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How is water lipo different than regular lipo? Isn’t it sucking out the fat that makes it dangerous?

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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Lipo is usually safe

Regardless of the technique, liposuction is surgery and it is safe when done under the right circumstances by a qualified surgeon.
Most of the risks are associated with doing too much, which is one of the reasons why it is body shaping not a weight loss procedure. Water jet lipo uses a continuous spray into the fat to dislodge the fat cells while they are being suctioned out.

In brief: Lipo is usually safe

Regardless of the technique, liposuction is surgery and it is safe when done under the right circumstances by a qualified surgeon.
Most of the risks are associated with doing too much, which is one of the reasons why it is body shaping not a weight loss procedure. Water jet lipo uses a continuous spray into the fat to dislodge the fat cells while they are being suctioned out.
Dr. Richard Baxter
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
"Water Lipo" or Body Jet or Aqua Lipo are the same technique using the German water infusion and suction system Developed by Dr Meyer. It allows infusion of tumescence fluid in a pulsitile fashion while suctioning the fat in a more gentler process. Thus minimal black & blue and swelling. I use it in obtaining fat for fat transfer and larger volume liposuctions. Regards
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: No

Water lipo uses water to separate fat lobules and make them easier to remove.
It is not taking the fat out that is dangerous. It's who is doing it? How much is taken out in one setting? Where is it being done? And how healthy you are. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon, who'll do it in an accredited facility.

In brief: No

Water lipo uses water to separate fat lobules and make them easier to remove.
It is not taking the fat out that is dangerous. It's who is doing it? How much is taken out in one setting? Where is it being done? And how healthy you are. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon, who'll do it in an accredited facility.
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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Safer, Less Invasive

Water lipo uses a jet of water-like fluid to loosen fat cells from surrounding connective tissue, while gently aspirating out the fat cells.
It’s not sucking out the fat that makes lipo risky. It’s general anesthesia, IV sedation, and the use of large cannulas and aggressive aspirating that can increase the risks. Water lipo does not require any of these, uses local anesthesia, and is much safer.

In brief: Safer, Less Invasive

Water lipo uses a jet of water-like fluid to loosen fat cells from surrounding connective tissue, while gently aspirating out the fat cells.
It’s not sucking out the fat that makes lipo risky. It’s general anesthesia, IV sedation, and the use of large cannulas and aggressive aspirating that can increase the risks. Water lipo does not require any of these, uses local anesthesia, and is much safer.
Dr. Andre Berger
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Is there data demonstrating that water jet lipo is safer than lipo with small cannulas under tumescent technique? If so I haven't seen it. Also, it would be more accurate to say that it is equally invasive not less.
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