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Body-jet® (Water-Assisted Liposuction/WAL) – Seguin, San Antonio, San Marcos, and Austin, TX

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About Body-Jet

No matter how much you exercise and diet, sometimes there are specific problem areas of fat that just won't go away. Seasoned cosmetic professional Dr. Melanie Carreon is thrilled to offer men and women an effective solution to address these concerns. Body-jet is an FDA-approved, water-assisted liposuction procedure that is different from conventional lipo as it utilizes a fine spray of water to gently wash away fat. This controlled stream of water helps to dislodge fat and remove it in a minimally invasive way. Dr. Carreon has performed thousands of liposuction procedures and will utilize her expertise and extensive experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Call LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, TX to schedule a consultation to learn more.

Ideal Candidates

You may be a good candidate for body-jet liposuction if you are at or near your goal weight, have specific problem areas of fat, and are in overall good health. This procedure is especially ideal and recommended for those who do not wish to undergo traditional liposuction. If you desire significant change and have multiple areas you'd like to address, than conventional lipo may be the best option. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Carreon will conduct a private consultation to determine which method is ideal for you and your unique needs.

Procedure Technique

Body-jet liposuction is different from other liposuction procedures because of the way the fat is suctioned out of the body. Instead of injecting high volumes of saline solution into the tissues to reach the fatty areas, Dr. Carreon uses a water spray device that simultaneously injects water into the body while taking the fat out. Dr. Carreon controls the amount of pressure used throughout the procedure, and the fatty deposits are broken down quickly and efficiently within seconds. This process may cause less swelling and discomfort, and is performed on-site in our accredited facility as an outpatient surgery under local anesthetic. The results can be apparent almost immediately, and few patients experience extensive bruising or pain after the procedure.

What to Expect

Since the incision sites are relatively small, patients may heal and recover at home. Normal activities can usually be resumed within 3 – 5 days, but patients should avoid strenuous exercise for a few weeks. In addition to fat removal, some patients have reported a reduction in cellulite as well. This can be beneficial for individuals who are of average weight and want to get rid of unsightly bulges while losing the excess pounds. Although great results can be seen after the surgery, optimal results will become more apparent in the coming days as swelling subsides. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
The cost of body-jet liposuction depends on the number of areas being treated and the complexity of your condition. During your initial consultation, Dr. Carreon can discuss your concerns and come up with a treatment plan to determine your estimated costs.

How long do results last?
You should try to make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid significant weight gain if you want to maintain your results. The longevity of your results will depend on your unique biology and lifestyle. Every patient case is different and it's important to have realistic expectations.

What about scarring?
Since the incisions are extremely small, typically scarring is hardly noticeable and will fade over time. The amount or degree of scarring may also depend on your genetics or inherited scarring tendency. Dr. Carreon will also provide specific aftercare instructions to help aid in proper healing for the best results possible.

Will fat reappear?
Once the fat cells are removed, they will not return. However, liposuction does not stop weight gain and the remaining fat cells that weren't removed can enlarge with unhealthy choices. It's important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan to prevent unwanted changes.

Other options?
LCS Medical Spa offers liposuction under local anesthesia called tumescent liposuction with Smartlipo Triplex laser liposuction. During your initial consultation, Dr. Carreon will go over your aesthetic goals to discuss which procedure is best for your needs and desires. 

Love your body

If you aren't quite ready for smart laser liposuction and desire a less invasive way to address your concerns, body-jet liposuction may be right for you. Call LCS Medical Spa near San Antonio, Austin and Houston TX to schedule a private complimentary phone consultation. Dr. Melanie Carreon will personally sit down with you in-person to discuss all your questions and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. We want you to love your body!

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Results and Testimonials are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. All photos/images are models, unless specified as actual patients of Dr. Melanie Carreon.