If you are considering getting liposuction, there is a new alternative procedure called Tickle Lipo that you should know about. This procedure uses infrasonic vibrations to liquefy the fat deposits in your body that you want to be removed.
In traditional liposuction, a surgeon will make a small cut into your body in the area where the fat will be removed. A small hollow tube, called the cannula, is then inserted into the body. The cannula is moved back and forth to break down the fat, with the surgeon using suction to suck the fat from the body. With traditional liposuction, a patient needs general or local anesthetic to control the pain they experienced. Compared to traditional liposuction, Tickle Lipo is quite different.
What Makes Tickle Lipo Different?
Tickle Lipo is the nickname that was given to Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture. It was given this name because many patients say they feel a tickling sensation during the procedure. This form of liposuction first became popular in Europe, and then as the technology advanced, it gained popularity in North America.
As in traditional liposuction, a small incision is made in the part of the body where the fat will be removed. However, unlike traditional liposuction, anesthesia is applied through the Tickle Lipo cannula. After it numbs the area, the vibrating motion of the cannula is used to loosen up and remove fat deposits. Since the vibrating cannula delivers anesthesia as it moves around, doctors have greater maneuverability, and this allows them to perform the procedure in a safe and simple way that does not require the patient to be put under during the procedure.
One of the benefits of this form of liposuction is that since acoustic waves are used to break up the fat before it is removed, nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels are not disturbed. Additionally, once the fat has been emulsified, it can be removed from the body with little to no damage to structural tissues, thereby leaving the patient with smooth results.
The Tickle Lipo system is built to shut down automatically when anything but fat is found. This means that the areas that surround fatty deposits are not touched. This minimizes bruising, swelling and bleeding.
Recovery and Life after Tickle Lipo
Tickle Lipo is a simple procedure that only takes between one to two hours to complete. Patients do not need to stay the night in the hospital, and they can have the procedure done at our San Antonio Surgi-Center. The process can be performed in multiple parts of the body at the same time, making it faster than traditional liposuction.
Since the procedure causes less damage to the body, patients can recover quicker. Most patients can go back to work and live a normal life after just a few short days. Results of Tickle Lipo last quite a long time because, like traditional liposuction, the fat cells are permanently removed. Patients can also expect to see the results immediately after the procedure is done.
If you are interested about Tickle Lipo or have any questions, contact us at Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas. Our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your needs.