Questions About Aqualipo®?

Aqualipo is the revolutionary liposuction method that Tennessee patients can’t stop talking about. How does it work? What’s the downtime? Find answers to all your Aqualipo questions below:

When we refer to “traditional liposuction,” we mean the original liposuction method when it first become popular. It used manual force using a longer cannula to remove the fat. Aqualipo, by contrast, uses the gentle power of water to first liquefy and then flush out the fat. It is much easier on the body, resulting in much less trauma or bruising, and can therefore be performed under just local anesthesia as needed. Most patients recover very quickly and can go back to work after 1-2 days.

Aqualipo and other forms of liposuction are not weight loss programs. Their goal is to remove fat cells, not to lose weight. Liposuction results are better measured in a waistline or pant size reduction than weight loss.  If you are interested in weight loss, please check out the Orbera Gastric Balloon procedure. 

Yes. At NuBody Concepts, we use a variety of liposuction techniques depending on your specific circumstances and goals. Our Aqualipo procedure has evolved over the years to keep up with the latest developments in liposuction technology.

Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) uses RF energy to contract fat cells and tighten the skin. It has achieved remarkable results for patients who are not ready for a tummy tuck and are looking for a minimally-invasive alternative.

CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells, with the idea that they are subsequently flushed out of the body naturally through your bodily functions. This treatment typically requires several repeat treatments to be effective.

With a liposuction technique like Aqualipo, the fat is immediately gone after you’ve had your procedure. A liposuction procedure lasts from one to two hours. Compared to fat removal with CoolSculpting, Aqualipo liposuction achieves much more visible results with a one-time procedure vs repeat treatments.

Aqualipo requires the insertion of a tiny cannula under your skin, through which the water is flushed through the tissue to break down the fat cells. To insert this cannula, your plastic surgeon makes several small incisions in your skin. These incisions are very small and do not require any stitches, which means they’re also highly unlikely to leave an scars.

Most patients are able to resume regular activities, including work, within 1-2 days after their Aqualipo procedure. Strenuous lifting or heavy exercise should be avoided for up to 2 weeks.

Yes, but you should wait 1 week before starting gentle exercise, and 2 weeks before resuming your regular strength exercise program.

Most Aqualipo patients feel little more than slight discomfort, which can be caused by the movement of the cannula. Since this liposuction procedure is only minimally-invasive, no general anesthesia is required. Depending on patient needs, pain relief can be provided anywhere from light to heavy sedation or no sedation at all.


Yes. Liposuction with Aqualipo does not interfere with your future ability to have children. The fat that is removed with liposuction will not come back to the treated area(s) even if you become pregnant.


Since Aqualipo is so gentle compared to more traditional methods of liposuction, bruising after the procedure is typically only minimal. You should expect some swelling in the days afterwards, but both bruising and swelling usually resolve quickly as you heal.

Aqualipo does not require any general anesthesia. Your liposuction at NuBody Concepts is done while you are awake and comfortable. Any discomfort will be alleviated with local anesthesia and IV sedation as needed. Your recovery is typically fast, allowing you to resume most day to day activities within 24 hours.

The cost of Aqualipo body contouring depends on the number of areas you are going to have treated. During a consultation with NuBody Concepts’ plastic surgeon, you will be assessed and given a quote. Prices for Aqualipo liposuction start at $99/month subject to credit approval.


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