Six Advantages of Tickle Lipo

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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Liposuction is one of the most performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. For many, being able to have their stubborn fat areas removed is a dream come true. But there are also many who are turned off by the invasive procedures that require anesthesia and significant downtime.

Thanks to the constant advancement of modern science, there is now a less invasive option that yields excellent results with less discomfort during the short recovery period. This new cosmetic marvel is called Tickle Lipo.

Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics is one of the premier destinations in the Minneapolis St. Paul area for Tickle Lipo, an advanced laser liposuction technique. Tickle Lipo is one of the latest lipo procedures and is getting a lot of attention because it delivers incredible results with virtually no downtime. If you think you might want to get rid of stubborn fat using this innovative new technology, then continue reading to find out if Tickle Lipo may be right for you.

What is Tickle Lipo?

Tickle Lipo, also known as N.I.L. (Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture) originated in Europe. This innovative liposculpture technology sets itself apart from traditional liposuction. There is a safety feature in place to ensure non-fatty tissue is not damaged. There is no heat or ultrasound is used; rather the infrasonic energy ensures healthy tissue remains for better skin retraction.

Benefits of Tickle Lipo

Tickle Lipo has significant benefits and advantages over traditional forms of liposuction.

This state-of-the-art technology allows for permanent and meticulous body sculpting with little to no discomfort and fast recovery time.

Modern technology, paired with the experience of Dr. Leslie Smith, ensures a comfortable and safe procedure without the need for a general anesthetic.

Effective in the removal of stubborn and unwanted fat – This state-of-the-art device liquefies and quickly removes fat cells without damaging any of the surrounding tissue.

Faster than traditional liposuction – The cannula motion assists in the painless delivery of local anesthesia, decreased procedural discomfort and shortened treatment times. The unique vibrating cannula speeds up liposculpture, making Tickle Lipo up to 25% faster than many traditional lipo procedures.

Quicker recovery – Recovery with Tickle Lipo is much easier and quicker than traditional lipo.

  • Return to work the next day.
  • Very little bruising and swelling.
  • Resume normal (non-strenuous) activities almost immediately.

Almost pain-free – The unique infrasonic vibration disrupts the sensation of painful stimuli by activating the nerves that block the transmission of pain signals, thus blocking pain signals sent to the brain. This results in more of a tickling sensation, thus the name Tickle Lipo.

Safe – This state-of-the-art technology is so safe that it will immediately shut off if non-fatty tissue is contacted, ensuring only fat destruction.

Better contouring and smoothing results – Unlike other liposuction procedures, Tickle Lipo does not use heat or ultrasound which sometimes causes an uneven appearance. Because Tickle Lipo uses infrasonic technology only to break down fat cells, it has the added benefit of achieving greater contouring abilities, smoother results, reduced swelling and less bruising.

Who is a Candidate for Tickle Lipo?

Anyone looking to tighten and tone their body is a good candidate and should be:

  • In general good health.
  • Close to their ideal weight.
  • Have areas of stubborn fat that they are unable to eliminate with diet and exercise.
  • Have realistic expectations.

What Areas of the Body Does Tickle Lipo Treat?

Tickle Lipo can be used on many parts of the body. These areas include but are not limited to:

  • Inner thighs
  • Back
  • Outer thighs
  • Love handless
  • Bra bulge
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks

There are different sized cannulas for treating different areas, which makes it ideal for areas that are difficult to treat with other methods.

The Tickle Lipo Procedure


An initial consultation visit will take place with Dr. Leslie Smith in our Wayzata office in Minneapolis to discuss:

  • Treatment areas.
  • Any previous procedures.
  • Pre-existing conditions.
  • Expected Goals.

The Sculpting Procedure

  • Tickle Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure. Depending on the patient, it could take approximately two to three hours.
  • Very small incisions will be made, and a numbing tumescent fluid will be applied using the medically advanced Tickle Lipo cannula.
  • Once the area is completely numb, Dr. Smith will activate the Tickle Lipo vibrating cannula that is strategically designed for meticulously sculpting fat removal.


Pain is typically minimal, and an over the counter pain reliever can be taken. Usually unnecessary but if you have further discomfort, your doctor can prescribe you pain medication to make you recovery time more comfortable.

You are encouraged to move around, walk and resume your regular activities the following day.

You will be required to wear a compression garment for approximately eight weeks. These garments help re-seat the skin to help achieve optimal clinical results.

About Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics

Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics is a full-service cosmetic treatment center located in Wayzata, MN just minutes from Minneapolis. The team is led by board-certified cosmetic physician Dr. Leslie Smith who is trained in laser technology. We offer a broad range of services for skin and facial rejuvenation, body contouring, laser vein therapy and hair removal.

You’re going to love coming to Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. We focus on each patient. You will receive one-on-one time with the cosmetic doctor to discuss your goals and needs. Together, we will create a customized treatment plan that will help you look and feel your best.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you would like to further explore Tickle Lipo, call us to schedule your consultation! Our staff is ready to take your calls (952) 460-1970

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