What Is Tickle Lipo & How Does It Work?|What Are The Risks Involved In Tickle Lipo?

What is Tickle Lipo Work?

Tickle Lipo is a short form used for Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) and Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL), is a new procedure of liposuction that reduces the discomfort caused during the procedure. Tickle Lipo is faster and safer than other traditional laser weight loss procedures.(1)

Tickle Lipo is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure for fat removal and body sculpting.

How Does Tickle Lipo Work?

Infrasonic technology is used in tickle lipo to assist in the removal of fat cells from different parts of the body. The common areas where tickle lipo is used are:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Inner and outer thigh

The patient during the procedure is put under local anesthesia. This means the patient is awake during the procedure and just the area where the work is to be carried on is numbed.

Small incisions are made in areas that have unwanted fat. A small tube is then inserted into the incision to break fat by emitting vibrations.

These vibrations give a tickling feeling and that is why it is nicknamed as tickle lipo.

It is a fast procedure and multiple parts of the body can be worked on in one session.

How Is Tickle Lipo Better Than Other Liposuction Procedures?

Tickle Lipo is a non-invasive procedure and requires only local anesthesia on the area where the liposuction is to be performed. There is very little damage and the individual can get back to the normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

On the other hand, conventional liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia as it involves incision and suction of fat from beneath the skin. There can be bruising, redness, swelling and mild discomfort. The recovery can be very painful, at times.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From The Procedure Of Tickle Lipo?

The recovery in tickle lipo takes 4-12 weeks. It is important to abstain from strenuous exercise.

The individual is asked to wear compression garments for 24 hours for 4 weeks. After 4th week the compression garment should be worn only during the day.

The results are visible immediately. The swelling might take 8-12 weeks to resolve.

Who Are the Best Candidates For Tickle Lipo?

The best candidate to go ahead with tickle lipo is someone who,

  1. Wants to go ahead with body contouring in areas where there is excess fat
  2. Has no history of body image disorders or eating disorders
  3. Has realistic expectations from the procedure
  4. Is willing to go ahead with the change in diet to keep up with the result
  5. There should be 2-4 inch fat in the areas of the body where you want to get the fat removed.

This procedure does not tighten the tissue. So, if a lot of fat has to be removed, the person might require skin removal or skin tightening treatment.

Also, diabetes and heart patients should avoid going ahead with the tickle lipo.

Risks Involved With The Tickle Lipo

Just like any other cosmetic procedure, tickle lipo also has a few associated risks.

There can be an uneven fat distribution and loose skin

  • Swelling
  • Bruising soreness
  • Blood clot
  • Infection

These risks are short term and resolve quickly. To lessen the risk, the procedure should be done by a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon best qualified for tickle lipo procedures. Any questions regarding the procedure should be cleared with the dermatologist or the plastic surgeon that would be performing tickle lipo.

It is always good to make the doctor aware of your expectations and to know how effective the procedure you want to go ahead would be. This lessens the chances of disappointments and makes you prepared for the result.

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