Potential Risks and Complications of Body Jet Liposuction

Body Jet Liposuction is a safer and more effective approach to conventional liposuction. The latest innovation in liposuction technology, Body Jet Liposuction, is a simple cosmetic surgery procedure that is designed to wash away the fats with fluid spray. Also known as Water Lipo or Water Jet Liposuction (WAL), it is uses a gentler technique in body sculpting and contouring, with faster visible results and recovery time than that of other liposuction procedures. Patients can go back to their normal routine faster than expected, with a better outcome.

According to studies, Body Jet Liposuction is currently one of the most effective way to remove unwanted fat cells in certain parts of the body through liposuction technology. However, no procedure is risk free. Like any other liposuction processes, there are still potential risks and complications with Water Jet Lipo. There are the common post operative discomforts like swelling, bruising, burning, bleeding and temporary numbness. While these are minimized through Water Jet Lipo, patients still experience these side effects. The patients will also experience fluid drainage from the small incisions after treatment, making them prone to infections that can cause complications after the surgery.

The more important consequences from getting a body jet liposuction can come from the complications that the body will experience after treatment. Because Water Jet Lipo cannot totally eliminate liposuction side effects, patients still need to be aware of the general risks when having this surgery. Here are some of the more common ones:


Like all kinds of surgery, liposuction patients are also prone to infection even though the incisions made are smaller than conventional procedures. There is still a chance that the wound can be infected if they are not kept clean. Fat and tissue necrosis is also a risk involved. Necrosis, which means dead tissue, is a serious condition that can also cause post surgery infection.

Blood Loss

There can be excessive bleeding during and after a liposuction procedure. Hematoma, or a collection of blood in suctioned areas, can also form after the surgery.


Fluid shifting is done during liposuction surgery. While patients are injected with fluids during liposuction, a lot of fluid is also eliminated from their body, making them at risk of dehydration when there is no adequate fluid replacement during the procedure.

Pulmonary Edema

This is the build up of fluids in the lungs which can be caused by fluids injected in the body during liposuction. Pulmonary edema occurs mostly when the patient becomes over hydrated which can be a serious complication. While the Body Jet liposuction technique introduces less amount of fluid in the body, the risk is only reduced but not totally eliminated.

Perforation Wounds in Other Tissues or Organs

Because most liposuctions are done in the abdominal area, there is a risk of puncturing other organs surrounding it during procedure.

Surface Irregularities

Although Body Jet Liposuction has minimum side effects with less recovery time, there is still a risk that the procedure will not give you the expected results. Liposuction can create dents, bumps and contour irregularities that may need another session to correct.

              Have specific questions?
              ASK A DOCTOR

              All Article Categories

              Before & After Photos

              Suggested Doctors

              Recently Asked Questions