Water-Assisted Liposuction

Posted on December 11th, 2009 by Gina

fatThere’s a new liposuction alternative to add to the list of fat-busting cosmetic procedures that we can fret and wonder over.  Water Assisted Liposuction (WAL), using the new “Body Jet” technology out of Germany, was approved last year by the FDA and is being promoted by a few plastic surgeons around the country.  Water is injected into the problem area, along with a numbing solution, which means no general anesthesia.  Allegedly, the fat cells are more easily sucked out, leaving important tissue connectors in place and eliminating the extensive bruising.  Patients are suppose to be out of the clinic in a couple hours with only a day or two down time.  Lunchtime Lipo, for real.

I’ve seen what old-fashioned Lipo looks like.  First, it’s an overnight stay and the patient goes home with drainage tubes coming out of them, which remain for days.  Second, the bruising looks like he/she has been thrown off the Empire State Building and lasts for months.  Third, you have to wear some weird girdle thing for weeks if you have anything done from the waist down, which evidently is where most people take aim.  And fourth, despite what anyone says – people complain that it hurts.

I have to admit that the results looks great, though.  Love handles transformed to love pinches, bellies flattened, thighs reshaped.  So, if there’s an easier way, I’m all over it.  Or, maybe it’s all over ME!

  • A good explanation, albeit a little corny in spots, comes from The Miracle Image Medaesthetic Institute in Las Vegas.
  • If you want to see what the FDA says about the new device, go to www.fda.gov, search for “water liposuction” and click on the pdf document titled “August 13, 2008.”
  • Probably the goofiest propaganda piece t I have ever seen for what could be a decent product, is produced by Body Jet™ themselves and can be seen on YouTube.

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