Body-Jet is a minimally invasive approach to body contouring that safely removes pockets of fat, which are normally resistant to dieting and physical exercise.
5 Frequently asked Questions Answered
What is Body Jet?
Body Jet is a form of liposuction, also called Water Liposuction or Water Assisted Liposuction, that use a pulsating spray of saline fluids to help loosen fat from the connective tissues as it is being removed. Practitioners claim that this minimises discomfort and bruising and speeds up the procedure, which may allow some patients to choose to have multiple areas treated at once.
What’s involved in Body Jet Liposuction?
Body Jet liposuction is usually performed under a local anaesthetic and usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes, but depending on the extent of the procedure and size of the areas to be treated, a general anaesthetic may be recommended.
The surgeon will make a small incision in the relevant area and insert a special cannula which will pulse a spray of saline fluid and anaesthetic into the fat tissue to dislodge the fat cells, while simultaneously suctioning off the loose fat cells and excess fluid. Because the saline is suctioned off at the same rate as it is pulsed in, the Body Jet method causes less damage to the tissues than some other more traditional liposuction methods. The incision is then stitched shut.
How long will it take me to recover from Body Jet Liposuction?
Water assisted liposuction will still cause some swelling and bruising, but these should subside within the first week or two. You should be able to return to work and normal activities after a few days unless your job is strenuous, and can resume exercise after a week.
What are the risks of Body Jet Liposuction?
Besides the risk of general anaesthetic (if used), Body Jet liposuction carries a small risk of infection, bleeding, scarring, seroma (fluid build-up under the skin) and nerve damage, as there is with any other invasive procedure. But as water assisted liposuction is minimally invasive, there is a very small risk of these complications with Body Jet. Bruising and swelling are normally slight, and any numbness should quickly resolve.
How much will Body Jet Liposuction cost?
Prices for Body Jet Liposuction range from £1800 to £4500.