Tickle liposuction or tickle lipo is a liposuction alternative that is less invasive and performed under local anesthesia. Also referred to as lunchtime liposuction, the procedure could be done in as little as an hour where patients can be discharged immediately. Recovery time is short and people could resume their normal daily activities within days hence, the name lunchtime liposuction.
The procedure is performed without the use of heat or lasers. An oscillating instrument is used to breakdown fat cells thus producing less tissue trauma, bleeding and has faster healing rates. It gets its name from the sensation produced by the oscillating or vibrating cannula which produces a tickling sensation.
Tickle liposuction is an FDA approved procedure. It is highly recommended for active men or women who don’t have the benefits of spending long recovery times. Aside from the costs of liposuction, one of the reasons why people shun away from traditional liposuction is the long recovery period which prevents them from returning to work making the experience financially stressful.
The procedure is highly effective for removing stubborn fat deposits in the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, arms, calves and ankles. Because it produces less tissue trauma, it could be performed in more sensitive areas where traditional liposuction could do more harm than good.
People who are planning to undergo traditional liposuction are advised to have an extensive medical checkup. This is to guarantee that they are able to meet the requirements for the surgical procedure. Tickle liposuction on the other hand only require that they be pre-approved by the surgeon. Because it is less complicated and risky, almost anybody could be considered a candidate for the procedure.
Patients are advised to avoid blood thinning medications and NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Advil, Aleve, ibuprofen and aspirin. These medications could increase the risks of bleeding. Although patients are discharged immediately after the procedure, they are discouraged from driving. The effects of the local anesthesia may still be present making driving extremely dangerous. Wearing loose clothing is also advised to avoid placing stress on the operated area.
Tickle liposuction is performed by first introducing local anesthesia to the target area. A vibrating cannula is then introduced on the target area to destroy fat cells. The fat cells are then removed from the body naturally. The vibrating effect gives a tingling sensation. It is practically pain free.
Results of treatment could be seen immediately with changes more visible a few days after the procedure. However, it does not produce the same dramatic results as traditional liposuction. Fat cell reduction is also significantly compared to the latter. Patients are often advised to get multiple treatments to achieve their desired results.
One great advantage of using tickle liposuction for fat removal is the relative ease and quickness of the procedure. This is even possible for busy professionals who don’t have the luxury of spending weeks recovering from surgery.
Tickle liposuction is definitely safer compared to liposuction surgery. Medical complications such as bleeding and infection are minimized due to the nature of treatment. It is FDA approved and is certified safe for removing fat cells. Tissue trauma is minimal and it does not damage nearby cells or blood vessels.
Fat cells removed through liposuction are permanently eliminated. Future weight gain could be attributed to other areas not treated. Fat cells could be removed permanently but this does not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. The best way of keeping your body slim remains to be a healthy diet and living an active lifestyle.