with Body Jet, that’s just what you can do.

    Learn More About Body Jet Liposuction

    Go To The Body Jet Liposuction Channel on Makemeheal.com.

    You can also visit http://mybodyjet.com/doctor_locator.html to find a Body Jet physician near you.

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    1. Lori on July 15, 2010 2:20 pm

      Dr. Jeffrey Caruth of Plano Aesthetics in TX performed the surgery for the patient in the top set of photos. Dr. Caruth was the first physician in the nation to perform Body Jet Water Lipo. He has performed more than 250 cases since the development of Body Jet. He also regularly trains physicians all over the world in Body Jet and Fat Transfer procedures. Body Jet is the most gentle form of liposuction that will transform your body and leave you with an amazing new shape.

    2. Paula D. Young, BS, RN on July 18, 2010 4:48 pm

      Dr. Thomas E. Young of Young Medical Spa located in Allentown, PA also uses the Body-Jet, many times in conjunction with a fat transfer procedure to the breasts for a natural breast augmentation, or the buttocks (for a Brazilian Butt Lift). The Body-Jet is so gentle on the fat cell membrane that very few are damaged during the harvesting phase with the Body-Jet. Many patients complement Body-Jet’s faster healing time after the procedure.

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