Plastic Surgery Blog: New Technology for Fat RemovalPosted on June 5, 2017
Technology for the removal of fat continues to evolve. There is a new meathod that is considered to be one of the newest available for patients. According to a recent online article there is a new alternative to liposuction that claims to be as effective as the traditional liposuction without the invasive method and extended downtime following surgery. The new method is marketed as AquaShape. According to the article the device is precisely controlled with an FDA cleared and patented process that makes it possible to remove fat cells permanently. The theory behind this new technology is that it uses the power of the flow of water to dislodge and then remove fat. With the pulsating action of a controlled spray of water the fat cells are separated from the surrounding normal tissues and then removed from the body permanently. The jet wand filled with water is placed under the surface through a small incision in the skin. The movement of the wand is intended to be gentle and delicate. Since the water has already freed the stubborn fat no energy is needed to remove the fat from the body. In theory less trauma to the body means less swelling, bruising, and a quicker recovery. This is not the first method to promise minimal downtime and less bruising and swelling. The concern with many of the other methods is that the results are not dramatic enough to justify the investment that will still be required for any surgical procedure performed by a medical doctor. Patients should do their research before investing in new liposuction methods, even if they are FDA cleared. Dr. Kim encourages patients to consult with him concerning liposuction to determine which methods will actually help them achieve the results that they desire.