Liposuction is an effective treatment that allows you to target specific areas on your body to eliminate excess or unwanted fat. While not an effective weight-loss tool, liposuction can help you get rid of fat on your body that you wouldn’t be able to get rid of otherwise. Different forms of liposuction have been around for nearly 100 years, with the most advanced forms created within the past few decades.
One modern form of liposuction, Aqualipo, has proved to be much more effective than traditional methods—gaining popularity in recent years for its numerous benefits. Aqualipo uses the gentle power of water with a unique waterjet technology to gently dislodge and suction fat cells from specific problem areas. Learn more about four of the most notable advantages of Aqualipo over some of the more traditional liposuction methods.
1. There is no need for general anesthesia with Aqualipo liposuction.
In its earlier forms, liposuction was a painful, invasive procedure that required the use of general anesthesia. Because of its gentle nature, Aqualipo can be performed using a combination of local anesthesia and IV sedation. This helps reduce some of the medical risks associated with general anesthesia. Plus, by eliminating the need for general anesthesia, you’re also eliminating one of the major financial costs associated with the procedure.
2. The gentle procedure involves less trauma to surrounding tissue.
Using gentle water power, Aqualipo can dislodge and permanently remove fat tissue from problem areas—instead of cutting or scraping away at fat. This gentler method of fat harvesting typically results in less bruising or swelling when compared to other liposuction methods. For many patients, this means a much more comfortable procedure and recovery period.
3. Aqualipo offers less downtime and a much faster recovery time.
Because of the gentle water power and the elimination of general anesthesia from the procedure, Aqualipo provides a much faster recovery time and much less downtime than traditional methods. Depending on the area of the body, the entire procedure generally only takes a few hours. As an added bonus, most patients are back to their normal activities within a day or two after Aqualipo.
4. Aqualipo delivers superior, longer-lasting results than traditional liposuction.
Because Aqualipo is gentle and technologically advanced, it can produce much more precise and more even results than traditional liposuction. Aqualipo permanently removes fat cells and produces lasting results, as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure.
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Visit our Aqualipo FAQ page for answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. This will help you get a better idea of how Aqualipo works, how it compares to other similar procedures, and more. We also answer common questions about who is an ideal candidate for liposuction, how to care for your body afterward, and what to expect on the day you come in. Contact us when you’re ready to speak with a doctor about your options during a personal consultation!