For decades, liposuction has been named one of the most effective treatments for reducing fat around the body. As a major surgical procedure, traditional liposuction is performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia and IV sedation. The recovery period is typically an involved and lengthy process, and side effects can take two to three months to subside entirely, depending on the extent of treatment undergone.
Since its revolutionary introduction in the 1980s, liposuction has evolved to reveal advanced, less-invasive techniques that yield better results with fewer side effects and less downtime. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, Tickle Liposuction has gradually become one of the most sought-after procedures for removing fat and shaping areas of the body. With minimal discomfort and a quicker, less-involved recovery period, Tickle Liposuction has rapidly built a reputation as one of the most effective minimally invasive body-sculpting procedures available today.
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we offer exciting monthly specials for Tickle Lipo, focusing on a different area of the body each time. Call us at (952) 460-1970 to find out what’s currently on offer!
Recovering from Tickle Liposuction
While Tickle Lipo achieves similar results to other liposuctions methods, it is significantly less traumatic for the body overall. Performed as an in-office procedure, Tickle Lipo requires tiny incisions, through which a cannula is inserted into the targeted fat deposit. Gentle low-frequency vibrations are then delivered to loosen the fat cells before they are suctioned out of the body. Since this technique is much gentler to the skin, the recovery period is generally a matter of days. While strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least several weeks, most patients can resume regular activity within three to four days.
While traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia, Tickle Lipo is completed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. The most common areas of treatment for Tickle Liposuction include the abdomen, flanks, back, arms, thighs and hips. It is a comfortable process with multiple benefits for patients, including low risks, precise and high-definition sculpting, and permanent fat removal results. Though recovery is generally simple and straightforward, there are various steps you can take to ensure a comfortable and seamless healing process.
Consult Your Physician
Dr. Leslie Smith is one of the few cosmetic doctors in Minneapolis with extensive training and experiencing performing Tickle Lipo. As an expert in body contouring treatments, she is an invaluable resource for your recovery period. In your initial consultation, Dr. Smith will walk you through the healing process so you are fully aware of what to expect, how to manage any side effects and any pain medications required to alleviate discomfort. Depending on your condition and the areas treated, she will personalize these aftercare instructions, catering them to your unique needs and concerns.
Take Time Out
Though Tickle Lipo requires significantly less downtime than traditional liposuction techniques, it is crucial to schedule some time out to rest and allow your body to recover from the procedure. For most patients, Dr. Smith recommends two to three days of downtime, after which most of the swelling, bruising or discomfort should have subsided. Avoiding activity during this time will allow your body to recuperate and adapt to its new shape. In consultation with Dr. Smith, you will likely be up and about after day three or four.
Wear Compression Garments
Wearing compression garments is a vital part of the recovery period for Tickle Lipo, as with most other body contouring treatments. They help to support the treated area, reduce swelling and bruising, and improve circulation to promote healing. You will require garments designed specifically for the treatment area, and these may need to be worn for approximately two weeks. The compression garments will also help to maintain the contours of your procedure to ensure you achieve the best aesthetic outcome.
Start Moving but Avoid Strenuous Exercise
After two to three days of downtime, it is important to start moving at a gentle pace as soon as you feel comfortable. Generally, you are encouraged to move around, walk and assume regular activity to assist in your body’s natural healing processes. Though gentle movement is beneficial, it is essential to avoid exercise for at least ten days to two weeks after your Tickle Lipo procedure to prevent complications and ensure optimal results. Depending on the area treated, Dr. Smith can recommend simple exercises to help strengthen the area, ease any residual discomfort and ensure healthy circulation.
Schedule Follow-Up Appointments
Once your Tickle Lipo procedure is complete, Dr. Smith will aptly prepare you for the healing process by providing you with aftercare directions and any materials required for recovery. She will also schedule a follow-up appointment during the coming days or weeks. At this stage, she will monitor your progress and evaluate how your body is recovering and adapting to its new contour. Dr. Smith will also recommend ways you can maintain your results to ensure you get the most out of your Tickle Lipo treatment. This follow-up appointment will also be an ideal opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have about the post-operative process.
Achieve Your Ideal Body with Tickle Lipo at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics
Dr. Leslie Smith is dedicated to the patient experience. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we work with you from consultation to aftercare to ensure a smooth, seamless treatment experience and an optimal aesthetic outcome. This process involves evaluating your lifestyle, including your exercise and dietary habits, to understand how Tickle Lipo fits into your current way of life and how you can extend the longevity of your results. Depending on the treatment areas and your overall aesthetic goals, Dr. Smith will personalize your aftercare instructions to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics is one of the premier clinics in the Minneapolis St. Paul area for performing Tickle Lipo. In a gentle, comfortable procedure, this advanced technique can dramatically enhance your figure without the side effects or downtime of traditional liposuction. If you have unsightly bulges around your body and wish to achieve a slimmer, more toned physique, Tickle Lipo may be a suitable solution for you. To learn more or experience the benefits for yourself, contact our clinic in Minnesota at (952) 460-1970 to schedule your complimentary consultation.