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Tickle Liposuction

As part of our aesthetic cosmetic procedures, Regenerative Cell Institute offers “Tickle Lipo,” the most innovative fat removal and body sculpting technique. Internationally known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (NIL), this FDA approved procedure provides a safe, comfortable alternative to traditional liposuction.

The “Tickle Lipo” procedure earned its moniker because of the tickling sensation experienced during the treatment. Unlike traditional liposuction, this surgical procedure typically does not require general anesthesia and rather than experiencing pain, patients typically experience vibrations which cause them to giggle. The vibration and movement of the cannula (the thin tube that is inserted to remove adipose fat tissue) enables it to glide through fatty tissue while delivering local anesthesia and eliminating fat with little or no pain. The patented movement of the cannula used in Tickle Lipo acts as a pain blocker, in the same way that scratching relieves irritation.  The cannula is also able to maneuver through fibrous and tougher tissues for better sculpting, less surgery time, less bruising, and more rapid recovery.

Dr. Santos performs Tickle Lipo in-office, as an out-patient procedure, and patients remain awake and under tumescent local anesthesia. The Regenerative Cell Institute’s Tickle Lipo body sculpting treatments deliver excellent results, permanently removing fat cells in a safe, comfortable manner.

In addition to the fat removal and body sculpting benefits, Tickle Lipo procedures may be combined with Regenerative Cell Institute’s stem cell therapy treatments.  After a patient undergoes Tickle Lipo, the adipose (fat) tissue that is removed can either be used for immediate stem cell harvesting (for use in stem cell therapy procedures) or fat transfer procedures.

Benefits of Tickle Lipo

Tickle Lipo is an innovative, minimally invasive cosmetic liposuction procedure that provides a safe, more comfortable alternative to traditional liposuction. Using a state of the art machine and cannula, Tickle Lipo uses a low frequency infrasonic vibration to quickly remove fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue.

Advantages of Tickle Lipo:

  • Meticulous body sculpting.
  • Typically requires no general anesthesia.
  • 25% faster than traditional liposuction procedures.
  • Little to no discomfort.
  • Permanent removal of fat cells.
  • Immediate results.
  • Quicker recovery.
  • Reduced swelling and bruising.
  • Safety features ensure non-fatty tissue isn’t damaged.
  • Infrasonic energy ensures healthy tissues are preserved for better skin retraction.
  • Safe, easy, and affordable.

What to Expect

Before undergoing Tickle Lipo, patients enjoy an initial consultation, with Dr. Santos at the Regenerative Cell Institute. During this one-on-one consultation, Dr. Santos personally evaluates each patient and discusses treatment areas, expected goals, pre-existing conditions, contraindication, pain tolerance, and any previous procedures the patient has undergone. After assessing the patient’s current health, body composition, and wellness history, Dr. Santos creates a customized Tickle Lipo procedure plan to ensure each patient receives the best overall medical care and optimal results.

Tickle Lipo procedures are minimally invasive and generally last between 1 – 2 hours. Through small 3mm incisions, numbing tumescent fluid is infused into the patient’s tissue via the Tickle Lipo machine’s vibrating cannula. Once the treatment areas are numb, Dr. Santos activates the Tickle Lipo vibrating suction cannula which is specially designed for body sculpting and fat removal.

After the Tickle Lipo procedure is completed, patients remain in recovery for 30 minutes. Pain is typically minimal but patients who experience discomfort are encouraged to take an over the counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil; patients who experience further discomfort may be prescribed pain medication. Patients are encouraged to walk and resume normal daily activities immediately following the procedure, but should refrain from exercise for 2 weeks. Patients are required to wear a medical compression garment for 2-4 weeks to facilitate healing and achieve optimal appearance.

Tickle Lipo results may be seen immediately after initial swelling dissipates (which is generally 2 – 5 days) and continued improvements occur over 3 – 5 months, pending patients follow a well-balanced diet and exercise regimen.

Our State of the Art Equipment


We use the LIPOMATIC® and EVA®SP RANGE which includes the N.I.L.® technique.  The N.I.L.® technique is based on a movement of nutation, which enables the fatty tissues to be removed while respecting the other tissues. This will make the postoperative shorter and less painful for the patient. LIPOMATIC® and EVA®SP range represents a real evolution for the patient and the surgeon. Over the last ten years, this technology has become the reference technique in Liposculpture.

With numerous studies all over the world, including Europe, USA, Brazil and Asia, and without having ever been contradicted, this technique has already convinced thousands of professionals.

Advantages of the N.I.L® Technique and LIPOMATIC®/EVA®SP RANGE:
  • Less bruising
  • Less edema
  • Better aspect of the skin
  • Shorter post-operative recovery
  • Ability to treat any zones of the body, even the most delicate ones
  • To learn more about Tickle Lipo, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, please contact the Regenerative Cell Institute.  We offer consultations at our regenerative medical treatment centers in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mason City, Iowa.

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