Tickle Lipo Minneapolis MN

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 it’s getting a lot of attention because it delivers incredible results with virtually no downtime.

Dr. Leslie Smith is one of a handful of cosmetic doctors in Minneapolis trained in the Tickle Lipo procedure. Dr. Smith uses Tickle Lipo to treat almost any area of the body including the neck, back, face, ankles, stomach, chest/breast, buttocks, hips, abdomen and chin.

If you had CoolSculpting done in the past, tickle liposuction can be used to correct it. CoolSculpting just freezes fat off and doesn’t fully work.

Tickle Lipo Overview

The name Tickle Lipo comes from the technology which uses a low frequency acoustic infrasonic vibration. Patients say the vibration feels like a tickling sensation. The vibration breaks up fat without disrupting surrounding tissue, for smoother results and less recovery time.

Advantages to Tickle Liposuction

  • Outpatient procedure under local anesthesia
  • Comfortable procedure
  • Little or no downtime
  • Safe, no heat technology
  • Permanently reduces fat cells
  • Ideal treatment for high definition body sculpting

How Tickle Lipo Works

Tickle Lipo is also known Internationally as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (N.I.L). Dr. Smith selected the Tickle Lipo system for its superior patient comfort and safety features.

Tickle Lipo is a minimally invasive, performed in Dr. Smith’s Wayzata cosmetic treatment center under local anesthesia. In general, the procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the size and number of areas to be treated.

Tickle Lipo Step By Step

  • Dr. Smith will make a small incision in the treatment area and infuse the area with a numbing tumescent fluid.
  • Next, Dr. Smith will insert a micro cannula (tube that will be used to suction fat).
  • The patented cannula rotates and vibrates independently, making more gentle and easier to break apart and remove fat from the body.
  • Because Dr. Smith can see changes in the curves of the body as they’re taking place, she can deliver more precise results.
  • When Dr. Smith has achieved the desired shape, she will remove the cannula. Generally the incision is so small that no sutures are needed.

What To Expect

Results are different for everyone. In most cases, you will notice a toner and slimmer treatment area almost immediately. The majority of Tickle Lipo patients see full results in just a few months.

Tickle Lipo Pricing

Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics is one of the leading cosmetic centers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul region for Tickle Lipo. We offer competitive pricing with free consultations.

How much does Tickle Lipo cost?

In general, Tickle Lipo is less expensive than traditional liposuction. The cost of Tickle Lipo will vary based your individual goals. Considerations will include the number, size and location of treatment areas, as well as the current size and condition of your body.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation for Tickle Lipo and find out how you can get a slimmer, more toned shape.

Tickle Lipo FAQs

What is Tickle Lipo?

Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (N.I.L), more commonly known as Tickle Lipo, is a liposuction procedure that uses no heat. The technique uses a cannula that rotates and vibrates on its own, rather than manually by a doctor, making it easier for the fat to break apart and suction out.

Who is a candidate for Tickle Lipo?

Dr. Smith recommends Tickle Lipo for patients who have targeted problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise. Tickle Lipo is not for people who are expecting to lose a significant volume of fat.

What is the advantage of ‘no heat’ liposuction?

Dr. Smith introduced Tickle Lipo to Minneapolis St. Paul patients because of its superior safety and comfort. The Tickle Lipo technique targets only those problem areas, leaving the surrounding tissues untouched, for smoother contours, less trauma and quicker recovery.

Does Tickle Lipo really tickle?

The name Tickle Lipo comes from the fact that the cannula vibrates during the procedure. Traditional liposuction and other advanced liposuction techniques rely on the physician to move the cannula back and forth to dislodge and suction out fat. The vibrating is said by some patients to feel like a “tickle”.


Patients that are hesitant to schedule surgical procedures due to concerns about the medications prescribed for these treatments now have another option that helps them avoid some potential side-effects. Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics offers Pro-Nox, an analgesic delivery system that reduces both discomfort and anxiety before and during your surgical procedure. The best part: you get to control how much or how little you need. Traditionally known as laughing gas, Pro-Nox is a specially designed system that takes effect quickly and eliminates some of the side effects of oral medications like Ativan, including drowsiness, dizziness, and tiredness. Because the effects of Pro-Nox wear off within minutes once you no longer need it, patients that choose Pro-Nox have the added benefit of being able to drive themselves home from their procedure if they choose. There is a small fee to use Pro-Nox before our surgical procedures, so let us know during your consultation if you would prefer this option.