At the Avoca Clinic, we’re all about innovative procedures that result in the best results and the least possible discomfort for our patients. That’s why we offer tickle liposuction instead of traditional liposuction. Here’s a guide to what it is, what you can expect during your procedure, and why we love it.
What it is
Traditional liposuction as we know it dates back to the 1970s, so as you might imagine, there have been some advances in the technology since then.
Tickle liposuction is also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) and Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL). A more advanced, less invasive and more effective form of plastic surgery, tickle liposuction is the next step in cosmetic surgery’s evolution.
Tickle lipo uses a vibrating “cannula” – a small, thin and hollow tube – to remove fat.
The procedure begins with local medication inserted via the cannula. After that, the surgeon uses the cannula to gently separate the fat using acoustic waves. Connective tissue, blood vessels and nerve endings are usually left undisturbed by this technique. Fat is also removed at this stage, simultaneously.
Advantages of Tickle Liposuction
We love tickle liposuction at Avoca Clinic. It’s faster, more precise, more comfortable and safer than its predecessor.
Here are some of the ways in which its superior to traditional liposuction…
For several reasons, this technique is easier on the patient than traditional liposuction. Firstly, because it’s a relatively small device, it’s more comfortable. Then, thanks to infrasonic vibration, it’s less painful and – to some lucky patients – ticklish!
Because tickle engages in fat liquefying and simultaneous aspiration, it is a much shorter way of attaining the same results as traditional lipo. It is immediate fat removal.
Tickle liposuction is the least invasive method of liposuction yet to be invented. It is designed to minimize disruption to non-targeted areas. It’s lighter and easier for the surgeon to work with, which means that they can enjoy a more accurate, less cumbersome procedure, which minimizes the likelihood of mistakes.
As an added reassurance, the cannula is designed to switch off upon contact with tissue that has different density to fat (muscle, for instance).
Tickle liposuction is performed under a local anaesthetic. This means that you don’t lose consciousness and that the procedure and the recovery time are both much faster than with more traditional methods.
Not only is recovery time faster, but patients typically experience less discomfort during this recovery time than they do with traditional liposuction.
There’s also less after-care needed with tickle liposuction. You will have less need for suturing during the healing process. Contouring is smoother and – consequently – the results are more natural looking. Bruising and swelling are kept to a minimum by this technique too.
Because it uses a smaller device and is more advanced than traditional lipo, tickle liposuction can be more bespoke and specific.
This means that tickle liposuction can be performed on inner-thighs, arms, chin and neck.
Meet the New You
Tickle liposuction is a hugely popular technique. It’s especially suited to those who want to get rid of that final, stubborn piece of excess weight; or a patient who’s reached their ideal weight but just wants some improvement and definition.
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*Disclaimer – There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary from patient to patient. Our team of consultant plastic surgeons will ensure you are in safe hands and discuss your results at your consultation.