Liposuction is defined as the removal of fat deposits beneath the skin using a hollow stainless steel tube (called a cannula) with the assistance of a powerful vacuum. Liposuction at The Beauty & Wellness Center--located in Northeast Texas--is accomplished with local anesthetic (tumescent fluid) and is with our cutting-edge LipoSelect® ultrasound machine. Our patients are never put to sleep.
Ultra-High Definition (UHD)™ Liposuction/Body Sculpting
UHD Liposuction/Body Sculpting is the latest and most exciting new offering at BWC. Using VASER 1.0 and special techniques, we can not only flatten, but greatly enhance the definition and presence of muscles that may be hiding under a little fat. Popular among celebrities and elite athletes, UHD liposuction is now not only available to all of our potential patients, but is also more affordable than ever before. See the photos here.
VASER Classic 1.0™+ Fat Transfer
LipoSelection® only by VASER® / Sound Surgical Technologies is latest-generation liposuction equipment that combines new patented technology with advanced surgical techniques to break up and melt fatty tissue. Unwanted fat can be efficiently removed from abs, arms, back, hips, knees, love handles, neck, chin, saddlebags and thighs.
The VASER system is a state-of-the-art liposuction machine that features an ultrasound probe that melts fat, leaving surrounding tissue (such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue) relatively intact. The liquefied fat is then removed through our gentle suctioning process, through which damage to surrounding tissue is further reduced. Fat can also be harvested for transfer into other, more desirable areas of your body.
A hot trend in liposuction and body sculpting, fat transfer procedures use your own fat (removed from one area of your body) to add volume to or contour another part of the body. VASER Lipo-treated fat is typically higher-quality, and easier to transfer for these types of procedures.
The amazing VASER liposuction system can also be used to harvest stem-cells from your fat cells, making it one of the most unique and significant pieces of medical equipment of any kind. The Beauty & Wellness Center in Texas remains on the cutting edge by offering VASER 1.0 to our patients and future patients.
What our patients have said about liposuction @ BWC
"I had my chest and love handles done. All done by local anesthetic, so I was awake during the procedure. It was painless and lasted a couple of hours. I had lost several pounds and had to wear a belt to keep my pants up. The surgery is the best. I'm very pleased with the results and I love the shape of my body now."
Body-Jet™Water liposuction System
Body-Jet Liposuction is a new liposuction technique that delivers pulses of saline fluids to gently dislodge fat for removal. This novel approach eliminates the need for the brute force movement of a suction cannula (tube) which is necessary with traditional liposuction or tumescent liposuction. Traditional liposuction also requires a lengthy pre-infiltration phase where large quantities of tumescent fluid (a saline/adrenaline/lidocaine mixture) are introduced into the body. While Body-Jet uses these same fluids, less of the medications are typically needed during the procedure. These medications are used by your doctor to reduce discomfort and to manage bleeding.
With Body-Jet, the quantity of fluid maintained at any given time within the body is greatly reduced, allowing us to more accurately remove fat during the procedure. This new approach using the Body-Jet often can yield a superior cosmetic result. Body-Jet Liposuction is frequently performed in less time than traditional liposuction and patients experience less bruising due to the gentle water spray technique often referred to by patients as water lipo or H2O lipo.
Body-Jet Lipo Differences and Advantages:
- Water-Jet Method --> Fluid dislodges fat, not brute force
- Local anesthesia --> Less risk
- Efficient fluid management --> Less bloating and swelling; accurate results
- New liposuction technique --> Requires less time to perform
- Gentle fluid spray --> Minimal bruising and short recovery
Tumescent liposuction refers to a technique that uses large volumes of very dilute local anesthesia that is injected into the fat causing the targeted areas to become tumescent, or swollen and firm. Local anesthesia is widely regarded as the safest form of anesthesia. Post Op, patients typically will take Extra Strength Tylenol for pain.
Tumescent Technique is Safest
The tumescent technique for liposuction is unquestionably the safest form of liposuction. When tumescent liposuction is done correctly (not excessively), it is a very safe procedure. For example, there have been no reported deaths associated with tumescent liposuction totally by local infiltration anesthesia. The dilute epinephrine contained in the tumescent anesthetic solution profoundly shrinks capillaries and thus virtually eliminates surgical blood loss.
Compressive liposuction garments are worn for a period of time to augment the reattachment of skin to the underlying surface and to aid in the molding of the contour of the body. All liposuction patients order one prior to surgery from one of our recommended garment resellers.
Liposuction Complications and Safety
Liposuction patients can develop seromas (a collection of lymphatic fluid) which must be drained. Patients can also develop skin irregularities, hematomas can also occur, or numbness of the skin. Liposuction should be done without general anesthesia. Most life-threatening liposuction complications have been associated with the use of general anesthesia (being put to sleep), including excessive blood loss, perforation of organs due to penetration the abdominal cavity causing damage to abdominal organs, including intestines, liver, stomach, etc. The important thing to remember that 97% of these kinds of liposuction complications are associated with General anesthesia, which is not administered at The Beauty & Wellness Center in Northeast Texas.