6730 W. LINEBAUGH AVENUE
TAMPA, FLORIDA 33625 813.872.7800
Aqualipo® is a revolutionary minimally invasive liposuction technique that uses water jet technology to flush away stubborn fat. Aqualipo® can achieve substantial liposuction results without the swelling, bruising, or healing time associated with traditional lipo methods.
Aqualipo® utilizes a high powered jet to flush out intact fat cells for a gentler liposuction treatment. Sometimes you can maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly, but still be bothered by areas of localized fatty deposits. The most common problem areas include the chin, neck, arms, male breasts, bra-bulge, abdomen, love handles (muffin top), thighs (saddle bags), and knees. For many people, no matter how much you exercise, you won’t be able to eliminate stubborn trouble spots without help. Aqualipo® uses Body-jet® water assisted fat removal to produce outstanding liposuction results.
Aqualipo® utilizes highly concentrated streams of water to remove targeted fat cells. Thanks to water jet technology, unwanted fat can be removed with less force than traditional liposuction. The water jet loosens fat cells from surrounding tissues, enabling the Aqualipo® cannula to move freely while minimizing any bruising or swelling. Aqualipo® requires significantly less infiltration fluid than traditional liposuction. In addition to limiting bloating and swelling during the procedure, this presents exciting possibilities for fat transfer to other parts of the body.
Aqualipo® is ideal for treating many areas of localized fat deposits, particularly in the chin, neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, and knees. If you have stubborn trouble spots of unwanted fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise, Aqualipo® might be right for you. Candidates for Aqualipo® should be in good health and within 25 pounds of their normal body weight. Dr. Bassin can help you decide if Aqualipo® is right for you.
Aqualipo® is typically performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia for the vast majority of patients (90%). In certain cases, Dr. Bassin may find it necessary to recommend an anti-anxiety and pain pill based on perceived comfort level.
Before the procedure starts, the skin will be marked and photos will be taken. A small injection of Novocaine will be placed on the skin, and a 1.5 millimeter hole (the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen) will be placed for access to the fat layer. Dr. Bassin will infuse tumescent anesthetic (numbing fluid) into the fat. This numbing fluid is formulated with salt water or IV fluid, with the addition of Novocaine and epinephrine. Most patients describe this as a “weird” sensation because the fat has no nerve endings.
Once the area has been numbed, Dr. Bassin will then aspirate, or suction, unwanted fat cells using the Body-jet®. The Body-jet® uses the power of water to dislodge and remove excess fat cells from the body.
Water assisted liposuction can usually be completed within 30-45 minutes. Once the procedure is concluded, Dr. Bassin asks the patient to stand up so that both he and the patient can review the results and correct any asymmetries that may be readily apparent. After that, patients are discharged to go home within 15 minutes.
Aqualipo® has been referred to as “lunch break lipo” because patients experience minimal healing time and many return to their daily activities immediately following treatment. The Aqualipo® procedure destroys and removes fat cells, so you can expect amazing, long-lasting results. The human body does not produce new fat cells as we get older, so when an adult gains weight, the existing fat cells simply expand. New fat will not be deposited in the treated areas. The body is not pre-programmed to replace the lost fat after a procedure, so only excessive fat intake will cause deposits in other, untreated areas. As always, patients are advised to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program.
The gentle nature of Aqualipo® water assisted liposuction results in minimal bruising, swelling, and healing time, as opposed to traditional liposuction, which may require weeks of recovery. Aqualipo® can also be completed under local anesthesia, so patients do not need to contend with general anesthesia or IV sedation. Contact us today and find out how you can remove unwanted fat with Aqualipo® in Florida.
If you would like to schedule a private consultation to discuss Aqualipo® at Body by Bassin in Florida, simply request an Aqualipo® appointment online or contact one of our Florida locations: Orlando, Melbourne, the Villages®.