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The Lowdown on Tickle Lipo

Tickle Lipo is an effective method of body contouring that raises the bar on traditional liposuction techniques. The procedure, which is available at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, can be used on a variety of areas to remove stubborn deposits of fat and produce a smoother body contour. With a number of benefits unique to the Tickle Lipo procedure, there are plenty of good reasons to consider this treatment for meeting your body sculpting goals.

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What is Tickle Lipo?

Tickle Lipo is a special liposuction technique that uses infrasonic vibration to loosen fat cells from the treatment area before they are suctioned out of the body. With traditional liposuction, the physician manually moves the cannula inside the fat deposit to loosen the cells for removal. The automatic vibration of Tickle Lipo is able to more efficiently break up fat without damaging surrounding tissue, which means a more comfortable procedure and shorter recovery period for you.

Who is it for?

Tickle Lipo, like other types of liposuction, is recommended for men and women that have stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to calorie-counting and regular workouts. The procedure can be used on nearly any area of the body where an unwanted “bulge” develops, including the abdomen, back, hips, thighs and upper arms. Dr. Smith at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics will meet with you prior to your liposuction procedure to discuss your body contouring goals and determine whether Tickle Lipo is the right procedure for you.

Advantages of Tickle Lipo

There are a number of advantages Tickle Lipo offers over other liposuction procedures:

  • Can be performed using local anesthesia
  • No heat used, reducing risk during treatment
  • Comfortable procedure performed on outpatient basis
  • Recovery time is shorter and more comfortable

Like other liposuction procedures, the results of Tickle Lipo are permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the treatment.

What is the procedure like?

Tickle Lipo is performed at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics in about five hours total. After local anesthesia is administered, small incisions are made in the treatment area that allow for insertion of a narrow tube called a cannula. This cannula rotates on its own to break up the fat for easier removal. Loosened fat cells are then suctioned out of the body using the same device.

Dr. Smith is able to monitor the changes in the body profile as the procedure is progressing. This ensures she removes the cannula at just the right time to ensure optimal results. The incisions that were used to allow access for the cannula are usually too small to require any sutures. A bandage is placed over the incisions and the patient can return home shortly after the treatment is completed.

What kind of results can I expect?

Results of Tickle Lipo can be seen right away and will improve somewhat as the body heals from the procedure. Excess fat will be completely eliminated and the treatment area should look sleeker and more sculpted. Because the fat cells are completely removed from the body, you results should be permanent. However, if you gain weight after treatment, remaining fat cells in the area can expand and change your overall results.

Tickle Lipo is an excellent choice in body contouring, with greater comfort and less recovery than other types of liposuction techniques. To learn more about this procedure, contact Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics today at 952-460-1970.