Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, will slim and reshape specific areas of your body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body, including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, chin, and calves. In some cases, liposuction is performed alone. In other cases, it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.
What Liposuction Won’t Do
Liposuction surgery is not a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits. People with stubborn areas of fat, who exercise regularly, are the best candidates for this procedure.
Body-Jet Liposuction is the newest state-of-the-art liposuction technology
Body-Jet Liposuction is a new liposuction technique that delivers pulses of saline fluids to gently dislodge fat for removal. This novel approach eliminates the need for the brute force movement of a suction cannula (tube) that is necessary with traditional liposuction or tumescent liposuction. Traditional liposuction also requires a lengthy pre-infiltration phase where large quantities of tumescent fluid (a saline/adrenaline/lidocaine mixture) are introduced into the body. These medications reduce discomfort and manage bleeding during the liposuction procedure. While Body-Jet uses these same fluids, less are needed during the procedure. With Body-Jet, the quantity of fluid maintained at any given time within the body is greatly reduced, allowing the physician to accomplish a better anatomical assessment with an improved means for accurately removing fat during the procedure. This new approach using the Body-Jet often can yield a superior cosmetic result. Body-Jet Liposuction is frequently performed in less time than traditional liposuction and patients may experience less bruising due to the gentle water spray technique often referred to by patients as water lipo or H2O lipo.
With Body-Jet Liposuction, the doctor simultaneously introduces gentle pulses of fluid into the body while dislodging and removing fat using a small tube (cannula) inserted through the skin. In essence, the Body-Jet is designed to aid the physician in loosening fat with a unique pulsating fluid spray that separates the fat from other tissue effectively and with minimal trauma. Thus, Body-Jet removes fluids from the patient as quickly as the fluids are introduced. Because less fluid is in the patient at any given time, minimal discomfort and a faster and potentially more accurate procedure is possible. Body-Jet is truly the gentle way of liposuction.
Our Poughkeepsie plastic surgeons perform Body-Jet Liposuction in a clean and sterile environment, most likely in a surgery suite, outpatient surgery center or hospital. Depending on your individual case, the procedure may be performed under local anesthesia. Our physicians will consult and review your case to decide the best course of action for you.
A Body-Jet procedure can take less time than a traditional liposuction procedure since there is not a lengthy infiltration phase. Depending on your case and how many body areas you are having done, it may be anywhere from one hour to three hours or more. Please discuss with your physician for exact details based on your individual situation.
Almost any area of the body with excessive fat deposits may be treated. The most frequently treated areas are the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, arms and beneath the chin. Because Body-Jet Lipo is a quick procedure with minimal downtime, patients often choose to treat multiple problem areas at one time. Patients can also space out treatments if desired.
In general, the ideal candidate for Body-Jet Liposuction is in good health and not more than 25 pounds overweight. Those with localized, exercise-resistant fat deposits will obtain the best results. If you are looking for a way to shed fat without a lot of downtime, call us at 845-471-0800 to determine if Body-Jet might be right for you.