Is Water Assisted Liposuction Hype?
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Please get a cosultation with a board certified plastic surgeon
Water jet lipo is another technique and the result depends on your surgeon than the machine. I have attended a seminar for the water jet lipo and was not impressed. liposuction is the most common procedure in plastic surgey and you willl get a good result with traditional lipo,vaser, laser lipo or water jet lipo if the surgeon is good.
Water Assisted Liposuction
Water assisted liposuction is neither magic, nor hype
It is another tool in the inventory of liposuction. We have found slight advantages in one technique over another with laser liposuction, power assist liposuction, and water assisted liposuction.
An experienced surgeon with a good reputation will be your best area to focus your search, rather than the subtleties of which instrument he or she uses.
Having said that -- there are slight differences one could note with water assisted liposuction. There may be less residual fluid left in the treated area, so theoretically this could mean less time to get to your goal size. Also the fat cells can be "harvested" for use as volume fillers in areas such as the face, hands breasts,etc in the same patient. There is not a clear consensus on this however.
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Water assisted liposuction is hype.
Avoid anything that sounds promotional. Tumescent liposuction is minimally invasive, time tested, and gets great results. Why look for something else?
Water-assisted lipo is another gimmick
Water-assisted lipo is yet another gimmick. Liposuction is filled with them. The results from lipo really depend upon your surgeon's experience with his or her chosen technique. I have tried Vaser, Smart Lipo and ultrasound assisted lipo over the years and see very little difference in the results when adding technologies.
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