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What You Need to Know About Tickle Liposuction

Tickle liposuction
Have you ever thought about liposuction? It’s a procedure that helps millions of patients reach their aesthetic goals every year. However, many people worry about the extent of the procedure, the recovery time, and how it will impact their appearance. Luckily, there’s an alternative: tickle liposuction. This is a relatively new method that dramatically lowers the invasiveness of liposuction.

Tickle liposuction, also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (NIL), uses an air pressure cannula to create a whirling motion and remove fat from the body. It puts far less stress on your body, making for a simpler, safer procedure with faster recovery time. Keep reading to learn more about tickle liposuction and its benefits.

Is Tickle Liposuction As Effective as Traditional Liposuction?

In many cases, tickle liposuction is more effective than traditional techniques. While both methods remove fat as well as the other, the tickle method causes less overall strain on the body.

In fact, many tickle procedures use local anesthetic instead of putting you completely under. This reduces stress and allows the doctor to achieve more extensive fat extraction.

Even though tickle procedures allow for increased extraction, they are considerably more comfortable and reduce pain and recovery time.

Where Can It Be Used on the Body?

While it does depend on the person, tickle liposuction can be used anywhere you could use traditional liposuction. It’s also better in challenging spots — like the knees.

Overall, tickle liposuction provides more options for your doctor to work with for your treatment plan.

What’s the Recovery and Downtime?

One of the primary reasons tickle liposuction was developed was to reduce stress on the body. As a result, recovery and downtime are typically less than those of traditional procedures. The exact recovery time will vary by person, depending on the extent of the procedure.

On average, there are about two to three days of downtime for basic recovery.

Contact Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center Today

If you want to learn more about tickle liposuction and what it might offer you, contact Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center. You can reach our Pottsville office at 570-622-2900 or our Hazleton office at 570-455-4252. Or fill out the online contact form. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for you.

How to Maintain Results After Liposuction

liposuctionLiposuction allows many individuals to start anew and feel more confident in their bodies. However, it is essential to note that it is not a procedure that guarantees permanent results; the ideal results you experience after liposuction only last as long as you take care of yourself. Thankfully, it is possible to experience the long-term benefits of liposuction with a few recommended lifestyle adjustments.

How to Get the Best Results After Liposuction

Commit to Healthy Nutrition

Without a balanced diet, most of the advantages of exercise or liposuction would be lost. In addition to minding your daily caloric intake, opt for foods rich in the nutrients your body needs to support a healthy form. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins should all play more significant roles in your diet, while you should limit sweets, simple carbs, and saturated fats.

Stay Active

While you are healing after liposuction, it is ideal that you refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activity for at least the first several weeks. However, once you are clear to resume exercise, it’s important to come up with a plan. In addition to improving your physical and emotional health, regular exercise is essential for maintaining the results of the procedure. Opt for at least 30 to 60 minutes of daily physical activity that combines aerobic and strength exercises, whether that means following a workout regimen, playing sports, taking walks, or staying in motion throughout the day.

Schedule a Consultation for Liposuction in Hazleton or Pottsville, PA

However, many people, despite leading a generally healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and frequent exercise, can still be unhappy with the way their bodies look because of localized fat deposits. This condition is known as lipodystrophy, and it can develop for reasons beyond your control, such as your gender, family health history, or even genetics. In certain cases, liposuction may be the best option to start you off on a comfortable path to wellness.

For any questions or to see whether you qualify for this procedure, contact Dr. Robert M. Kimmel today by calling (570) 455-4252 in Hazleton, PA, or (570) 622-2900 in Pottsville, PA.

Discover the Power of Liposonix®: A Non-Surgical Solution to Unwanted Fat

Fit young woman with muscular body in black bikini.Are you tired of struggling with stubborn body fat that just won’t budge, even with a dedicated workout routine? You may find Liposonix® the answer you’ve been seeking if you are seeking an alternative to liposuction. This innovative treatment uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to permanently destroy unwanted fat cells, leaving the overlying skin unharmed. Learn more about this revolutionary procedure and how it can help you achieve your desired body contours.

What is Liposonix®?

Liposonix® is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to target and destroy fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. This treatment is performed in a comfortable office setting, resulting in slimmer, more defined skin. Patients can experience a reduction of one pant or dress size in just one hour-long session.

Benefits of Liposonix®

Liposonix® offers myriad benefits for those looking to slim down and reshape their problem areas. Some key advantages include the following:

  1. Non-invasive: Unlike traditional liposuction, Liposonix® is a non-surgical procedure, which means no incisions, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery time.
  2. Quick and effective: A single Liposonix® treatment lasts only one hour and can reduce one pant or dress size.
  3. Versatile: Though commonly used for tummy and waist contouring, Liposonix® can also target the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, back, knees, and calves.
  4. Immediate return to daily activities: No special care is required following a Liposonix® treatment, allowing patients to resume their normal routine without interruption.
  5. Boosts self-confidence: A slimmer, more toned appearance can enhance your self-esteem and improve overall quality of life.

Choosing the Right Provider: Dr. Robert Kimmel

When considering Liposonix® or any cosmetic procedure, selecting a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is crucial. Dr. Robert Kimmel is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical experience. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). Plus, Dr. Kimmel is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to explore the benefits of Liposonix® and see if it’s the right solution, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Kimmel. Discover how this revolutionary, non-surgical treatment can help you achieve the body contours you’ve always desired and regain your confidence. You can reach our Pottsville location at 570-622-2900, while our Hazleton location can be reached at 570-455-4252.

What is Tickle Liposculpture?

blonde woman in yellow two-piece swimsuit with white shirt on forearms.Tickle Liposculpture gets its name from the mild “tickling” sensation that makes it more comfortable than traditional liposculpture. 

Tickle Liposculpture is minimally invasive and FDA-approved for getting rid of excess fat and helping sculpt your desired body shape.

How Does Tickle Liposculpture Work?

During Tickle Lipo (officially called Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture), Dr. Kimmel uses infrasonic technology to remove excess fat cells. He makes a very small incision and then inserts a small air-pressured metal tube into the incision that breaks up fat with oscillations, rotations, and vibrations. It’s these vibrations that give Tickle liposculpture its name.

The infrasonic vibrations “trick” your body’s sensory system so that your body experiences tickling instead of pain during the procedure.

Because it’s a quick procedure, you can opt to have tickle lipo on multiple areas during the same session and use the excess fat for sculpting other areas.   

How Is Tickle Liposculpture Different From Other Types of Liposuction?

Instead of receiving general anesthesia as you do with traditional liposuction, you will receive local anesthesia on the lipo site. Using local anesthesia means that you’ll be awake during the procedure. However, the incision sites will be numb, so you won’t feel pain. 

Tickle liposculpture is less invasive than traditional liposuction. Traditional lipo involves larger incisions and suctioning out fat beneath the skin, which sometimes results in tissue damage. Whereas, tickle lipo preserves the surrounding tissue. 

Tickle liposculpture is also more comfortable and efficient than typical liposuction, allowing precise body sculpting with minimal trauma. Plus, the fat is removed intact, which makes it possible to use it for body sculpting purposes during the same procedure.

This procedure results in significantly less swelling and bruising than traditional liposuction and has a less painful recovery. Thus, you can expect to be back to doing your normal activities in only a few days rather than a possibility of several months with traditional liposuction recovery.

We Offer Tickle Liposculpture in Pottsville and Hazleton

Dr. Robert M. Kimmel, MD, FACS, PC, is an American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) certified plastic surgeon. He has over 15 years of clinical practice experience and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

If you’re interested in learning more about Tickle liposculpture or want to schedule a consultation, contact us or call 570-622-2900 (in Pottsville) or 570-455-4252 (in Hazleton).

Planning Liposuction Before Vacation? Here’s What You Should Know!

Beautiful girl touching her healthy skinWe’re getting to a point where we can start to plan for the near future again. This has a lot of people considering a vacation to a sunny location in the coming months. Instead of engaging in restrictive diets and excessive exercise to get the best body contours beforehand, many people schedule a quick trip to their plastic surgeon for a little liposuction. The brief, minimally invasive procedure provides outstanding sculpting not only for vacation but potentially for many years after. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. Still, when planning liposuction as a pre-vacation procedure, there are some things to consider. Namely, the stages of healing that are necessary for optimal results. We’ll discuss this topic here.

What to Expect From Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction is a relatively conservative procedure in comparison to other surgeries. Patients should still expect seven to 10 days of recovery afterward, though. When we say seven to 10 days, we’re referring to the initial healing that occurs through a lot of rest and activity restrictions. After these initial days of recovery, it is not uncommon to still have some tenderness in the surgical area. Also, deep tissue healing is ongoing for at least a few more weeks. To help support this healing, as well as reduce swelling, it is beneficial to continue wearing a compression garment even after returning to work and light activities. After surgery, it is common for the body to experience a sustained inflammatory response as an integral part of healing. This contributes to swelling and, while that side effect may not be painful, it could make the treated area appear “puffy” for some up to 4 weeks. Knowing this, patients can plan their surgery and special events accordingly.

Help Your Body Heal More Quickly

The time it takes to fully recover from liposuction can vary from one person to another, but who doesn’t like the idea of expediting their process if possible! Some of the ways that you might help your body heal optimally after liposuction include:

  • Wear compression as recommended by your surgeon. Do not remove it just because you are feeling better. This garment is used not only for comfort but also to facilitate that deep tissue healing and swelling-reduction.
  • Optimize lifestyle habits. After liposuction, it is more important to eat a very healthy, balanced diet than to severely restrict calories. Your body will need an abundance of nutrients to heal well after surgery. Rather than restrict calories, reduce or cut out alcohol, high-sugar foods and beverages, and high-salt, processed foods. Also, increase your water intake. This can also help swelling to resolve efficiently.
  • Rest. this can be one of the most challenging aspects of surgical recovery for many people. Most of us did not grow up with value placed on rest, so needing more than our norm can feel unsettling. Knowing this, you can go into your surgical recovery more mentally prepared. After liposuction, it is imperative to avoid doing too much too soon. Keep in mind, when tempted to do more than you should, that too much activity can cause swelling, irritation of incisions, and it also increases the risks of postsurgical complications.

Whether or not you have a special event like a vacation in the near future, you deserve to love what you see when you look in the mirror. Dr. Kimmel performs tumescent liposuction and Tickle Liposuction. Patients with more time to reach their goals and a desire for nonsurgical body contouring may be interested in the Liposonix procedure. For more information about our body contouring options, contact us and schedule a visit to our Pottsville or Hazleton office

What are the Areas that Liposuction Can Treat?

For many of our patients who have been trying to achieve desired body contours, liposuction can be a real turning point. This procedure doesn’t help with weight loss and it may not be ideal for every person. A healthy lifestyle is still a must. However, having liposuction can be a game-changer in terms of confidence, satisfaction, and even motivation to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits. Here, we’ll discuss which areas of the body tend to do very well with liposuction

  • The neck and chin areas. The chin and upper neck are susceptible to small collections of fatty tissue. This results in a loss of jawline contour and, often, a double-chin. To resolve these problems with liposuction alone, a patient must have good quality skin that is elastic enough to bounce back after the minor procedure. 
  • The backs of the arms. Here, mildly sagging tissue may retract on its own after liposuction is performed to reduce the circumference of the upper arm. Sometimes, liposuction is a complement to arm lift surgery. 
  • The front of the armpit. Here, small accumulations of excess fat can bulge out of the sides of a bra. 
  • The sides of the chest. Liposuction is commonly used to treat gynecomastia. 
  • The bra rolls. Here, excess fat bulges from the back of the bra.
  • Back rolls and flanks. Liposuction can sculpt the lower back areas that commonly hold excess fat.
  • Abdomen. This may be the most well-known area for liposuction. 
  • The buttocks and hip area. Rather than perform liposuction on the main part of the buttocks, surgeons often use this procedure to sculpt the upper, outer portions of this area. 
  • The inner and outer thighs are also common areas treated with this procedure.

So, can liposuction be performed anywhere on the body? No. This procedure is not performed on the face due to the delicate nature of fat here. When excess fat protrudes under the eyes, for example, instead of liposuction to remove the fat, a doctor will perform either dermal filler injections to hide the puffiness or blepharoplasty to smooth the under eye area. 

Are you considering liposuction? Contact our Hazleton or Pottsville office today to schedule your consultation. At your appointment, we can answer any questions you may have about this procedure and how it can help you feel your best. 

LipoSonix May be Your Key to Better Curves

In our Hazleton and Pottsville offices, we frequently consult with men and women about their body contouring goals. Liposuction is often a topic of interest because, let’s face it, many of us have an area where we can pinch an inch or more of excess fatty tissue. While liposuction has been a popular procedure for many years and is known for achieving excellent results for the right patients, there is value in also exploring nonsurgical options like Liposonix. We have performed this procedure on many of our patients and are pleased to say that it has proven itself effective.

What is LipoSonix?

Adults have many options in nonsurgical body contouring these days. We have carefully selected treatment options because we know that results matter. LipoSonix is a nonsurgical treatment platform that destroys fat cells using focused ultrasound waves. This technology allows us to selectively reduce fat in areas where contouring often needs the most improvement: the midsection. Abdominal fat has been a common problem that adults have tried to eliminate using a plethora of strategies. The thing about abdominal fat is that some people are genetically predisposed to it. That doesn’t mean that diet and exercise cannot help. It means that even with good eating habits and a healthy, active lifestyle, a small amount of fat may linger. For such situations, LipoSonix nonsurgical fat reduction may be ideal.

If you are one of the millions of people who are struggling with that last 10 to 15 pounds around your midsection, LipoSonix may be an excellent treatment to improve your shape. The treatment takes about one hour and, according to clinical data, can reduce the waistline by up to one inch. That’s about one pant or dress size. During treatment, ultrasound waves permeate superficial tissue without causing harm. Energy is absorbed into subcutaneous fatty tissue, where disruption occurs to cell membranes. The body eliminates the damaged cells through natural lymphatic processing.

LipoSonix is the result of 10 years of research and testing. The device has developed quite a reputation for safe, consistent results as it has been used in Canada, Japan, and Europe for several years. It has been common in the United States since 2011 and continues to be popular today.

As we start to look forward to more outdoor time this summer, many people are contemplating how they can refine their shape after gaining the COVID 15 or 20. LipoSonix may be the solution that feels right for you. To explore this option and compare it to liposuction, schedule a consultation at our Hazleton or Pottsville office.

It May Be Time to Ditch the Shapewear

Shapewear has become a common way to manage unwanted bulges and bumps. These are frustrating problems that many people live with, which is exactly why we have various compression garments like Spanx® to help smooth and refine the silhouette. These items allow people to feel better in that little black dress or slim slacks. However, they can also become uncomfortable after a while. If you’ve been relying on shapewear and are ready for a change, now may be your ideal time for liposuction.

How to Know if You’re Ready for Liposuction

Shapewear has lost its appeal.

Shapewear may be a great idea for temporary contouring. Compression can work splendidly for holding in bulges or hiding cellulite that may show in that special outfit. The thing about shapewear, though, is that it only works in certain areas. They happen to be the most common areas, such as the tummy, hips, buttocks, and thighs. As good as shapewear may work for the occasional event or night out, it may not be something you want to wear every day. As you may know, it isn’t exactly easy to squish excess fat into garments that fit tightly!

With liposuction, you wear what you want because your body is always ready. No more wiggling into and out of uncomfortable compression shapewear.

You want something more long-term.

While shapewear can give you the contours you want for a night, liposuction can give you that shape for years. The procedure is performed using a local anesthetic in most cases. To sculpt the body, the surgeon uses a small cannula, a hollow tube attached to a medical device that suctions fat cells into a reservoir. The tube extracts lines of fat cells, and surrounding cells fall into the space to create a smooth, natural result. Fat cells do not grow back so, with a healthy lifestyle, the slimming effects of liposuction can last a very long time.

You want to love the skin you’re in.

Wearing Spanx, you might feel great in the little black dress you wear to that holiday dinner party. When you get home, though, you see something different in the mirror. Shapewear is a lovely illusion for special occasions, but it may not meet your true desire to feel great no matter what you wear. Liposuction does not conceal the problem of extra fatty deposits, it eliminates it! So, no matter what you’re wearing, or if you’re wearing nothing at all, you feel great in your own skin.

We are pleased to perform liposuction for patients in the Hazleton and Pottsville areas. For your consultation, contact an office near you today.

Will Liposuction Cause Loose Skin?

Liposuction is one of the leading cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons. This minimally-invasive body contouring technique has been performed millions of times over the years and has sculpted arms, abdomens, hips, thighs, and more. Over time, we’ve seen several new developments in the area of liposuction, such as the use of innovative technologies to aid in fat reduction. What we do not yet have is a way to prevent loose skin from occurring after liposuction using any particular technique. Here, we discuss why loose skin may be noticed after liposuction and what can be done about it.

Does Liposuction Cause Loose Skin?

Loose skin may look more prominent after liposuction. Does that mean that liposuction is the cause? No. At least not directly. The reason why skin may look looser after liposuction is because, when fat is removed, there is less volume beneath the skin to make it look plump and relatively smooth. Laxity develops when the skin ages or is significantly stretched. Aging affects the skin everywhere on the body. This happens because certain cells stop producing chemicals like collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin, which are vital to firm, smooth, elastic skin. Laxity means that the skin cannot bounce back after being stretched. It means that, when the volume of fat is decreased through liposuction, the skin has nothing to push it outward.

Your Plastic Surgeon Has Solutions

It is possible to undergo body contouring treatment that meets all of your needs. An experienced plastic surgeon may have numerous tools to help you achieve the results you want after liposuction. First, it is necessary to observe the skin during the initial consultation for liposuction. Knowing that the skin may look loose and puckered if it is too loose, a plastic surgeon will recommend additional techniques to address this issue. Laxity is not a “wait and see” issue for many people. We know when it may occur and we know what to do about it.

In our practice, solutions to loose skin after liposuction include surgical lift techniques and nonsurgical skin tightening. Which option is best depends on the extent of laxity identified during the consultation. If you have mildly loose skin, treatment like Triniti RF microneedling may be sufficient to promote natural tightening over time. If your tissue laxity is more severe, a surgical lift such as a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or arm lift may be better suited to your needs. There is also the matter of how long results will last to consider.

We can help you get the results you want from liposuction and body contouring. Contact our Hazleton or Pottsville office to schedule your consultation.

Don’t Spend Your New Year in the Gym

Liposuction, Hazelton, PAA new year brings many of us to a place of contemplation. While some ponder who they are and what they want to do with the coming months to become a better version of themselves, it seems that the majority of people who make resolutions want something simpler: a better body. Seeing that the mind and the body have a close and lifelong relationship, we see the immense value that can come from feeling good about appearance. Here, we discuss why it pays to consult with a plastic surgeon about goals pertaining to shape and why a consultation with us can be the perfect complement to your gym membership.

If you’ve spent any amount of time trying to achieve the body you envision having, you know it can be quite the challenge. There are several factors involved in how we gain and hold weight. Both men and women may have a more difficult time managing weight as they age. This is due to natural changes in hormones that affect fat metabolism. Stress also causes us to hold weight, even when we’re working out and eating well. Finally, there are areas of the body on which we simply accumulate fat cells that are resistant to metabolism. This is why surgery may be the best solution.

At Keystone Cosmetic Surgery Center, patients have multiple options to achieve the contours they want. Liposuction continues to be a popular method of fast and permanent fat elimination, but the technique that is used can be customized based on preference.

  • Tumescent liposuction is a well-known fat-reduction technique that is performed with local anesthetic and IV sedation. Before extracting fat cells, Dr. Kimmel infuses the treatment area with a tumescent fluid that contains ingredients that reduce bleeding and firm fatty tissue for easier removal.
  • “Tickle” liposuction is an innovative fat-reduction technique that incorporates micro-oscillation, rotation, and vibration to trick the body into feeling a mild tickling sensation rather than discomfort. What patients appreciate about tickle liposuction is that they do not require IV sedation and therefore have a faster recovery from surgery.
  • Liposonix non-surgical fat reduction is the treatment of choice for those who want a slimmer figure without any surgical aspects to speak of. Liposonix naturally destroys fat with high-intensity focused ultrasound. Results do take a bit of time to see, but they are permanent with good lifestyle habits.

Fat-reduction and body contouring are matters best handled by a board-certified plastic surgeon. To reduce your gym time and maximize your results, call our Hazleton or Pottsville office for information on our services.

 

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