Unlike conventional liposuction procedures, water-jet assisted liposuction uses a fine fan-shaped jet of water to remove the fat cells from the surrounding tissue as gently as possible. In direct comparison to the so-called “tumescent technique”, around 70 % less tumescent solution (anesthetic solution consisting of saline and adrenaline) is pre-infiltrated. This has the advantage that the patient is not “blown up” with a large amount of fluid and therefore the body contouring is not distorted. The water-jet gently removes the fat cells from the tissue so that the suctioned fat cells remain largely intact and viable. The fat extracted using the water-jet method is ideal for transferring to other parts of the body.