Tickle Liposuction in Sacramento

“Tickle Lipo”, more formally called Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL) and Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL), is a new state-of-the-art technique that reduces the discomfort patients experience during a traditional liposuction treatment significantly. In fact, that’s how it got its name: the gentle motion of the cannula “tickles” patients. It is also far faster and safer than other liposuction methods, both the laser and traditional versions. We are excited to be offering Tickle Liposuction to the greater Sacramento, California area.

Tickle Liposuction Is a Fast Procedure

You’re going to love how fast Tickle Liposuction is, both on the day of the procedure and during your recovery. The tickle liposuction technique makes use of a very small incision and an air-operated cannula (a thin tube) which is inserted into that incision. This means no excess heat from the cannula to cause discomfort. Instead, the cannula vibrates at 10 Hz, a fairly mild level of motion, and this movement is what breaks up the excess fat, so it can be extracted as a liquid easily through the same cannula. The whole thing takes far less time than traditional liposuction, and so will your recovery. As a bonus, since no heat is applied during Tickle Liposuction, your unwanted fat can be reused for fat transplantation.

No General Anesthesia Required

With no heat and nothing more than a single tiny incision, a local anesthetic is typically all that is needed during Tickle Liposuction. The medication is also inserted using the cannula, and it quickly disperses in the area. At that point, the cannula moves with 3D motion, breaking apart fat and aspiring it at the same time. This entire process is minimally uncomfortable, and is not painful at all—and in fact, patients often laugh at a tickling sensation during the procedure. The length of the procedure depends on how much fat is removed, but the local anesthetic is enough throughout the process.

Superior Contouring and Smoother Results

Tickle Liposuction provides patients with many advantages over more traditional liposuction methods, but perhaps the most notable from a surgeon’s perspective is the ability to provide smoother results and contouring right during the liposuction process. Tickle Liposuction is a far less blunt instrument than traditional liposuction. The Tickle Lipo process lets a surgeon target small areas with 3D motion, sculpting out exactly the right look around the body’s natural musculature.

One of the Safest Forms of Liposuction

Your Tickle Lipo recovery time will be minimal. There’s no need for general anesthesia, so you aren’t sick and groggy afterwards, and you can go home as soon as the procedure ends. In fact, you’ll be ready to get back to your normal schedule just a few days after your Tickle Liposuction procedure. The only difference for you will be that you’ll wear a pressure garment for a few weeks.

As with any surgical procedure, Tickle Liposuction is not totally free of risks—but the risks that are present are minimal in comparison with all comparable techniques. Since there is neither heat applied to the body nor general anesthesia, the risks with Tickle Liposuction are simply lower. The most significant risks are cosmetic: loose skin and uneven fat distribution as you might see with any fat removal procedure. Risks for either of these are minimal and easily remedied later by your cosmetic surgeon.


What is the recovery time like?

You can be back to work in as little as one day. Because general anesthesia is not used, you can be back up on your feet as soon as the procedure is finished. However, you will have to wear a pressure garment for 1-4 weeks to ensure the best results.

How good are the results?

Results are immediate, but will vary from person to person. The areas where the lipo was performed with continue to improve over several weeks and months.

What areas of the body can I get Tickle Lipo on?

We perform Tickle Lipo on the abdomen, back, buttocks, and thighs, but we can also treat other areas; set up a free consultation to find out more.

*individual results may vary