Body-Jet Liposuction: Water Assisted Liposuction

When men and women come into our Voorhees, NJ, plastic surgery office to learn more about liposuction, they’re often a bit overwhelmed by all the options! Most people aren’t certain as to whether liposuction is an alternative to a tummy tuck or other cosmetic abdominal procedure altogether. They’ve heard words like tumescent liposuction, Vaser liposuction, water liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, laser liposuction, and various permutations called Liposculpture and other similar “branded” names, like SmartLipo. My goal in this month’s newsletter is to help you understand your options and introduce you to the Body-Jet which is, in my mind, an excellent liposuction option for people on the go.

What is liposuction?

By definition, liposuction is the removal of unwanted fat through a thin suction tube called a cannula, which is inserted into the body through very small incisions. A vacuum device is attached to the cannula to draw the fat out of the body.

Liposuction was invented by an Italian gynecologist, Dr. Giorgio Fischer, in 1974. In the early 80’s, liposuction was performed in the US with minimal success until 1985, when Dr. Jeffrey Klein, a dermatologist, developed the tumescent technique, which uses a diluted mixture of local anesthesia prior to removing the fat. The tumescent technique has been the most widely performed liposuction procedure to date.

It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss method.  It is also not a substitute for a tummy tuck or other body lifting procedure which addresses skin laxity.  A tummy tuck or other body lifting option can also correct the muscle separation that sometimes occurs after pregnancy.  If these problems are present, liposuction by itself is really no substitute for the correct procedure.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Standard liposuction involves first injecting large amounts of fluid under the skin and then using a cannula with holes at the end to remove the fat through simple aspiration. It works well in areas of soft, non-fibrous fat. In areas with tougher tissues, a powered hand piece can deliver better results. The Body-Jet liposuction procedure uses water to gently remove the fat.  Because fluid is placed exactly where you need it while aspirating, it does not require the large, distorting pre-injection of fluid.  It is so efficient that there is little to no bruising and less swelling during recovery. This results in greater patient comfort.  Recovery time is reduced by as much as half.  It also allows me to easily use the fat I remove as a filler for wrinkles, or even augmenting parts of the body such as the buttocks. This technique allows true “body sculpting.”

Which areas of the body can be treated?

The Body-Jet can be used anywhere you have unwanted fat: on the upper arms, inner and outer thighs, knees, hips, flanks (ie, “love handles”) back and abdomen.  It can also be used anywhere liposuction is needed during another body contouring procedure such as tummy tuck, body lift, arm lift, or even male gynecomastia surgery (enlarged male breasts).

Like other liposuction procedures, the Body-Jet works best for patients without significant skin excess. If your skin is fairly lax, either from previous obesity, pregnancy, or aging of the tissues, other types of procedures may be more appropriate.

How does the Body-Jet benefit me as a patient?

The Body-Jet is revolutionary. Instead of tearing the fat cells to pieces, it gently washes them out. You’ll experience less discomfort after the procedure and enjoy a faster recovery. It also means that I can spin the fat and inject it into wrinkles, such as those on the face or the backs of your hands. It can be used to fill depressed scars such as those from previous acne.

Do I need anesthesia with the Body-Jet?

No. However, any type of liposuction requires incisions in the skin to pass a cannula through the fat. Even though the procedure uses anesthetic medication to numb the area treated, I have found that my patients prefer at least light sedation for some procedures, and deeper sedation for the larger ones. I help each patient make his or her own decision based on a detailed consultation.

Is liposuction painful?

In general, tumescent liposuction leaves enough local anesthetic in the treated area to ease the immediate post-operative discomfort. Most patients will use some type of oral pain medication for a few days, and can expect some residual soreness for a week or two. Expect two to seven days off work depending on the number of areas treated. With the Body-Jet method, you’ll enjoy a much faster recovery.

Not sure which liposuction might be best for your needs? Come in and see us and we’ll review the options with you, discuss your specific needs and come up with a plan that will get you looking fabulous!

Dr Franckle

Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

Dr. William Franckle Testimonials

What's a Rhinoplasty REALLY like?? →⁠ 👃🏽👃🏽

⇥ To begin the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Franckle will make the internal and external incisions⁠

(..depending on if it is an open or closed rhinoplasty)⁠

⇥ The placement of the incisions will also depend on your unique surgical goals, which will be determined during your consultation⁠

⇥ Once the incisions are made, Dr. Franckle can lift the soft tissues and gain access to the cartilage and nasal bones that create the shape of the nose⁠

⇥ From there, the small cartilages in the top and bridge of the nose can be reshaped, and small cuts in the middle nose bones may also be necessary⁠

⇥ Additional incisions are sometimes made at the outer base of each nostril if there is a desire to alter the nostril size or symmetry⁠

⇥ To complete the procedure, Dr. Franckle will finalize the placement of the underlying tissues and nasal skin and close the incisions. ⁠

Since this is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return home the SAME day of the surgery! ⁠

Call to schedule a consultation >> @ 856.391.9651⁠

#vorheesnj #njplasticsurgeon #vorheesplasticsurgery #njplasticsurgery #cherryhillsnj #njcosmeticsurgeon #njcosmetics #njrhinoplasty #njtummytuck #rhinoplastybeforeandafter #beforeandafter ⁠


We're ready to wind down for the night with a hot bath, face mask and some online shopping! ⁠

Have you ever thought of "shopping" for your plastic surgeon?💡💡💡⁠

→ Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in these procedures:⁠

🤍 Rhinoplasty (nose job)⁠
🤍 Breast augmentation (breast implants)⁠
🤍 Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)⁠
🤍 Facelift⁠
🤍 Non-surgical treatments (Botox /injectable fillers)⁠

🛍 To "shop" Dr. Franckle's work visit our website for a gallery of BEFORE & AFTERS of the procedures listed above. ⁠>> #LINKINBIO⁠

📲 Call us with any questions or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Franckle 📆 @ 856.452.4168⁠

#vorheesnj #njplasticsurgeon #vorheesplasticsurgery #njplasticsurgery #cherryhillsnj #njcosmeticsurgeon #njcosmetics #njrhinoplasty #njtummytuck #rhinoplastybeforeandafter #beforeandafter

Rhinoplasty BEFORE & AFTER by @wfrancklemd⁠

To see additional photos of our rhinoplasty patients, visit our website #LINKINBIO or schedule your personal consultation!⁠

Call to schedule a consultation >> @ 856.317.6924⁠

#njrhinoplasty #njcosmeticsurgery #vorheesnj #njplasticsurgeon

CHEERS to the weekend & to treating yourself to our REFRESH VIP membership! 🥂⁠


⇢ Botox Cosmetic, 30 units, every 4 months⁠
⇢ Juvederm Ultra Plus, 1 syringe, every 6 months⁠
⇢ Nicole ONLY pays $200/month !!!⁠

⚠️ If Nicole wasn’t a REFRESH member, she would pay $1,260 at her first appointment.⁠


1. What exactly is REFRESH?⁠

→ REFRESH is a VIP loyalty program for our patients. REFRESH members receive access to exclusive discounts on treatments and the flexibility of monthly payments.⁠

2. What is the Cost to Join REFRESH?⁠

→There is a $99 annual fee to be a member of REFRESH. Depending on your treatment needs, many of our patients see the cost of membership back in savings within their first injectable treatment.⁠

3. How Do I Join?⁠

→ The first step is scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. William Franckle.⁠

Call us to schedule your consultation at: >> 856.619.7516 ⁠

#NJinjections #NJbotox #NJcosmetic

**Please note** our phones will be down all day today, Tuesday April 6th.

We will be available by email:

Rhinoplasty can help patients achieve aesthetic goals, but it may also help those who suffer from nasal breathing problems such as sleep apnea. ⁠

Nose surgery may also be right for candidates who have suffered a nasal fracture and require reconstructive surgery to repair the shape and functionality of the nasal passage.⁠

In addition, if you are bothered by any of the following issues, then a nose job surgery may be right for you:⁠

1. A hooked or crooked nose that impacts facial symmetry⁠

2. A nose shape with a rounded, bulbous tip or disproportionately large nostrils⁠

3. An enlarged bump on the bridge of the nose, also known as a dorsal hump⁠

Read more on our website > #linkinbio ⁠⁠

Or give us a call ☎️ at >> 856.317.6924⁠

#plasticsurgery #cosmeticsurgery #plasticsurgeon #cosmeticsurgeon # #newjerseystyle #southjersey #voorhees #voorheesnj #cherryhill #cherryhillnj #medfordnj #medford #jerseygirls #jerseygirl #njboardcerifiedplasticsurgeon #njcosmetics #njplasticsurgeon⁠

#hereforyou 🖤 🖤 🖤⁠

#plasticsurgery #cosmeticsurgery #plasticsurgeon #cosmeticsurgeon # #newjerseystyle #southjersey #voorhees #voorheesnj #cherryhill #cherryhillnj #medfordnj #medford #jerseygirls #jerseygirl #njboardcerifiedplasticsurgeon #njcosmetics #njplasticsurgeon⁠

How Much Time Will I Need to Take Off Work after having a Rhinoplasty Procedure?⁠

→ The first seven days after surgery are the most difficult with pain, swelling, and bruising. Most people working in a sedentary profession find that taking one week of leave is sufficient. ⁠

→ However, anyone wishing to keep the surgery a secret or working in a profession that requires physical activity should take between two and three weeks off. ⁠

Dr. Franckle can provide specific recommendations for you during your pre-operative appointment.⁠


William Franckle, MD., FACS

| | 856.772.6500
Call Now Button