Vibration Assisted Liposuction (VAL)

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Liposuction remains one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery around and there are many variations on the surgery that patients can opt for. One of the latest liposuction variations is Vibration Assisted Liposuction (VAL) which is said to be less traumatic than standard liposuction and also provides a better recovery rate.

Vibration Assisted Liposuction, which is sometimes also known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) uses a cannula activated by air pressure. This air pressure creates a vibration which moves the tip of the cannula in a circular motion. This then allows the cosmetic surgeon to remove particular areas of fat and sculpt the patient.

The vibration frequency is set to 10 Hz and the vibrations caused during vibration assisted liposuction are said to release endorphins which increases the patient’s level of comfort. The cannulas are also not heated, as they normally are with traditional liposuction techniques.

It is said that vibration assisted liposuction causes less pain overall for the patient, less swelling and bruising thanks to less trauma to the tissue, and this means patients have a better and faster recovery.



  1. Dorsey

    20th September 2013 at 5:43 AM

    I don’t understand.

  2. Stephanie

    24th September 2013 at 6:36 PM

    I went to an “event” at my Dr.’s office and he explained it as no heat used like laser lipo meaning less invasive because there isn’t a round of heating fat then removing fat, it is all done at once. You pretty much walk out of the office and the pic’s we saw looked great!
    Hope that helps!

  3. Chris Henry

    11th August 2014 at 2:15 PM

    This is commonly referred to as ‘tickle lipo’ because of the tickling sensation that occurs. Has anyone had it? Is it true that it ‘tickles’?

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