Why is Tickle Lipo Superior to Traditional Liposuction?
Thursday Mar 19, 2020
Liposuction has been around for centuries. Modern liposuction techniques were developed in Europe in the 1960s, which allowed the treatment of large areas of the body. In the 1980s the addition of tumescent solution made liposuction safer and allowed treatment of even larger areas of the body. Tumescent solution is saline combined with lidocaine and epinephrine to provide anesthesia and basically eliminate bleeding. However, even with the addition of lidocaine, most liposuction continued to be performed under general anesthesia.
Tickle Lipo was developed in Belgian in the late 1990s but was not used in the U.S. until the late 2000s. The technical name for Tickle Lipo is Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture. The technology uses air pressure to create a wave(nutation) at the tip of the cannula which has several important benefits. First of all, it allows the procedure to be done entirely under local anesthesia. The nutation allows fat to be gently teased out of the body, rather than being ripped out as with traditional liposuction. As you can imagine, the atraumatic nature of the procedure leads to less pain and bruising and much faster recovery. Also, since the fat is gently teased out, the connective tissue which attaches the skin to the muscle underneath remains intact. This allows for a much smoother result. Finally, the nutation stimulates the collagen in the skin allowing for better skin retraction. These facts make Tickle Lipo by far the best option for liposuction on the market.