Dr. Hendricks performs Body-Jet Liposuction procedures for patients from Lumberton, NC , Fayetteville and Pinehurst.
Liposuction is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure. It is performed to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The procedure is meant for body contouring. The surgeon uses a suction is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the skin. With a high pressure vacuum, fat cells are extracted through this tube. The result is a
re-sculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours.
With Tumescent Liposuction, large volumes of saline solution, local anesthesia, and adrenaline are infused into the fatty area being treated to cause swelling. This enables your surgeon to maneuver a small instrument called a cannula, connected to a vacuum machine, superficially under the skin. The cannula is inserted into the fatty tissue through tiny incisions.
What is Body-Jet Liposuction?
Body-Jet liposuction is performed by our doctor for patients in our region. It was developed from the tumescent technique. Many surgeons are finding that the new Body-Jet technique yields superior results to the tumescent technique.
What makes Body-Jet Liposuction better?
The Body-Jet liposuction technique
takes liposuction to a new level. The removal of fat cells via traditional techniques destroys fat cells while the water pressure from the Body-Jet procedure gently loosens the fat without damaging fat cells. Dr. Hendricks
uses this pressure stream of medical-water solution to push apart sheets of fat cells at their weakest points. This results in less bleeding and damage to the surrotube unding tissues, making the procedure less traumatic, more comfortable while still delivering significant contouring results.
The Body-Jet, also referred to as Water Jet Liposuction (WAL), uses water pressure system directs the infiltration solution through a thin, fan-shaped jet that is channeled into the fat tissue. As a result, the fat easily loses its structure and is released. During the procedure your surgeon can control the rate of infiltration and the level of water pressure through the Body-Jet’s computer software.
How is Body-Jet Liposuction different from Tumescent Liposuction?
With Tumescent liposuction one fluid mixture is infused into the treatment area. It is then suctioned away along with the fat cells. Body-Jet uses two tumescent solutions that are combined for the two stages of the procedure. This minimizes the side effects normally associated with Tumescent Liposuction.
First, the Pressure Pre-infiltration provides a rapid anesthetization and vasoconstriction in the treatment area.
The two-stage concept uses two tumescent solutions that are combined for the water jet technique. The infiltration is performed with a short-acting analgesic with rapid uptake. In this process, the infiltration is also performed with a long-acting analgesic with slow uptake.
The Body-Jet Liposuction procedure
You will be prepared for Body-Jet the same as for a typical liposuction treatment. The anesthetization and vasoconstriction take place over a shorter period of time, compared with the tumescent technique. You will be awake during the process and can work with Dr. Hendricks to obtain the desired result. With the Body-Jet, you have the ability to see the results, even before the process has ended. You can get up during the treatment to look in the mirror and see your results.
The Body-Jet provides our physician with a very effective fat removal that produces much less of the trauma associated with traditional Liposuction. Patients have been very pleased with their excellentresults and their immediate assessment of contour and fat removal during surgery. Body-Jet eliminates the typical distortion associated with tumescent fluid in Liposuction and enables both you and your doctor to achieve your desired results.
What are the benefits of Body-Jet Liposuction?
• Minimal damage to surrounding tissue
• Reduced pain, swelling and bruising
• Short recovery
• Less anesthesia needed
• Easily performed while patient is awake
• Shorter operating times
• Smoother results
Who are the best candidates for Body-Jet Liposuction?
The best candidates for Body-Jet liposuction:
• Have firm, elastic skin and are in good health.
• Have tried to eliminate bulges through diet, exercise and weight loss.
• Have distinct areas of localized fat that are disproportionate to the rest of their bodies.
• Have realistic expectations and are only slightly to moderately overweight.
• Understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss.
What areas can be treated by Body-Jet Liposuction?
The most frequent areas treated by Body-Jet Liposuction in men are the "love handles", breasts and abdomen. In women they include: thighs, hips, buttocks and stomach.
Is the fat removal permanent?
Yes! It seems that after puberty we do not create new fat cells. When you gain weight, you expand the fat cells that you have. Should you gain weight after liposuction, it goes to the fat cells that remain in your body. The localized fatty deposits that existed prior to liposuction can no longer balloon up out of proportion to the surrounding areas.
What will my recovery from Body-Jet liposuction be like?
After our doctor performs your Body-Jet liposuction, you will go home and rest for a few hours, after a day or two you should be back to almost all of your normal activities.