Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in Bodyjet lipo. It seems to offer the best result with the quickest recovery. What are your thoughts on it?
A:Bodyjet lipo is just another method to perform liposuction. It is no better or worse than any other available method. Instead of an energy like laser, it uses water under pressure to evacuate the fat. The key to a successful liposuction outcome is not so much the technology, contrary to the manufacturer’s marketing, but the skill and experience of who is holding and driving the technology. Using the best liposuction technology available in unskilled and inexperienced hands will still lead to a poor outcome. Old-style liposuction techniques in skilled and experienced hands can still lead to a great outcome. One thing touted by all new technologies, and I have used most of them, is that the recovery will be quicker and easier. This is simply not true since no matter how liposuction is done it involves the same trauma to the tissues over a broad surface area.
Dr. Barry Eppley