Removes Excess Fat | Body Contouring | Feel and Look Better
Tickle Lipo of Your Body
ABDOMEN - UPPER ARMS - INNER AND OUTER THIGHS - LEGS - LOVE HANDLES - BRALINE - ARMPITS - CALVES - UPPERBACK - WAIST-HIPS
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A very common cosmetic procedure today, Tumescent Lipo-contouring or Liposculpture is often the answer to improve body contours and to reduce stubborn pockets of fat of the stomach area, upper arms, neck, outer and inner thighs, inner knees, buttocks, waist, “love handles” (flanks), and back, as well as other areas like bra-line fat and armpit fat.
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The term “tumescent” refers to putting a solution of salt water, numbing medicine (lidocaine), and a small amount of adrenaline directly into the fatty areas to be treated by lipo-contouring. The fat absorbs this solution and is then ready to be removed carefully by lipo-contouring with either or both of SmartLipo or Tickle Lipo, which commonly is done using a machine to create the appropriate suction to remove the unwanted fat.
Dr. Barnes' TICKLE LIPO handpiece is connected to a small cannula (small, blunt metal tube) which is inserted into the fat pocket areas through tiny skin incisions. This technique is an amazing approach to better, faster, more comfortable results these days – Dr. Barnes was the first physician to use Tickle Lipo on the West Coast.
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Tickle Lipo is based on vibrations set up by a special cannula handpiece that actually tickles many patients as he removes and contours excess fat. The actual name is Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction. He also often uses SmartLipo, a laser fiber that passes under the skin to result in additional fat reduction and more skin tightening due to tissue heating effects. Both of the proven and safe technologies result in better and faster results for his lipo-contouring patients and help get them back to work faster. He uses them together at times depending on the needs of each individual patient – some need more skin tightening so Dr. Barnes offers the SmartLipo in addition to Tickle Lipo body contouring.
Dr. Barnes holds the Tickle Lipo or SmartLipo cannula in his hand and carefully moves the tip of the cannula throughout the fat pockets and actually is “sculpting” the areas with vibration effects or heating effects of SmartLipo. Removing the right amount fat in the right way is as much an art as it is an important surgical procedure. He is an artist in his aesthetic approach to help ensure you get the results you want.
Dr. Barnes refers to this neck and face facial fat contouring procedures as “lipo-contouring” rather “liposuction.” He refers to his body contouring procedures like SmartLipo Laser with Tickle Lipo as a liposuction procedure. In addition, he may use his “Lipo-Laser” or "Verju" (Erchonia Low Level Therapy Lasers) which also helps promote healing, decrease swelling and discomfort and he uses it over the treated areas after the procedure and the following visits.
Tickle Lipo and SmartLipo are very LUNCHTIME MAKEOVERS procedures popular today because they result in faster procedures, with less discomfort, less bruising, and are often done awake resulting is less downtime! Patient safety, of course, is always the number one priority.
After his LUNCHTIME MAKEOVERS tumescent lipo-contouring procedures, patients wear compression garments for a number of weeks (2-3) or sometimes longer which greatly enhances the final results in terms of evenness, smoothness and natural appearance of the various treated body areas.
Many patients are working in a a day or two and working out in days! Depending on the number of areas treated, sometimes our patients plan on a week off before returning to full daily activities. Most are always up and around doing things – even the next day – especially if Tickle Lipo and/or SmartLipo are used. The healing is much faster and there is less swelling, discomfort and bruising.
I often do my awake body contouring procedures AWAKE but at times intravenous sedation is preferred – like when wisdom teeth are removed. The amount of post-operative discomfort varies with the amount of lipo-contouring is done and the specific patient. It is usually described as “soreness” for a number of days. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW! YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON THE FRONT PAGE!