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Tickle Lipo Brings Liposuction to a Whole New Level

Liposuction and body contouring are among the most asked-about cosmetic surgery procedures anywhere. In addition new advances in harvesting fat during liposuction for use as a natural facial filler or for “natural” breast enhancement have created an entirely new category in aesthetic medicine. Physicians who are using the Tickle Lipo device say that the system is ideally suited for all these applications, offering increased patient comfort, precise sculpting of even difficult body areas and harvesting of high quality fat cells which are suitable for fat transfer.

Tickle Lipo helps to make the procedure easier for both the patient and the doctor. With the Tickle Lipo even difficult to treat areas such as the bra roll, male chest, and waist respond extremely well.

The decrease in pain is from the fact that you can be much more gentle with the manual movement of the cannula while the vibratory effect is supposed to down regulate local pain receptors. When done awake or under light sedation, patient’s describe the vibration as a “tickling” sensation, hence the name.

surgeonA recent survey conducted by YouGov, has found that of those who would consider some form of plastic surgery (around 50% of those surveyed), cosmetic dentistry was the most popular option.

The growing awareness of what operations are available, is responsible for this shift in attitude. Cosmetic surgery now gets widespread media coverage and it is opening people’s eyes to what they can achieve for themselves.

At MT Vernon we offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for both men and women. Breast augmentation, liposuction and nose reshaping are all very popular.

beachboobsOne of the decisions a woman contemplating breast augmentation needs to make with her surgeon is whether to remain awake during the operation.

The most common alternative to general anesthesia is a combination of sedation and local anesthesia. This method induces a state of reduced consciousness, so that the patient is only dimly aware of her surroundings and what’s being done to her. In this very relaxed state, she may drift off to sleep, although she will not be fully unconscious. A local anesthetic injection is used to numb the surgical site.

Your plastic surgeon will discuss the risks and benefits of each anesthesia method and help you decide which is most appropriate for your procedure.


The new voluntary scheme which will see doctors, dentists and registered nurses who have had extra training in Botox and other injectable cosmetic drugs display a quality mark, will mean nothing is customers don’t understand how it works.

The voluntary scheme will see doctors, dentists and registered nurses who have had extra training in Botox and other injectable cosmetic drugs display a quality mark.

There are currently an estimated 5,000 premises carrying out an estimated 200,000 treatments a year in the UK.

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: “We recognise that people choosing to have cosmetic treatments are having elective procedures that they are paying for privately.

“We know from experience that even statutory regulation is not 100 per cent effective and there will always be smaller independent operators who are more likely to evade registration and fail to maintain compliance with standards. A clear quality mark helps people to make the safest choice, first time.

“Because these services are purely elective, only provided in the independent sector and are not therapeutic healthcare, they do not fit the criteria for organisational regulation by the Care Quality Commission.”


A surprising study from the United Kingdom shows that many cosmetic surgery patients would just as soon keep their operations a secret until long after they’ve been under the knife.

Although plastic surgery is as popular in the United Kingdom as the U.S. women here in the UK prefer to keep quiet about the procedures they’ve had while their American counterparts are more open about it.

A thousand patients, mostly women, were surveyed post-op and it was found that on average, 85 percent of them hid their surgeries from colleagues until after recovery.

Nineteen percent of them kept their surgeries a secret from family members. Often, they stayed quiet about it because they felt awkward admitting to having had plastic surgery, even if they enjoyed finally showing off the results.


Women who desire to reduce the size of their breasts usually do so for health benefits. Now there is one more advantage to having the surgery. The tissues and fats coming from the breast reduction surgery could be tested for cancer and thus any anomalies could be found early.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are already looking to encourage more surgeons to do this after they looked at many studies.

In one such piece of research two hundred women were tested. Malign cells or their pre-formation tissue were discovered in 12.4% of the studied women. The age of the patients was in a strong relationship with the negative cancer diagnosis. The study recorded that 6.2% of women who were 40 years of age presented cancer cells while 7.9% of the patients who were 50 years of age or older presented cancerous cells in their breasts.

The researchers recommended testing the tissues and fats coming from patients who underwent breast reduction surgeries in order to discover the cancer risk. The researchers also suggested these tests should be done expressly on women who are older than 40 years.


A new study of social attitudes has found that the next generation of women believe that plastic surgery is a part of everyday life.

The research was carried out on behalf of the Girl Guides to mark their centenary. It is the first significant survey of girls’ social attitudes, with more than a thousand 7 to 21-year-old girls and women questioned about their body image, health and family life.

The study found that 46 per cent of girls aged 11 to 16, and 50 per cent of girls aged 16 to 21 would consider cosmetic surgery to make themselves thinner or prettier. The prevalence of cosmetic operations among celebrities and television shows such as 10 Years Younger are thought to be changing attitudes.

A new form of liposuction is being used to help cancer patients have breast reconstruction after surgery. Ten patients at Singleton Hospital in Swansea had fat taken from around their stomach or thighs and processed with a new machine.

It was then re-injected into their body after the original removal of a tumour from the breast. The new procedure is less invasive than traditional reconstruction which involves a major operation.

Samantha Ward-Jones, 39, who wanted to repair damage from the removal of a tumour from her breast two years ago, was the first of the patients at Singleton to have the treatment. “To be able to be part of something so new and so revolutionary was just very exciting,” said Ms Ward-Jones. “I felt it was the end of a bad period in my life and something positive.”

“It was a very hard thing to have breast cancer and have the operation and have the tumour removed,” she added.

According to consultant oncoplastic surgeon Nader Khonji, the new technique has a higher success rate because of the innovative use of stem and regenerative cells from the fat.

“The fat that’s removed is put into the machine for processing,” Mr Khonji explained. “This machine uses a special enzyme to break down the tissue and spins it to concentrate the stem cells – the crucial cells that contain growth factors for the new growth of blood vessels.”

If treatment of the first 10 patients continues to be successful, it is hoped that the new procedure can be developed further.

© Jag Chana 2014