Liposuction continues to be one of the most sought-after procedures for men and women who need to get rid of stubborn fatty pockets, and some of the latest techniques can help to create a lean, sculpted appearance, and natural-looking results. However, most procedures are not designed to get rid of cellulite, a condition where fatty tissue is trapped between the dermal layers of the skin.
Cellulite is not affected by diet and exercise, and some experts say that in some cases, having liposuction can actually increase the appearance of cellulite because the texture and tone of the skin is changed after the underlying fat is removed.
Water-jet liposuction, also known as body-jet liposuction or aqua lipo, may be an effective solution for removing body fat and getting rid of cellulite.
The Bassin Center for Facial Plastic Surgery recently reported that “even though conventional liposuction cannot get rid of cellulite completely, the water-jet procedure can.” This is possible because the water pressure helps to dislodge the fat cells underneath the skin more effectively than other techniques, allowing the surgeon to extract the loose fat with ease. The water-jet procedure helps to break apart the cellulite so it is ready for removal from the body. The procedure itself does not affect the surrounding tissues, and can even help the surgeon create a more natural, contoured appearance.
Cellulite affects over 80% of women and some men, and often makes a person very self-conscious. There are dozens of anti-cellulite products on the market, but nothing can get under the skin tissues to help break down these trapped fat cells.
Water-jet liposuction may be the solution for those who want to get rid of cellulite permanently and enjoy long-lasting results from their procedure. People who undergo these types of procedures may also benefit from a series of skin tightening treatments that can further improve results.