Introducing HydraSolve® Lipoplasty System – a smooth new approach to aesthetic body contouring. Derived from precision eye surgery, HydraSolve® utilizes warmed and low pressurized saline solution and a specially designed cannula employing Tissue Liquefaction Technology (TLT) to simultaneously liquefy and remove fat without damage to other vital tissues. Because it does not use cutting or shear force to remove fatty tissue, the HydraSolve® system eliminates the need for the forceful thrusting required in traditional liposuction procedures. HydraSolve® is designed to contour the body by removing localized deposits of excess fat and is not intended to treat obesity. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that has risks similar to other minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries.
HydraSolve’s Tissue Liquefaction Technology (TLT)
Tissue Liquefaction Technology, TLT, is a new way of delivering energy which allows relatively low levels of both thermal and mechanical energy to be delivered to a surgical target. A key feature of TLT is the ability to precisely adjust both of these low energy levels, to provide “just enough” energy to liquefy a target tissue while not liquefying an adjacent non-target tissue. TLT works well as a surgical energy source whenever the target tissue requires less energy to be liquefied than the adjacent non-target tissue. That is precisely the nature of the surgical field in liposuction, and is consistent with our earlier adaptation in cataract surgery.
Mechanism of Action
The HydraSolve® difference is in its mechanism of action. Utilizing our proprietary Tissue Liquefaction Technology (TLT) and a specially designed cannula (hollow metal surgical tube), the HydraSolve® system eliminates the need for the forceful thrusting required in traditional liposuction procedures. HydraSolve® works more efficiently because it replaces cutting and shearing of fat tissue with liquefaction of fat tissue. In a HydraSolve® procedure, liquefaction occurs only to fat tissue; blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues are not liquefied.
Standard saline solution is warmed and pressurized to a low degree, then presented to the tissue in a stream of pulsed packets (boli).The thermal energy in the energized saline stream is not enough to burn tissue, and the mechanical energy used is not enough to cut tissue. The synergistic combination of low thermal energy and low mechanical energy disrupts bonding proteins that make fat cells connect to each other. When those proteins are disrupted, the fat cells separate from each other, and because a saline stream is constantly provided the fat tissue changes from a solid to a liquid.
Target fat tissue and non-target tissues are gently drawn into the interior of the cannula. The energized saline stream, which stays completely inside the cannula, gently impacts and interacts with this drawn-in fat and non-fat tissue.
Boli from the energized saline stream target ONLY fat tissue (because their energy is too low to liquefy the more rigid surrounding tissues), which is liquefied (from solid to liquid form) inside the cannula. Non-target tissue (connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves) is not changed or damaged.
With standard suction power, the liquefied fat moves freely through the cannula and tubing directly into the waste container. Non-fat tissue is not damaged and exits the cannula aperture (opening of the cannula), returning to its natural, anatomical location in the subcutaneous space.
HydraSolve Liposuction Cannula Animation
HydraSolve® is designed to contour the body by removing localized deposits of excess fat and is not intended to treat obesity. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that has risks similar to other minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries.