Conventional liposuction is very successful at removing pockets of unwanted body fat, but it is a fairly invasive surgical procedure. Recovery can be painful and may take up to eight weeks. Fortunately, medical science has been inventing a variety of less-invasive methods of removing body fat.
Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas offers two minimally-invasive body sculpting procedures: Smart Lipo and Tickle Lipo. Both of these procedures offer fat removal without undergoing surgery. Now is a great time to consider body sculpting procedures, allowing your body ample time to recover before you hit the beach this spring and summer. To schedule your Smart Lipo or Tickle Lipo procedure, contact Dr. Jeneby’s office today.
Smart Lipo uses a laser to melt fat away. It can be used to treat small, localized deposits of fat. The area to be treated is given a local anesthetic. The surgeon then makes a tiny incision in the skin and inserts a thin cannula with the laser on the end of it. The laser is moved back and forth under the skin, heating up the fat cells. The heat from the laser actually melts the fat and causes the fat cells to explode. If a large volume of fat is being removed, the surgeon will aspirate out the melted fat and cellular debris. If only a small volume is being treated, the body will just break it down and get rid of it. A bonus side effect of Smart Lipo is that the laser treatment also firms the skin over the treated area. Recovery from Smart Lipo is quick — most patients will feel a bit sore but can resume their normal activities within a day or two. Strenuous exercise needs to be avoided for two weeks.
Tickle Lipo is similar to Smart Lipo, except instead of a laser it uses infrasonic energy to destroy fat cells. Like Smart Lipo, it is performed under a local anesthetic through a tiny incision. The vibrating cannula used to destroy fat cells creates a tickling sensation, thus the name. The vibrations may also act to block the transmission of pain signals from the area. Recovery time from Tickle Lipo is about the same as that from Smart Lipo. Tickle Lipo has a higher survival rate of the fat being removed, making it a better choice is fat grafting is something you’re considering.
Advantages of Tickle Lipo
If you feel unsatisfied with your body because of unwanted fat, liposuction may be a good option for you. It can help you to get rid of fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise. We would like to tell you about the advantages of Tickle Lipo.
This is a form of liposuction that is technically called nutational infrasonic liposculpture. While the procedure is being performed, there is a vibrating sensation, hence the name Tickle Lipo. The main idea behind this procedure is the same as the traditional procedure. It will remove unwanted fat. However, it offers several advantages.
Benefits You Can Experience with This Procedure
This is a minimally invasive procedure. Tiny incisions are made in areas where you have unwanted pockets of fat. A small tube is inserted into the incision and will break up the fat and liquefy it with special vibrations. Overall, the procedure is short and simple. You can have multiple parts of your body worked on during the same session.
In comparison to the traditional procedure, this method produces less damage to your tissues. It has safety mechanisms built into it that prevent harm. Since the underlying tissues are preserved, you are going to have a quicker recovery time. While each situation is going to be different, most can expect to be up and back to normal activities a couple of days after the procedure is done.
Because the procedure is less invasive, most individuals do not need to use general anesthesia. You are going to be awake the entire time that you have unwanted fat removed with Tickle Lipo. This means that you do not have to consider any of the risks that are sometimes associated with using a general anesthesia.
Get the Body You Have Always Dreamed of
It can be frustrating to visit the gym multiple times a week and restrict your diet with the goal of slimming out certain areas of your body but never seeing the results that you were hoping for. The problem with weight loss and diet is that you do not have control over where you will lose weight and how your muscles will grow. For example, you cannot control your genetics. Some people simply hold onto fat in certain areas and are not able to build muscle in particular places like they would want to. The great thing is that Tickle Lipo is able to sculpt your body and help you achieve your goals. It can do what diet and exercise have not been able to accomplish.
Both Smart Lipo and Tickle Lipo offer minimally-invasive benefits such as quick recovery times and no anesthesia. Our medical staff can help you determine the right plan for you and your body, so you can get the results you want.
Seeking out a highly experienced, skilled plastic surgeon -– like Dr. Jeneby — to perform the procedure may make more of a difference in the results and recovery time than the exact type of minimally invasive liposuction performed. Contact us today to schedule your body contouring appointment.