Tickle Lipo™ is named for the slight tickling sensation some patients report during the procedure. Tickle Lipo differs from other methods of tumescent liposuction because the cannula is activated by air pressure, causing a whirling movement, infrasound and thus vibration referred to as “nutational”
Tickle Lipo is one of the newest methods of liposuction offered in the United States. The device offers all of the benefits of current liposuction technology without most of the inherent risks.
Unlike other Liposuction techniques that utilize the heat of laser or ultrasound energy, the surgical cannula used in Tickle Lipo stays cool, eliminating the risk of heat injury to tissue. Tickle Lipo can be used to safely and more effectively remove deeper fat as well as superficial fat and to execute "high-definition"
“This new machine, which is really just new to us, was developed in Belgium and has been used there for some time,” says Dr. Ronel. “It works by using acoustic waves to break up the fat cells, combined with gyrational motion of the tip that happens 10 times per second and does not generate heat. The heat thing was a big deal for me. The little tubes (cannulas) are also only the size of an IV, so it’s much less invasive than traditional lipo.”
“As this machine works, it actually puts in the anesthetic solution at the same time as it melts the fat and sucks it out. This makes it nearly painless, extremely quick, and it’s an in-office procedure that patients will be able to walk out of. This also means quick and easy spot treatments. Also, by having the procedure in-office, it will be notably less expensive because patients won’t have to worry about operating room or anesthesia costs.”
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About Dr. Ronel::
Daniel N. Ronel, M.D. specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and body. He attributes his passion for aesthetics to having been raised in an environment where the arts and sciences played equally important roles. His parents moved from France to Princeton, a small university town near New York City where his father was a respected scientist and the family had easy access to museums, concerts and lectures.
Dr. Ronel graduated with honors from both Princeton University and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. His plastic surgery training was at the New York Presbyterian Hospital program, which includes New York Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
In addition to being a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ronel is also a board-certified pediatrician. His pediatric training was at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania)
Dr. Ronel’s philosophy is that a physical feature is only a concern when the patient perceives it to be. He strives to understand his patients’ desires, expectations, hopes, and dreams and to accurately convey his ability to achieve the desired results. He embraces both state-of-the-