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!

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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).

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What to Expect With Liposuction >>⁠

Liposuction will be performed on an outpatient basis, using either general or local anesthesia, so you will need someone to bring you home. Depending on the type of liposuction, Dr. Franckle will use a sterile solution, sound waves, laser, or another method to break down fat cells within the targeted area. He will then remove the broken-down fat cells through a thin tube, called a cannula, which will be inserted into the area through a small incision.⁠

Dr. Franckle provides patients with specific instructions for recovery based on their situation. Most patients experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for a few weeks after liposuction. You may need to take antibiotics to prevent infection and wear a compression garment to control swelling. In most cases, you will be able to return to work within a few days and normal activities within a few weeks. While liposuction should permanently remove these fat cells, you’ll need to maintain a stable weight to prevent the formation of new fat cells.⁠


Tummy tuck or Body Contouring or Both? >>⁠

Many patients choose to undergo abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) in conjunction with other body contouring procedures to help reduce the downtime associated with recovery. One popular option is liposuction to help remove stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise alone.⁠

Other Body Procedures:⁠

- Body Jet Liposuction⁠

- Butt Enhancement⁠

- Mommy Makeover⁠

- Labiaplasty⁠

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What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation?⁠

The first step in the consultation is to review your medical history. During the medical review, it is important that you share any history of breathing issues or allergies, which could impact the nasal passage and results of the surgery.⁠

Dr. Franckle will also use Vectra 3D Imaging during the consultation, which allows patients to view a preview of the results before they commit to rhinoplasty.... how great is that!?⁠

Once Dr. Franckle understands your unique aesthetic goals, he can decide the best type of surgical procedure to meet those goals. #hereforyou⁠

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What is a Mommy Makeover? ⁠

The three commonly paired procedures for a mommy makeover include: Breasts, Tummy Tuck, and Liposuction⁠

Each pregnancy is 100% unique, as is each mother’s body. As such, each procedure plan designed by Dr. Franckle is entirely different from one patient to the next.⁠

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Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation?⁠

- Flat chest or lack of volume⁠

- Asymmetry between breasts with one noticeably smaller than the other⁠

- Sagging or flat breasts due to weight loss, aging, or pregnancy⁠

- Tubular breasts resulting in uneven, constricted, or deformed breast shape⁠

If you have fully developed breasts and are unhappy with their size or shape, you may be a good candidate for breast augmentation. Candidates should also be non-smoking adults in good physical health and should not be pregnant or currently be breastfeeding.⁠

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As a pregnant women, there are likely so many thoughts running through your mind before delivery. Will the baby be healthy? Will I be okay? And then there’s the eventual joy of the birth and the bonding that comes with the first breastfeed. ⁠

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