Aqualipo FAQ

Get Answers to All of Your Aqualipo® Questions Below

Aqualipo—performed exclusively at NuBody Concepts—is a revolutionary liposuction procedure that gives men and women the beautiful bodies they deserve without the hassle of major surgery. Your unwanted fat will be gently washed away, giving you amazing results. Best of all, our doctors perform Aqualipo with minimal downtime and minimal invasiveness.

We know this may sound too good to be true, but having performed over 5,000 Aqualipo procedures at NuBody Concepts, we see the positive impact of Aqualipo on the appearance and self-esteem of our patients every single day.

You probably have many more questions about the Aqualipo procedure and invite you to read below for in-depth answers to the most common Aqualipo frequently asked questions. For more specific questions or to learn more about our services, contact us for a free consultation.

What is the difference between Aqualipo and traditional liposuction?

Traditional liposuction is a forceful, manual removal of fat using long, sharp cannulas. Aqualipo is an innovative technology where the fat is liquefied by the latest technology and removed through the gentle flow of water. While traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, Aqualipo is performed using a local tumescent anesthesia, minimizing the significant risk of other methods, such as traditional liposuction.

What is the difference between Coolsculpting and Aqualipo?

CoolSculpting freezes your fat cells instead of flushing them away. Over the course of the following weeks, your body naturally flushes out these fat cells through your bodily functions. The drawback is that your fat cells are not immediately gone after the procedure, and repeat treatments may be needed.

With Aqualipo, the targeted fat cells are immediately gone after your procedure. Compared to fat reduction with CoolSculpting, Aqualipo delivers better results with a faster procedure.

Does Aqualipo hurt?

Aqualipo is a minimally-invasive procedure. This means you will not undergo general anesthesia, but rather local sedation as needed. We have many options to achieve the level of sedation desired by the patient—from light sedation, to heavy sedation, to no sedation at all.

Most patients experience little, if any, discomfort during Aqualipo, resulting from the movement of the cannula. Aqualipo is a much more gentle procedure than traditional liposuction, which involves extensive prodding and poking with the instrument to dislodge fat.

Does Aqualipo leave any scars?

At the beginning of your Aqualipo procedure, your surgeon makes some small incisions in your skin for the tiny cannula he uses to suction off fat. These incisions are so small that no stitches are needed and scarring, if at all, is very minimal.

Can I have Aqualipo if I am not done having children yet?

Yes. The fat is removed and will not come back to the treated area(s).

What are the restrictions after having Aqualipo?

We recommend no strenuous lifting or exercise for 2 weeks. We want to help the treated area to mend giving a great result without interrupting the healing process.

How is Aqualipo 'minimally invasive'?

This procedure is done while you are awake and comfortable. The tiny incisions are not sutured or stapled. Therefore, you heal easily and resume most day to day activities within 24 hours.

When can I start exercising again?

Gently at 1 week, regularly after 2 weeks

Will I bruise or have swelling?

Bruising is typically minimal and some amount of mild swelling can be expected—both resolve quickly as you heal.