Aqualipo is a contouring technique that uses water-jet technology so as to smoothly flush out fat and deliver similar to traditional liposuction results in a less invasive manner. It is a member of the newly developed Water Assisted Liposuction (WAL) family which was first introduced in Europe and is now available in the U.S.
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How Does Aqualipo Work?
Aqualipo is a minimally invasive, water-based procedure which features a water jet that uses a pulsating spray of sterile solution in order to rinse out the fat from the patient’s body. Before the actual operation begins, local anesthesia (for a comparison between local and general anesthesia click here) is applied via a needle so as to numb the area to be treated. (Nevertheless, in some cases, general anesthesia may be used if considered necessary by the surgeon or if requested by the patient.) What makes Aqualipo distinct is that the water-jet technique makes it possible for the fat to be disposed off the body in a much gentler way, as opposed to the more violent pressure that conventional liposuction techniques apply.
The whole procedure lasts from 30-45 minutes for each treated area. When it is finished, the patient is given a compression garment which should be worn for approximately two weeks. As for the recuperation time, the water-jet technology means that the suction cannula delivers negligible damage to adjacent tissues, therefore patients can return to their home or job 24-48 hours after the operation while complete healing is estimated to last no more than 2-5 days after the operation.
Aqualipo can render some of the following benefits:
- It is a quick and usually painless procedure
- It renders a slim and well-toned treated area
- It employs far less infiltration fluid compared to liposuction methods, thusly significantly reducing post-op bloating and swelling for the patient
- It has limited bleeding
- It renders a smoother, more sculpted appearance without resulting the developing of lumps and scars on the skin
- It minimizes the traumas which are unavoidable with conventional liposuction techniques, thusly diminishing harm to surrounding skin, muscles, nerves and blood vessels while also lowering the risk of ruptures between deeper structures and the skin
- Sterile saline and numbing solution are used in the pulsating water, which is vital in achieving fat separation from the body without harming nerves and blood vessels
- It enables for the transferring of the eliminated fat from the treated area to another body spot that may actually need it (for instance, in order to enhance thin lips or augment small breasts)
- It requires minimal recuperation time
On the downside, it should be mentioned that Aqualipo cannot achieve considerable weight loss, while the fat cells remaining after the procedure can once again induce fat generation on the treated areas unless the patient changes his / her eating and lifestyle habits.
Obviously, even WAL methods are not free from risks and side effects; these, however, appear to be limited compared to the traditional liposuction methods. In any case, Aqualipo may bring about:
- Limited bleeding
- Slight bruising and swelling
- Drainage stemming from the incision points
- Contour irregularities
Therefore, it is crucial for the potential client to locate a certified Aqualipo professional in order to ensure that he / she has the chance to receive full potential of the method without compromising his / her safety in any way (click here to read more tips in order to locate the best surgeon for you).
Areas To Be Treated
Aqualipo’s advanced technology enables the medical operator to effectively treat a wide range of body areas, either bodily or facial. Hence, stomach, legs, knees, back, buttocks, arms, face and neck can receive Aqualipo treatment.
There is no indication of the cost so far on Realself.com, probably due to the fact that Aqualipo is a comparatively recent entrance in the cosmetic sector. Nonetheless, an Aqualipo session is expected to be around $2,000 and $3,000, but it is self-evident that this price tag may vary significantly from patient to patient being dependent on several factors (e.g. area to be treated, skin type, medical record etc.). Moreover, in some cases, more than one operation may be needed to achieve the wanted outcome, and that obviously means that the initial cost could soar.
Aqualipo is virtually now beginning to be utilized by a greater number of medical professionals, so it is not actually easy to locate an adequate amount of reviews in order to assess its true potential. Given that fact, testimonials which include positive comments on the method do exist, but not in a convincing portion: Many clients complain about poor results in terms of fat loss, while there have been users mentioning pain, swelling and bruising (which are supposed to be the areas where Aqualipo is prominent).
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Before and After Photos
Aqualipo appears to be a step forward when being paralleled to conventional liposuction techniques, boasting its dominance in terms of performance, safety and limited healing time. However, the less invasive approach of Aqualipo seems to be needing some additional development in order to fully unfold its potential, whereas it is by no means a weight-loss method (since the fat cells left behind tend to grow again and store fat). Yet, should the Aqualipo procedure be chosen, it is crucial to be carried out by an experienced doctor, who will be able to make the most out of its potential.