Body Jet Liposuction Complications and Recovery

Body Jet Liposuction Complications and Recovery

Body Jet Lipo is an advanced Water-Assisted Liposuction procedure to get an ideal body shape. This body-sculpting treatment is popular due to its low risk of complications and gentle water-based fat removal process. 

Unlike traditional liposuction, Body-Jet helps remove fat in specific body areas. At the same time, a small cannula inserted with a tiny incision will suction out the liquified fat. This process will not only improve your body shape but harvest fats into other body parts for additional benefits.

Body Jet Liposuction Complications

Some of the most common complications and risks patients may experience during Body Jet Liposuction surgery.

  • Infection

Patients undergoing liposuction surgery are at risk for infection, just like any other kind of surgery. Infection can grow in wounds despite small targeted incisions. Infection can grow if the wound is not getting clean properly every day.

This type of surgery comes with a few risks, one of which is fat and tissue necrosis. Necrosis is the dead tissue that can lead to infection after the surgery.

  • Blood Loss

Excessive bleeding and hematoma formation are potential complications after a liposuction procedure

  • Inflammation

Incision spots often come with some short-term pain, swelling, and bruising. As the inflammation fades, the discomfort usually subsides in a week.

  • Dehydration

During fluid shifting liposuction surgery, fluid gets injected into the patient’s body. Patients become dehydrated if they do not receive an adequate fluid replacement. 

This is because fluids inject into their body, and a lot of fluid gets eliminated from their body. To avoid dehydration, patients need to receive adequate fluid replacement during the procedure.

  • Surface Irregularities

Body Jet Liposuction is one of the least invasive and safest forms of liposuction, but as with any surgery, there are still risks involved. The primary danger is that you might not achieve the outcomes you were aiming for. Liposuction occasionally leaves dents, lumps, and irregular contours that need correction with additional surgery.

  • Pulmonary Edema

When too much fluid is injected into the body during liposuction, it can build up in the lungs and cause pulmonary edema. This is a serious complication that mostly occurs when the patient becomes over-hydrated. The Body-Jet liposuction technique introduces less fluid into the body, reducing the risk of pulmonary edema but not eliminating the risk.

  • Perforation Wounds in Other Tissues or Organs

There is a chance of damaging other organs during the procedure if the liposuction happens in the abdomen area. This is because other organs surround the place where the surgery is being done.

Recovery after body jet liposuction

Immediately after the surgery, you may experience some form of burning sensation and pain or even numbness in the area. This is usually temporary and the pain medication is given for 4 days only. A constrictive bandage is applied to minimize swelling and promote healing. It is removed afterward and the patient is advised to wear an elastic garment for a few weeks. Oral antibiotics are given to prevent any possible infection.

A follow-up appointment is necessary as there might be fluid drainage from the incisions after the procedure. The recovery time depends on the health condition of the patient. Although 90%  of patients recover within five days. Strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after the procedure.


Just like every other treatment, body jet liposuction also has some complications that are discussed above. However, the chances of complications can be reduced if you choose a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon. The expertise of a surgeon plays a vital role in the success of treatment. The probability of risks increases if an amateur surgeon is performing the treatment. Therefore, choose the surgeon carefully to avoid any side effects and for a smooth recovery.

Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is offering body jet liposuction treatment under the supervision of leading surgeons. So, without wasting any time, book your appointment now.