Liposuction is one of the most sought after cosmetic procedures today with over 400,000 procedures performed annually in the U.S. Liposuction involves the permanent removal of fat cells from a problem area or two that needs body contouring. RIchard Moore, MD was the first physician to bring the Tickle Lipo procedure to St Louis and the state of Missouri. During your consultation you will have the opportunity to discover if you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will also learn about alternatives to liposuction and see photos of patients that Dr Moore has performed procedures on. In the end, you should have a thorough understanding of the procedure, its risks, and expected outcome.
At The Lifestyle Center, we perform the Tickle Lipo procedure for body contouring. Due to the nutational movement of the cannula, the trauma of the procedure is reduced by 80-90% versus traditional liposuction. As a result, patients experience much less post surgical discomfort and are usually able to return to work in 2-3 days. Traditional liposuction is much less selective and results in more extensive damage to the connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels. Additionally, the movement of the Tickle Lipo cannula results in smoother results with a much lower incidence of "tunneling" as seen with traditional liposuction.
The fat removed during the Tickle Lipo process is rich in stem cells and is excellent source of fat for natural breast and buttocks enhancement. Additionally, volume can be restored to the face and lips with the stem cells further rejuvenating the skin resulting in a non-surgical face lift. Since no foreign substance is being put into the body the results are more natural appearing and softer in their appearance and touch.
This procedure is safely performed in an outpatient setting which greatly reduces the overall cost of the procedure. Prices typically range from $1295 to $2195 per area treated depending on your body mass index (BMI) and the number of areas treated. You may contact The Lifestyle Center at 314-863-5556 to schedule your free personal and private consultation at our center in Clayton, conveniently located just west of downtown St Louis.