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7 Doctor Answers | Asked by Tanyzhka in Miami, FL
You cannot compare Bodyjet and Smartlipo, becuase there advantages are very different........but I think it is ideal to combine them. Body Jet has got a number of advantages: it allows some very precise sculpting of treated areas because no such massive injection of fluids like in tumescent liposuction is necessary. In my practice, this has significantly improved our outcomes, and it has dramatically decreased revision rates. The even more important advantage that the jet harvest...
I am a board certified Plastic Surgeon and I use both Bodyjet and Smartlipo. Both are useful tools but for different purposes. I find Smartlipo better for more precise scuplting of small areas of excess and for tightening skin, especially in delicate areas like the neck. Alternatively, I like bodyjet for removal of larger fatty deposits and for collecting fat for transfer, such as into the buttocks.
Hi there- The Body Jet (like Smart lipo before it) is a gimmicky new device being used by unscrupulous eye doctors, gynecologists, and others to attract patients and draw media attention. They are largely successful in doing so because many people, and almost all of the media seem more interested in "New" than in "Safe" or "Better". These unscrupulous non-plastic surgeons hope to distract otherwise smart people like yourself from the fact that they...
The one theoretical advantage of SmartLipo (or even Pro Lipo, Cool Lip, Slim Lipo - all laser assisted liposculpture devices) is that the heat generate on the undersurface of the skin will cause collagen regeneration and repair and thus add some skin tightening. More importantly you should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon who performs all techniques of liposculpture - traditional, tumescent, laser assisted, ultrasonic. After a thorough examination and discussion with you...
Smartlipo may tighten the skin. I am not overly convinced that it is any better than more traditional forms of liposuction. Body jet uses a misting jet of water as it is infused and performs liposuction. It may help get rid of loose tissue, but there is no scientific evidence yet that I know of to support the theories.
We use both Smart Lipo and Body Jet in our practice. Both methods are very effective in removing fat. We call our procedure Aqualipo. We combine both technologies on many of our cases. The Smart Lipo has the advantage of stimulating collagen cell cells to reproduce and thus tighten the skin. The body Jet then washes out the disrupted fat cells and excess tumescent fluid.