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What You Need to Know About Water-Assisted Liposuction - AQUALIPO

Posted by Marsha Davis on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 06:34 PM

Water Assisted LiposuctionLiposuction is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure requested worldwide. It is a very effective way to provide a contoured look to almost any part of the body in selected patients. Traditionally, only the surgical technique was available (starting in the 1970s).

So, what is the difference between water-assisted liposuction and traditional surgical liposuction? A lot! 

    • With traditional liposuction you need to go to the hospital and have general anesthesia.
    • There is more blood loss and you have the risks associated with general anesthesia 
    • The added costs of the hospital and the anesthesia are huge 
    • There is about a 6 week down-time with the traditional method 
    • The surgeon uses different equipment that utilizes a larger bore cannula to suction out the fat and makes larger incisions. 
    • There is more disruption of the bloodflow to the skin and there is a greater risk of both more prolonged swelling and cellulite
    • It is harder to contour a particular area to a specific "look."
    • The fat collected by the traditional method is destroyed during the collection process and can not be reused.   

Water-assisted liposuction offers many advantages over traditional liposuction:

    • Instead of half inch or so incisions made for the larger cannulas, tiny incisions are made that dont't even require sutures; and by the fifth day they are almost completely healed over and can hardly be seen.
    • The cannulas that are used to remove the fat are smaller than even a very small pencil.
    • The proceedure is done while you are awake in the office; there is no need to go to a hospital and no need for general anesthesia. 
    • The anesthesia that is used is pumped via the water which has lidocaine in it to put your fat containing area to sleep.
    • The water loosens the fat like picking grapes off a vine; it is so gentle that the fat can be collected and then reinjected into another area of your body that you would like augmented if you desired.
    • The water assisted liposuction proceedure, also known as AQUALIPO, allows the surgeon to see and feel exactly what and where the fat is coming from and a body can truly be contoured or sculptured during the proceedure, not just taking the fat out. 
    • After this proceedure most people are up and about taking a walk that evening and are back to work on Monday with minimal discomfort.

What a difference!! If you want that younger look, take that 5-10 years off your body and lose inches that you just can't do with exercise and diet, talk to us at Solaris Medical Spa about water assisted liposuction! 

You can read more on our website or visit us on AQUALIPO.com also.

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