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Worldwide surgeons and cosmetic physicians confirm that Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (N.I.L.), is the leader in liposuction treatment because it allows them to perform liposuction in an in-office environment while the patient is awake, delivering excellent clinical results safely and comfortably to patients.

FDA has approved N.I.L. as the very latest in fat removal and body sculpting. This advanced technology was developed in Europe and designed to compliment the liposuction experience. Patient safety, comfort and clinical excellence have been validated by thousands of patients all around the world.

The vibration and movement of the cannula acts as a pain blocker in the same way that scratching relieves an itch. Those who experience the side effect of the vibration say it feels like a massage. 

The patented movement of the cannula enables it to glide through fatty tissue while delivering local anesthesia and removing fat with little or no pain. The cannula is also able to maneuver through fibrous or tougher areas for better body sculpting, less surgery time, less bruising and less recovery time.

Patient Benefits:

  • No general anesthesia
  • Little or no discomfort
  • Patient safety
  • Permanent removal of fat cells
  • Quick recovery period
  • Look great immediately
  • Superior Bodysculpting
  • Convenient
  • Affordable
  • Easy

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N.I.L. does not generate heat and has a safety feature which shuts off the system if non-fatty tissue is encountered. The infrasonic energy used to break up the fatty tissue ensures minimal damage to the fat and surrounding tissue. This leaves healthy tissue in place for better skin retraction.

Before the procedure you will discuss with your doctor the areas to be treated, contraindications, pre-existing conditions and pain tolerance.

N.I.L. is a minimally invasive procedure which takes 1 to 2 hours. Through tiny incisions, numbing tumescent fluid is infused using a vibrating cannula. Once numb, your doctor will use a vibrating suction cannula specially designed for the area of your body being worked on, for body sculpting and fat removal.

What is NIL?

Nutational Infrasonic Liposuction (NIL) and Nutational Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL), is a new procedure that significantly reduces discomfort during a liposuction treatment. It is much faster than other traditional or laser liposuction methods, as well as safer.

How does NIL work? 

Custom acoustic liposuction works by a cannula being inserted into a small incision. The cannulas is operated by air and produces no heat, therefore resulting in reduced pain and recovery time. The cannula vibrates at 10 Hz, breaking up the fat and making extraction easier. As the fat is aspirated through the same cannula, the procedure takes less time than conventional liposuction. Since there is no heat applied, the fat that is recovered can be reused should fat transplantation be needed. The gentle whirling motion reduces pain and causes the tickle sensation. This is believed to happen because it activates other nerves along with the ones that produce pain, thereby sending a mixed signal to the brain.

What areas of the body does NIL treat?

NIL is able to be used on many parts of the body. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Upper arms 
  • Chin
  • Inner thighs 
  • Outer thighs 
  • Abdomen 
  • Chest 

There are different sized cannulas for treating different areas, which makes it ideal for areas that are difficult to treat with other liposuction methods.

What are the advantages of NIL over other similar treatments? 

Custom acoustic liposuction offers numerous advantages over other liposuction treatments. One advantage is that NIL’s technique of fat liquefying and simultaneous aspiration makes the procedure much shorter. Additionally, patients report less discomfort during the procedure, as well as less bruising and swelling during their short recovery time. Using custom acoustic liposuction for fat removal also allows the unheated fat to be harvested for transplantation, and this procedure is generally less expensive, because a surgery room and general anesthesia are generally not needed.

Who is a candidate for NIL?

Anyone who is looking to tighten and tone their body, but is otherwise healthy, is a great candidate.

How is NIL performed?

A local anesthetic is usually all that is needed, unless you are removing five liters of fat or more, and then a heavier anesthetic is recommended. A tumescent entry starts the procedure. Then the cannula starts to move in a 3D pattern (that means it moves in more than one plane) that breaks apart and aspirates fat all at the same time. While the surgeon is performing custom acoustic liposuction, patients generally feel only minimal discomfort; however, the procedure does involve a tickling sensation that sometimes causes patients to giggle or laugh during treatment. The length of the operation depends on the amount of fat being removed, but it is faster than traditional liposuction. After the treatment session, there is usually no need for sutures.

What is the recovery like?

Recovery time is minimal. Since general anesthesia is not used, you are able to leave as soon as the procedure is over. You can resume your normal activities in just a few days after receiving custom acoustic liposuction.

What will the results be like? 

Results will vary from person to person. In general, you will see results immediately. These include a slimmer and toner area where the procedure was performed. Some patients see full results in as little as one month, while most realize optimal results within a few months.

What are the risks?

Like anything there are some risks with custom acoustic liposuction. Since general anesthesia is not used and no heat is applied, the risks are minimized. The biggest risk is uneven fat distribution and loose skin. Both of these can easily be fixed by the surgeon at a later time.

Is NIL FDA approved for use in the U.S.?

Yes, NIL has been approved by the FDA.

Is NIL covered by insurance companies?

NIL is a cosmetic procedure and most likely not covered by insurance. Talk to your surgeon’s office billing specialist to see if they offer payment plans, if needed.

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