Dr. Alvarez offers one of the newest and safest technologies for body sculpting: Custom Acoustic Liposuction also known as Tickle Liposuction. The procedure involves the use of mechanical motion along with sound waves during awake, tumescent anesthesia to sculpt and remove those fatty areas that never seem to go away. Tumescent anesthesia involves infiltration of the desired area with a saline and lidocaine solution which helps break-up the fat mass and numb the tissues. This FDA approved technique is unique and has been used in Europe since 1997 and in the USA since 2009. It is a significant improvement over traditional liposuction under general anesthesia and is considerably more affordable. Read below to learn more or call to schedule a consultation in Homer or Soldotna, AK.

Traditional liposuction results in significant trauma and bruising with prolonged recovery and potentially significant complications. The search for more refined and safer procedures led to the use of laser technology which uses heat to break up the fat mass. Laser lipo has been successfully used for many years. However, the application of heat is uncomfortable and can potentially result in significant burns and prolonged recovery. In fact, heat generating forms of liposuction such as laser, are contraindicated for use around bony structures such as the hip bones, knees and ankles.

Tickle Liposuction is the next improvement and uses infrasonic energy generated by a special thin straw-like cannula which is used for tumescent local anesthesia and efficient breakdown and removal of the fat mass. The action of custom acoustic liposuction desensitizes nerves and produces a tickle-like sensation that results in actual laughter in about 30% of clients -thus, the popular designation of “Tickle” Liposuction.

Recovery is smooth, with the client walking and returning home soon after the procedure. Over the counter pain medication is all that is usually required. There is minimal bruising and short “down” time. The 3 mm incisions require minimal care post-operatively. Compression garments are used for several weeks to help shrink and tighten the skin. Results are noticeable within hours and full effect is present in about 6 months.

Liposuction of any kind is not designed as a weight loss procedure but is for body sculpting and shaping. The ideal candidate is a healthy, non-smoker with stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise.

Abdominal sculpting is but one area that can be addressed. The neck, chest, arms, flanks, hips, thighs and even ankles can be sculpted!

Call today for a complimentary initial evaluation and a complete discussion of the procedure.

Body shaping has arrived! Dr. Alvarez is the exclusive Alaskan provider of Tickle Liposuction.