Body jet liposuction, sometimes called water jet liposuction, is a new procedure that was developed in Germany and recently brought to the United States circa 2007. FDA approval in the United States was assisted by Dr. Daniel Man, who is a pioneer in liposuction techniques.
This new liposuction procedure is much less invasive than traditional liposuction. A new tool called a body jet uses fine streams of water to strip fat away. The procedure is much more gentle and less painful, as well. It is performed under general anesthesia and therefore provides a much quicker rate of recovery and also less body scarring.
According to Dr. Man, body jet liposuction is similar to a “fat bath” which washes fat cells from the body. Many people are able to move around and perform general functions on the same day, and are able to return to work and perform normal daily activities within a few days thereafter.
How does body jet liposuction work?
A pressurized jet of water is streamed from the tip of the instrument and this stream is powerful enough to separate fat cells without causing trauma to other bodily structures such as blood vessels and nerves. The water is room temperature and not heated so there is no threat of cellular heat damage. The procedure is performed under local sedation and results in minimal swelling and bruising. It is generally much less painful than standard liposuction procedures.
How much does body jet liposuction cost?
Currently there are only a few doctors in the United States that are performing this procedure. There are many more practitioners that can be found in Europe at this time. The general price range for body jet liposuction is around $5000-$10,000 in the United States, depending on the amount and type of work needed.