An Interview With Dr. Tess Mauricio Of San Diego
Tickle Lipo – It’s no secret you’ve been using Tickle Lipo on your patients for several years now. Why did you decide to go with this technology?
Dr Mauricio – I began doing traditional liposuction ten years ago. When laser and later, Vaser liposuction came along I tried both technologies. Once Tickle Lipo came along – I tried it – and I’m so happy that this technology exists. It makes my job easier and generates results that are difficult to achieve with other technologies.
TL – How Is It Different?
Dr. Mauricio – You are really doing contouring in a three-dimensional way under the skin. When it comes to fine detail, sculpting, which is what I do. I really sculpt the body and I find that Tickle Lipo makes the job much easier. I have a lot better control and a better way to blend in the areas that I’ve done, to the areas that are not done. I’m able to do that at a fast pace and with less effort on my part. Patients get much better results and are very happy.
TL – Does It Help With Tummy Tucks?
Dr. Mauricio - I specialize in larger-volume liposuction. I’m comfortable with removing four liters of fat in one session – and Tickle Lipo is much more efficient for such procedures. meaning you’re not keeping your patient under anesthesia as long. Even with high volume liposuction – the areas we treat don’t get the expected loose skin. I believe the Tickle Lipo technique adds to skin tightening or at least, it doesn’t create the loose skin that people worry about.
Some of my patients who have gone to plastic surgeons to investigate tummy tucks are coming in, and we’re removing the equivalent of eight pounds of fat just from their abdomen – without a tummy tuck or getting loose skin. I tell most patients – in my view, a tummy tuck is really only reserved for patients who have lost maybe 100 pounds or have had significant stretch marks from previous pregnancies. If you don’t have that and have normal skin – and I’ve done Tickle Lipo on patients in their mid-sixties, I really do not see loose skin at all, even though I’m removing many liters of fat. There are a lot of surgeons who are not comfortable with working with larger patients – but that’s a specialty of mine.
TL – And you have your share of revision patients?
Dr Mauricio – That’s correct. I think, unfortunately, there a lot of people out there that have had previous liposuction surgery that has left them disfigured and it has placed an emotional strain on them. Because I am able to do a lot of fine sculpting/finessing – and sculpt areas many surgeons don’t want to touch such as the arms, inner thighs, and around the knees patients feel very comfortable and know they can leave – much happier.
TL – You Mention Sculpting. How Important Is That?
Dr. Mauricio – I think because I’m a woman – I think there is something different in how a woman handles a body. My patients get a woman’s touch – an artist’s touch… an expert’s touch. It’s all about creating a physical shape that is ideal. I had one patient – sixty four years old – she went from a size twelve to a size four…
Tickle Lipo will have more from this interview with Dr. Tess Mauricio in a future post. For physicians who want to learn more about the subtleties of Tickle Lipo and the clinical and patient benefits, click here to learn more from a Tickle Lipo surgeon. To learn more about the technology visit our Cell Rich Fat Transfer page.