Unwanted fat can be reduced almost without scars with a gentle Liposcution. Your surgeon Dr. Alexander T. Hamers uses gentle water-jet assisted liposuction, an innovative technique using thin cannulas with an intermittent water-jet loosening the fat and washing it out of the body. This allows large amounts of fat to be removed atraumatically. Compared with conventional liposuction, the sculpting of tissue is more precise, producing less trauma and pain. Furthermore recovery time is shorter.
The technique works absolutely perfectly on almost all parts of the body, for instance the belly, thighs, flanks, waist, buttocks, chin, neck, arms and back. To achieve the best possible result, Dr. Hamers combines this technique if necessary with a radiofrequency device called “BodyTite®” to produce better skin retraction.
More importantly, water-jet assisted liposuction does not damage fat cells as much as conventional liposuction. Consequently it produces top quality fat for grafting procedures. If desired in the same surgery when the liposuction is performed, the extracted fat can be used to improve other areas of the body. Having special clinical interest in natural body contouring, Dr. Hamers can reuse the extracted patients’ own fat for shaping or augmenting various parts of the body where it might be needed (for instance, the face, breast and buttock, but also calves or scars).
Duration of the surgery:
approximately 1-3 hours depending on treated areas
depending on the surgery, local anaesthetic and sedation or general anaesthetic, outpatient or inpatient for 1 night
No sports, lifting and heavy workout for 6 weeks, compression garments.
Normally fit for flying after 1 weeks
Minimally invasive, tiny incisions of about 3-5 millimeters are needed for fat to be washed out of the body. Various techniques exist. The most advantageous and gentle is water-jet assisted liposuction, using just a small cannula with a pulsation water-jet on the tip. The water-jet’s gentle loosening and washing action makes it possible for large amounts of fat to be atraumatically removed. Compared with conventional liposuction, the sculpting of tissue is more precise and there is less trauma, pain and recovery time. Apart from being, gentle and more precise, the quality of the fat cells is superior to that resulting from other techniques, meaning that a higher survival rate of the transplanted fat cells is achieved.
Having a special clinical interest in natural body contouring, Dr. Hamers can reuse the patient’s own extracted fat to shape, fill or augment various parts of the body where it might be needed (for instance face, breast and buttock, but also calves or scars).
Dr. Alexander Hamers has specialised in Water-jetstream assisted fat transfer technology since 2012.
The transplanted fat needs to grow in. That is why it needs to be treated gently. Smoking, nicotine, pressure and cold all harm the freshly transplanted fat and should be avoided in the period immediately after surgery. Once the fat is grown in, it is part of the body and just part of normal aging.
Expansion vibration lipofilling (EVL) is the latest innovation in fat transfer. Using a vibrating cannula, the recipient tissue is gently expanded while grafting the fat. This results in both, a higher graft-able volume and a better take rate of the fat (higher percentage of fat cells growing in and remaining). Thus, if desired, more fat cells can be transferred to the same recipient area compared with conventional techniques. Dr. Hamers is the first surgeon to have established the EVL technique in Europe.