Everything You Need to Know about Tickle Lipo

Monday, June 6th, 2016

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Looking for a way to sculpt your body without a major disruption to your daily life? Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics offers one of the latest advances in liposuction today, a minimally-invasive procedure known as Tickle Lipo. This treatment offers smoother results than traditional liposuction, with less discomfort and downtime afterward. Dr. Smith offers this procedure to her patients as one more option in body contouring to help them reach their aesthetic goals.

What is Tickle Lipo?

Tickle Lipo, also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction or NIL, is a procedure that uses gentle vibration to loosen fat cells in the treatment area for easier removal. The vibration reduces trauma to surrounding skin and tissue, resulting in less discomfort and bruising after treatment. The vibrations also ensures a more precise procedure, leaving a smoother result and allowing the technique to be used on even smaller treatment areas like the upper arms, neck and under the chin.

Candidates for Tickle Lipo

Like other liposuction procedures, the best candidates for Tickle Lipo are men and women that have achieved a healthy weight but have isolated deposits of fat that linger even after their diet and exercise efforts. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and is not typically recommended for patients with a body mass index (BMI) over 40. The procedure can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Abdomen and waistline
  • Upper and lower back
  • Hips and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks and male chest
  • Neck and chin

Because Tickle Lipo does not use heat in the fat removal process, the harvested fat cells can successfully be transferred to other areas of the body in need of augmentation. This process, known as fat transfer, can be used to enhance the buttocks, for example.

Tickle Lipo Advantages

There are a number of reasons to consider Tickle Lipo over other liposuction methods: No general anesthesia required Shorter treatment, faster recovery Less discomfort during and after treatment Less blood loss means less bruising Produces smoother results No heat used, allowing fat to be used for transfer Like other forms of liposuction Tickle Lipo offers dramatic and permanent fat reduction.

About the Procedure

Tickle Lipo is performed as an outpatient procedure by Dr. Smith, usually using local anesthesia. A narrow tube called a cannula is inserted directly into the fat deposit via a very tiny incision. The cannula produces a gentle vibrating motion that liquefies fat cells so they can be suctioned out of the body. Treatment time will depend on the amount of fat to be removed and the number of areas to be treated.

Recovery and Results

Patients are able to return home as soon as their procedure is over and most return to regular activities within a few days. You will likely be required to wear a compression garment for a few weeks to promote healing to the treatment area and enhance your overall results. Results can be seen right away and will continue to improve in the weeks following treatment as your body fully heals and skin continues to conform to the new body contour.

Tickle Lipo is an effective way to sculpt those problem areas of your body so you can be more confident in bathing suits and some types of clothing. With the arrival of summer, now is the perfect time to schedule your Tickle Lipo treatment and get the beach body you have always wanted to show off. To learn more about the procedure, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics at 952-460-1970.

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