Liposuction arrived in the U.S. in the early 1980s, but has changed dramatically and continues to grow in popularity. In 2016, over 414,000 people had some variety of liposuction to remove unwelcome fat from their arms, necks, legs, thighs, stomachs, and other areas.
Today, minimally-invasive liposuction is rapidly becoming the way patients choose to trim down, tone up, and get that contoured, sculpted look without the discomfort, downtime, and cost associated with traditional liposuction. Enter Tickle Liposuction, a cutting-edge cousin to the original procedure that was created to gently remove fat from problem areas and reduce your measurements from stem to stern. Tickle Lipo provides you with the ultimate fat-reduction session thanks to its innovative advancements in liposuction. Here’s how it works.
How Tickle Lipo Works
Also known as Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL) and Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL), Tickle Lipo centers on an air-powered cannula that vibrates at a safe, comfortable 10-hertz frequency. This kind of vibration is a common tool in the body-contouring arsenal; for example, both VelaShape and VASERLipo use similar vibrations. This technique provides an advantage because it shakes fat cells, removing them from tougher connective tissues.
The Tickle Liposuction cannula doesn’t just vibrate; it also rotates, assisting the skilled surgeon in breaking up fat and, eventually, liquefying it—without applying heat. Once the fat is liquified, it’s easily sucked out using the cannula, which only needs a tiny incision to insert the device.
Because Tickle Lipo does not apply heat, it’s safer and far more comfortable than competing body contouring techniques. Some Tickle Liposuction patients even describe a mild “tickling” feeling during the procedure, which is the source of the name. This tickling sensation is simply the physical result of the nerve fibers in the area vibrating, and has no impact on the procedure’s success or efficacy. Typically, Tickle Lipo does not require general anesthesia, meaning you get to skip that extra time feeling sick and woozy and recovering from just the anesthetic. Your surgeon will of course numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic so your procedure will be painless—and you can go back to work the next day, too, thanks to the brief Tickle Lipo recovery time.
Tickle Liposuction Benefits
Tickle Lipo can dramatically boost your self-confidence because it can reduce your fat levels. This procedure is ideal for patients looking for a compromise between traditional liposuction and simpler contouring with something like injectables. If you are searching for an effective, safe procedure that’s non-invasive, this is an excellent option. If you just can’t miss time from work, again, this is a wonderful choice. You will see the most evidence of Tickle Liposuction results about a month after your procedure, and they will include fewer inches, firmer skin, and less jiggle.
On the other hand, if your goal is to lose a large amount of weight, Tickle Lipo is probably not your ideal choice. Tickle Liposuction is really best suited for patients with focused problem areas too stubborn to respond to exercise and diet. Some classic Tickle Lipo areas are saddlebags on the thighs, love handles, and excess tummy flab. Tickle Liposuction can also be a good choice for smaller areas like the face, arms, and neck, and to “trim” or contour the buttocks.
Tickle Liposuction Side Effects and Risks
Thanks to the elimination of general anesthetic and other techniques that caused more blood loss in the past, Tickle Lipo is a relatively low-risk procedure. If for some reason after your procedure you experience uneven fat distribution, all you will need to smooth that out is a follow-up treatment. The only other risks, which are rare, include blood clots and infection. Side effects such as bruising, swelling, and soreness may occur, but when it does it resolves quickly without medical intervention almost all the time.
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If Tickle Liposuction sounds like the choice for you, why not get the scoop the best possible way? Reach out to get your free consultation anytime. We’re eager to discuss the facts with you, and help you find the perfect procedure for meeting your goals.