What is super wet liposuction?

Liposuction works to slim, tone and reshape the torso and other areas of the body by suctioning out the fatty deposits with a slender tube known as a cannula. Wet liposuction refers to this procedure when it is accompanied by the injection of an anesthetic-based solution (lidocaine, saline and epinephrine on average), which helps to flesh out the fat cells and make them more visible for eradication.

Tumescent lipo is an example of wet liposuction. For super wet lipo, the volume of solution employed is decreased, and usually mimics the amount of fat to be removed. However, the advantages remain the same: minimized bruising due to lowered blood loss, and faster healing times.

Because the doctor does not have to wait for the injection-induced swelling to go down with super wet lipo, the surgeon can get started faster and thus treatment time is also reduced. The only drawback with the super wet approach is that because less numbing agents are used in the injected fluids, the patient must undergo general anesthesia or IV sedation.

During the procedure

Super wet lipo tends to take 1-2 hours. The first step is for the client to receive intravenous sedation, after which the doctor will create small incisions at the treatment site through which to insert the cannula. The area will be filled with the lidocaine/epinephrine solution, after which suctioning will begin. Once all the fat has been vacuumed out, the incisions are closed and the patient is placed in the recovery suite.


Because super wet lipo uses general anesthesia, you will need assistance in returning home from the office. If you have undergone high volume lipo on many areas of the body, Dr. Scarpidis may recommend that you have a nurse stay with you overnight, or arrange for inpatient care at a local facility.

Post-operative discomfort, swelling and tenderness are to be expected somewhat, but these symptoms can be controlled with pain medication prescribed by the doctor. He will also provide you with a full aftercare plan with detailed instructions on caring for your incisions, bathing, sleeping and resuming exercise.

Drainage tubes may be in place after the procedure to help expel the excess fluids, and you may be asked to wear a compression garment which both minimizes swelling and keeps your new shape intact as the body heals.

Why Choose us?

Body contouring is not only a skill, but it is also an art. Dr. Scarpidis has honed his vision of the human form and is able to deliver balanced, harmonious changes that are both natural and stunning. He takes care to honor the proportions of each individual client with personalized results.

Dr. Scarpidis is also highly active in the field of scientific research and makes frequent contributions to industry literature on the topic of liposuction. He can be found regularly lecturing on the local circuit at cosmetic conferences, networking events and seminars.

The doctor is passionate about bringing the most advanced, groundbreaking new body sculpting technologies to his patients as soon as they are cleared by the FDA, and for this reason his NYC practice has become a top destination for those clients seeking an evolved level of well-being.

Where does my treatment take place?

Super wet liposuction takes place in the privacy and comfort of our outpatient facility Scarpidis Aesthetics. We offer inviting, climate-controlled reception areas, state-of-the-art surgical suites outfitted with world-class technology, and tranquil, healing recovery quarters designed for peace of mind. As a fully accredited medical center, safety is a top priority, and we follow the strictest protocols not unlike any local hospital.

Dr. Scarpidis has been adamant about creating a highly experienced, compassionate team, and his support staff at Scarpidis Aesthetics fits the bill. Each RN, medical assistant and technician is expertly trained in their respective field and is on hand to go the extra mile for your safety, care and comfort. If you have anything extra that you need during your stay, do not hesitate to ask.

Taking the next step

If you are interested in finding out more about whether super wet lipo might be right for your aesthetic goals, contact us today to set up your confidential consultation with Dr. Scarpidis. During this session, the doctor can address all of your questions and concerns in depth, providing you with information on costs, risks and benefits, recovery and more.

Your consultation will consist of a physical examination of your troublesome fat zones, a review of your medical history and previous cosmetic treatments, and the creation of your customized plan of action to eradicate unwanted fat.

Schedule a consultation

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance so you can look and feel your very best, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis today. During your private meeting in his midtown office, Dr. Scarpidis will thoroughly discuss your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires, before outlining a customized treatment plan designed to address the issues that concern you most. From there, he will guide you through making an informed decision that is in your best interest and will result in the precise aesthetic enhancements you desire.

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