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Surgery Process Guide to Water Jet Assisted Liposuction

“If you are less than 25 pounds overweight and have stubborn ‘fat’ pockets that won’t budge with diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for water-assisted liposuction.” – yourplasticsurgeryguide.com 

Water jet assisted liposuction starts with a local anaesthetic being applied to the treatment area. A tumescent fluid (made up of salt water and anaesthetic) is gently pulsed in to the treatment area to dislodge fat and remove the cells. 

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The treatment area will be marked out with a pen by the surgeon. 

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The treatment area is then injected with the tumescent fluid (this is to lessen surgical blood loss and swelling).

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The surgeon then makes an incision into the treatment area.

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Instead of using a microcannula, the surgeon uses a steam of water to pulse the fat cells until they break down and are removed. 

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Finally, the surgeon will remove any persisting fluid. 

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Complications / Negligence Signs
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Haematoma (bleeding underneath the skin) – this may look like a very intense bruise.

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Numbness in the area treated. This can last for months. 

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Inflammation where the liposuction has taken place. In severe cases, seek professional, medical advice. 

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Surgical Risks
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Damage to the internal organs during surgery (please note, this is very rare).

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Pulmonary oedema (fluid building up in the lungs) – this can happen when fluid is injected into the body.

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This procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, and so carries some risk. However, this is rare. Risks can include:

-Haematoma 

Excessive bleeding

Nerve Injury

Infection

Ischemic necrosis (a restriction to the blood cells, causing a group of cells to die). 

Advice

If you would like more information or impartial advice on the decisions you should consider before undergoing cosmetic surgery, read the S.A.F.E Choice Guide. 

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