Awake Liposuction -Tickle Liposuction

Tickle Liposuction is a great way to achieve the body contouring shape you have been looking for. Dr. Eric Payne will design a unique treatment plan and discuss the risk and benefits of the procedure at your initial consultation.

What is Tickle Lipo?

Tickle Lipo, or Tickle liposuction is a new form of liposuction. Another name for this procedure is called Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (NIL). It is known to reduce pain and recovery time and it is safer than most other type of liposuction techniques since general anesthesia is avoided. Tickle Liposuction name comes from the tickling sensation that patients experience during the liposuction cosmetic procedure. The treatment area typically is numbed with local anesthesia using a tumescent liposuction technique. Tickle Lipo procedure can be performed on many parts of the body. The most common body parts where tickle lipo can be performed on are:

  • Inner and outer thigh
  • Back
  • Abdomen or Tummy
  • Love handles or flanks
  • Hips
  • Saddlebags or outer thighs
  • Buttocks

How does Tickle Lipo work?

Tickle Lipo is a unique body sculpting method that vibrates and rotates 10Hz and blocks pain as it suctions and loosens the fat out of the body. This method tricks the nerves in the surrounding tissue from signaling pain while excess fat is removed.

What are the advantages of Tickle Lipo over other similar treatments?

Tickle liposuction procedure is a minimally invasive procedure which is FDA approved and helps break up the stubborn fat. Some of the main benefits are:

  • Minimizes pain
  • Gets rid of stubborn fat or unwanted fat
  • Minimizes the chances of tissue damage
  • Speedy recovery with minimal to no downtime

Am I an ideal candidate for Tickle Lipo?

An ideal candidate for this cosmetic procedure is anyone who wants a firmer body and has good skin elasticity. We recommend for our patients to have a healthy diet and exercise regularly. It is recommended for patient to undergo a weight loss journey before wanting to move forward with surgery.

How is Tickle Lipo performed?

Tickle liposuction is performed under local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia. In some instances a light sedation can be used to help keep our patients calm during the cosmetic procedure. This can be performed on a variety areas of your body. Once the area that is being worked on is numb, our board certified plastic surgeon will inserts the liposuction cannula through 5 mm tiny incisions. The powered cannula liquifies the fat and suctioning at the same time. After the procedure, most patients are able to return back to normal daily activity with minimal to no downtime. The vibrating cannula gives accessibility to work through fatty tissue and tougher areas of the body for smoothing line, less bruising and sculpting results. Tickle Lipo can be combined with other skin tightening procedures to help achieve the optimal results.

What is the recovery like for this surgical procedure?

Right after your cosmetic surgery you will be placed in compression garments. Instructions on how to take off compression garments will be given to you by our staff members. Recovery is very fast when it comes to the tickle lipo procedure. You can resume normal activities after a few days. Swelling, pain and soreness are expected after this plastic surgery procedure. No strenuous activity for a few weeks.

What will the results be like?

Results are different for everyone. In most cases, you will notice a toner and slimmer treatment area almost immediately. The majority of patients see full results in just a few months, with some noticing results in as little as a month.

What are the risks of this cosmetic surgery?

The risks are generally low with Tickle Lipo. The side effect risks that do occur include skin not tightening enough after the procedure and lumpy or uneven fat redistribution. Both of these can easily be resolved in follow-up appointments with your doctor.

What is the difference between tickle liposuction and traditional liposuction?

During tickle lipo, local anesthetic is used and delivered through the cannula to remove fat cells. This cosmetic procedure will make you feel minimal to no discomfort. Typically a tickling sensation is what most patients experience when undergoing tickle liposuction. This procedure allows for fat removal in areas that do not respond when exercising and dieting.

What is the difference between smartlipo vs tickle lipo?

Smart lipo is similar with the exception that it uses high energy lasers instead of infrasonic energy to destroy fat cells. Tickle liposuction has higher success rates in removing body fat. The vibration during a tickle lipo also blocks transmission of pain signals.

Awake Liposuction

Awake Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique of fat removal. This cosmetic surgery uses anesthetic anesthesia which is injected by our board certified plastic surgeon through small incisions. This is a quick and low cost way for you to benefit from liposuction procedure. Dr. Eric Payne will design a unique treatment plan and discuss the risk and benefits of the procedure at your initial consultation.

Which areas of the body can awake liposuction be performed in?

Awake liposuction can be treated in many areas of the body including:

  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Buttocks

What are the benefits of awake liposuction?

  • Minimal swelling, bruising and scarring
  • Return to normal activity on the same day

The patient is awake throughout the procedure and can provide any feedback during treatment and also has a no risks associated with general anesthesia. With these lower risks patients can avoid the unwanted side effects of nausea/vomiting, feeling drowsy after surgery, and the avoidance of blood clots in the legs or lungs.

What can I expect during an awake liposuction procedure?

During your awake liposuction there will be no use of general anesthesia. A cannula is inserted through small 5 mm incisions which provides access to stubborn fat after the sites have been numbed by local anesthetic using a tumescent liposuction technique.

How long is the recovery time?

Recovery time can vary depending on the number of areas treated at a time. Awake Liposuction recovery time is much shorter when compared to traditional liposuction. There is typically minimal to no downtime after your cosmetic surgery procedure.

How soon will I see results from awake liposuction?

You will be noticing a difference as soon as you are through with the procedure. We recommend to maintain a health diet and exercise regularly. We recommend wearing a compression garment for approximately 8-12 weeks after liposuction to help achieve the optimal results.