Body-jet Frequently Asked Questions
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.
"Dr Carreon is the best ! I went in for a consult for a medical procedure and she answered all my questions and gave me the pros and cons. I liked how she gave me the realistic possible outcomes so that I was prepared for it during my healing process . 10 weeks later after myProcedure iam very satisfied with myResults and still seeing improvements everyday . Thankyou Dr. Carreon and her assistant Christina !"- D.Q. / Google / Feb 01, 2020
"Dr Carreon is the best ! I went in for a consult for a medical procedure and she answered all my questions and gave me the pros and cons. I liked how she gave me the realistic possible outcomes so that I was prepared for it during my healing process . 10 weeks later after my Procedure iam very satisfied with my Results and still seeing improvements everyday . Thankyou Dr. Carreon and her assistant Christina !"- D.Q. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"I have done my procedure 12/20; I wanted to wait before I submit the review. I love my results; Dr, Carreon did a great job with me, she is a smart lady, the minute I saw her I felt comfortable. The things I mostly like is that your health and safety are number one for them, they are very detailed and organized in a good way. I loved the staff everyone did great. I didn’t loose weight at all but I have flatter tummy and thiner waist; liposuction is not to loose wait y’all, it’s to countor your body. No pain during procedure I was relaxing but I could feel the cold wipes for the disinfectant, it was really cold, I loved the two warm pillows they gave me during procedure. After procedure you’ll experience some discomfort but it wasn’t bad at all. I was worried about pain. I’m much happier with my body, thank you Dr. Carreon, you deserve more that 5 starts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️."- Z.P. / Google / Feb 27, 2020
"I had smart lipo just about 2 weeks ago. I feel amazing and my confidence is thru the roof already. I know this will not be my final results so I'm looking forward to them...as far as Dr.carreon she was absolutely amazing and straight forward which I appreciate very much. I cannot believe how amazing she has my body looking like. Her staff starting with Priscilla and then Gabby and Sam have been nothing but the best with so much respect from them...I felt so comfortable the whole time and the procedure went so smooth. I didn't feel a thing. Best advice I can say is don't sleep the night before and you shouldn't have an issue falling to sleep for the procedure. I'm so in love with myself. Another important thing to maximize the results be sure to get the lymphatic massages they will speed up your results and recovery. I just want to give thanks and so much love to the staff of Dr.Carreon. i would do it all over again no questions asked."- S.A. / Google / Feb 23, 2020
"Smart lipo - I cannot believe my results - She is amazing! I got smart lipo in my lower/upper abs pubic sides and my bra roll. My results do far have been amazing it's do crazy how small my stomach is. I'm 10 days post op and went for my first lymphatic massage (wish I went sooner) as I was starting to get fibrosis in some areas. I highly recommend them as they will make you feel so much better.I should have went 24-48 hours after my surgery. The swelling is there especially in my pubic area at times it was really scary but completely normal. But so far so good I cannot believe my results. The doctors assistance are amazing as well and always available for any questions I have. There bedside manner is so nice and they walk you thru every step of the process. If I could do it again I would with the same doctor no questions asked."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 16, 2020
Love your body
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.
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 with Body-jet®
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.
Body-jet Ideal Candidates
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.
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.
Body-jet Procedure Technique
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!