Tickle Lipo Technology
What is Tickle Lipo?
Tickle Lipo, also known as, Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) and Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL), is a new procedure that significantly reduces discomfort during a liposuction treatment. It is much faster than other traditional or laser liposuction methods, as well as safer.
How does Tickle Lipo work?
Custom acoustic liposuction works by having a cannula inserted into a small incision. These cannulas are operated by air and produce, no heat, which assists in reducing patient discomfort. The cannula is vibrated at 10 Hz., and this breaks up the fat, making extraction easier. Since the fat is aspirated through the same cannula, the procedure takes less time than a conventional liposuction. Also, since there is no heat applies, the fat that is recovered can be reused if fat transplantation is to occur. The gentle whirling motion reduces pain and causes the tickle sensation. All of our Tickle Lipo is performed by Dr. Jill Wohlfeil.
What are the advantages of Tickle Lipo over other similar treatments?
Custom acoustic liposuction offers numerous advantages over other liposuction treatments. One advantage is that Tickle Lipo’s technique of fat liquefying and simultaneous aspiration makes the procedure much shorter. Additionally, patients report less discomfort during their short recovery time. Using custom acoustic liposuction for fat removal also allows the unheated fat to be harvested for transplantation. This procedure is generally less expensive, because a surgery room and general anesthesia are not needed.
Who is a candidate for Tickle Lipo?
Anyone who is looking to tighten and tone their body, but is otherwise healthy, is a great candidate.
How is Tickle Lipo performed?
A local anesthetic is usually all that is needed. A light anti-axiety medication may be prescribed. Local medication is inserted threw a small cannula. Then the cannula starts to move in a 3D pattern (that means it moves in more than one plane) that breaks apart and aspirates fat all at the same time. While the surgeon is performing Tickle liposuction, patients generally feel only minimal discomfort. The procedure does involve a tickling sensation that sometimes causes patients to giggle or laugh during treatment. The length of the operation depends on the amount of fat being removed. After the treatment session, there is usually no need for sutures.
What is the recovery like?
Recovery time is minimal. Since general anesthesia is not used, you are able to leave as soon as the procedure is over. You can resume your normal activities in just a few days after receiving Tickle liposuction. You will be wearing a pressure garment for 1-4 weeks.
What will the results be like?
Results will vary from person to person. In general, you will see results immediately. These include a slimmer and toner area where the procedure was performed. Some patients see full results in as little as one month, while most realize optimal results within a few months.
What is the risk?
Like any surgical procedure there are minimal risks with Tickle liposuction. Since general anesthesia is not used an no heat is applies, the risks are minimized. The biggest risk is uneven fat distribution and loose skin. Both o these can easily be fixed by the surgeon at a later time.
What areas of the body does Tickle Lipo treat?
Tickle Lipo is able to be used on many parts of the body. These areas include, but are not limited to, inner thighs, back, outer thighs, “love handles”, bra bulge, abdomen and buttocks. There are different sized cannulas for treating different areas, which makes it ideal for areas that are difficult to treat with other liposuction methods.
- No general anesthesia
- Little discomfort
- Patient safety
- Permanent removal of fat cells
- Quick recovery period
- Discreet, in office procedure
- Superior Body sculpting
- Less blood, less then conventional liposuction