Marketing Term for Standard Tumescent Liposuction:
Some reputable physicians are using this term in reference to what we call “tumescent liposuction”, which can be performed with a multitude of energy sources by a number of different brand names (ie. Tickle Lipo, Smart Lipo, etc., Laser Lipo, etc.), which revolutionized the field of Liposuction in the last 10-15 years.
Water Assisted Liposuction (Body-Jet, Liposoft, Aqua Lipo):
We’ve also found Liquid Lipo search results for a few tumescent liposuction procedures that use a pressurized stream of water to dislodge and remove fat cells. “Brand names” include Body-Jet, Liposoft or Aqua Lipo. This is basically just another variation of an energy type (laser, ultrasound, radiofrequency, vibration) that improves the technique over “old-time”, standard liposuction, which was much more traumatic to the body with a much longer period of downtime and less predictable results. This is not “revolutionary” or “faster, better, safer or more comfortable with less downtime” than any other tumescent liposuction procedure. The basis for this technology is the continuous spraying of anesthetic fluid into the treatment area. Initially, a higher potency of anesthetic fluid is sprayed in a pulsatile fashion into the tissue. Once the areas to be treated are anesthetized, the potency of the spray is reduced and spraying continues while suction is also applied. The theory is the spray helps to dissect the fat off of supporting structures thereby making it easier to remove the fat.
And unlike the tumescent liposuction procedures that use an energy source such as ultrasound, laser or vibration, there is no skin tightening or collagen building component to the procedure. In reality, the constant spray of fluid creates very wet, soggy tissues that are very hard to evaluate for thoroughness of fat removal. Furthermore, when assessing the amount of fat that is removed with this procedure, the results are disappointing. Body-Jet consistently removes less fat than all other methods. In some cases, Water-Assisted Liposuction may provide a medical solution to some conditions – such as improving Lipoedema – a condition that causes abnormal fat distribution, leading to painful swelling. the types completely
Good Candidates for Tumescent Liposuction
Patients who are bothered by stubborn pockets of fat that won’t seem to disappear despite a healthy diet and regular exercise routine can see great results from in-office liposuction, but do not fall for gimmicks, such as “Liquid Lipo.” There are a number of “brands” or “types” (ie: Laser Lipo, Tickle Lipo, Smart Lipo) of tumescent liposuction, which are all performed in the comfort and convenience of a cosmetic surgeon’s office using local tumescent anesthesia, and the experience and skill of the practitioner is the most important consideration!