Procedure: Avelar – Arm Lift
After losing a significant amount of weight I consulted Dr. Zelko for Brachioplasty (an arm lift or skin reduction) surgery and while I was there inquired about other skin removal as well. Besides coming highly recommended, I too was intrigued in the idea of local anesthetic vs general anesthetic. The staff at his Greendale WI office is fabulous and very helpful. I was quite impressed with the facility and staff.
Dr. Zelko is very thorough and informative on what he is able to do and what he is not. He was able to do my arms, however would not be able to do all that would be needed for my stomach/hip areas. He provided information on what he could do and he explained that to really take care of all of it was a more invasive procedure due to the amount of skin to be removed and he would recommend a general anesthesia route for that. But he could do my arms, which was my initial reason for inquiring. (I did consult another plastic surgeon, general anesthesia type, for a second opinion and was completely disappointed after visiting Dr. Zelko.)
Due to my schedule, I scheduled Brachioplasty surgery for 4 months later. Dr. Zelko is very conscientious that his clients understand the procedure being done and what the restrictions will be afterwards. In hindsight, everything he explained is precisely how it was.
I was impressed that Dr. Zelko himself called me the evening following surgery to check on how I was doing and answer any questions I had. He made me feel very comfortable in calling either himself or the office for any questions or concerns that I had.
It has been over 9 months since my surgery and I could not be happier with the results. If you are looking to have arm reduction surgery done, I highly recommend Dr. Zelko and his team. They offer a variety of other innovative services as well. – S.D.
Procedure: Tickle Lipo
If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering getting a procedure done at one of the ZBodySculpt clinics. Maybe hearing my experience will help you make your decision.
Two days ago I had Tickle Lipo performed on my lower abdomen and flanks (love handles) at the Greenfield clinic, performed by Dr. Zelko. I saw advertisements for this place about a year ago on Groupon, laughed, and ignored it. How could I get lipo from a Groupon, right?? I’m a very fit, but very self-conscious person. I eat well and am a fitness nut, but my “tummy pouch” and love handle pudge have refused to move my entire life. Shrink? Yes. Disappear? No. Admittedly the Groupon got to me, and I did some research and decided that this place actually sounded pretty legitimate. I had a consultation and made my appointment.
Dr. Zelko and the staff were incredibly friendly, and made me feel very comfortable right away. The procedure itself was nowhere near as scary as I thought it would be. Dr. Zelko and his assistant talked and joked with me during the whole procedure (and even played my favorite Pandora station), which really relaxed me. I also found out why it’s called “Tickle Lipo”… I spent a good amount of the time on the table stifling my laughter… IT REALLY TICKLES! Who’d have thought?? I also kept laughing when I heard the “slurping fat suction sound”.
When the procedure ended, I stood in front of the mirror afraid to look. Afraid that I’d see the reflection I’d been staring at for years… the tummy pudge and love handles. Dr. Zelko warned me that I was still full of fluid and swollen so I wouldn’t see the full effect right away. I finally looked. Immediately tears started rolling down my face. I haven’t cried over anything… anything… for about a year. I’m not a big crier. But at that moment, the tears wouldn’t stop. Even with almost a liter of fluid under my skin, even with the swollen tissue, I could see that the tummy pouch and love handles were smaller. The fat under my skin that made me buy clothes that I had to, not that I wanted to, was gone. I knew I wouldn’t have to wear a sweater when I was hot just to cover my bulges anymore. I could wear the fun, snug workout clothes that I wanted to at the gym from now on. I knew I would actually have fun shopping for a New Year’s Eve dress this year.
Apologies for this long review, but I really need to convey every aspect of these amazing results. Physically and emotionally. The money that I spent on this is nothing compared to what I’ve gained. It’s been 2 days and the results just keep getting better as the swelling subsides (all the fluid drained in a day). I keep walking past the mirror and welling up with tears. I can’t believe it’s my reflection.
Dr. Zelko even called me the next day to ask how I was doing, and to see if I had any questions. This is clearly a doctor who cares about his patients.
If you’re thinking about having a procedure done with Dr. Zelko, stop thinking about it. Do it. – K.B.
Procedure: Tickle Lipo
I want to let you know how happy I am with Dr. Zelko and the Tickle Lipo procedure that was done on my “love handles”. I had recently had a laser lipo procedure [with a different liposuction provider] on my upper and lower abdomen and although it took care of my tummy fat, it did nothing for my muffin top. The laser procedure I had was very long, and quite uncomfortable. It took pretty much all day, and the procedure was exhausting. The recovery was a lot longer than I expected. Two months after the procedure, I was still experiencing pain. I knew I wanted to get the rest done, but I was not looking forward to it.
I heard about the Tickle Lipo procedure and was interested. I went to see Dr. Zelko for a consultation. He really took his time to explain the procedure, the results and the recovery time I could expect. He explained that because heat was used with the laser, there was a lot more damage to the tissue, and that was why I had such a long recovery. He explained how Tickle Lipo was different, and shared his experience with me. I left feeling not only more comfortable, but actually anxious to have the procedure done. Well, the process was very easy, and took only a couple hours from the time I arrived too the time I left. I was completely comfortable the whole time. When it was over, I could already see some results. By the next day, I looked great. It was easier than a dental appointment! It was everything Dr. Zelko said it would be, and I am just thrilled with the result. By the time I went back for my one week visit, most of the swelling was gone, and I felt as good as new! (and looked it!!)
Thank you Dr. Zelko, I feel so much better about the way I look, and I can’t wait until summer, so I can show it off in a swimsuit!
You are the best! – J.J.
Procedure: Tickle Lipo
I had heard of Tickle Lipo through word-of-mouth, but never thought anything of it. I researched Dr. Zelko, and the procedure, and discovered it to be a very good option for me, since my findings proved it to be safe and effective. I chose to go the route of Tickle Lipo, since I could never ‘spot-treat’ my flanks (love handles), through diet and exercise. I’ve tried the noninvasive, ultrasound fat cavitation treatments, but those were ineffective and discouraging. Whether my weight was up or down, I always had “love handles”, and so my biggest goal here, was to feel comfortable and at my best…clothes or not. All of the staff were lovely people. First came the consultation, and I thought standing in a paper thong would be one of the most awkward moments of my life, but it was quite the opposite. I didn’t feel uncomfortable, everyone was professional, and we began chatting, then soon enough, joking and laughing. During the procedure, the doctor’s assistant could tell I was a bit nervous, so she held my hand. The kind little gestures mean a lot when you’re outside of your comfort zone. Soon enough, I was relaxed. The heating pad on the table made it “cozy”, oddly enough. Judy put on some Jazz, by my request, and it almost lulled me to sleep at some points (all while having the procedure done). Dr. Z is so gentle and informs you what he is doing step-by-step, so I felt completely secure. After, I was shown how to use my abdominal wrap, I was ready to go. I took the risk of driving myself to and from my procedure, and was completely fine; I even went grocery shopping on my way home. Dr. Z explained the healing process, and just like he said would happen, happened. It was easy wearing my abdominal wrap, and there weren’t many restrictions or guidelines to follow, so resuming “normal” life was a breeze. My follow-ups, were easy to commit to because they were tailored to my availability, and the staff always checked in to confirm an appointment (which is great for me, since I need a reminder occasionally).
I’m beyond happy with my result. I didn’t walk away from the procedure expecting a completely new body, that would be ludacris. I did walk away from it hoping for an improved version of myself, and that’s exactly what I got. This has boosted my confidence completely, knowing I am the vision of what I had for myself. I’d recommend Dr. Z, and his practice in a heartbeat.
I wish going to the dentist was this pleasant. – S.D.
Procedure: Tickle Lipo
I HIGHLY recommend lipo with Dr. Zelko. As I was searching for a place to get lipo, I was referred to many by friends. Some charged $100 for a “consultation”. I started looking for offices with free consultation, did procedure here in Milwaukee AND didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I did go to a free consultation with another office. They not only quoted me $10,500 but the procedure was done in Chicago and it was an “agent” who did the consultation. Finally, I was referred to Dr. Zelko. FREE consultation, yes FREE. My consultation was done by Dr. Zelko himself. Very professional, lay back and confident. He listened to what I wanted, he said to get done one thing at a time lol. Which I appreciated it because another Dr., just for the $$, might just go for it instead of educating me like Dr. Zelko did. Although, I caught a great deal at that time, even the original price is WAY less than the $10,500 I was originally quoted by another office. As the day for surgery approached, in my nerves, I had a million questions, called the office a million times and not once did the staff make me feel like I was bugging. They kindly answered every question in friendly and professional ways. At the time of surgery, I don’t think Dr. Zelko could have made me more comfortable. He said you tell me your level of comfort as I do the procedure and I go as fast or as slow as you need me to go. Wow! Now that shows he cares. Pain free procedure and absolutely love the results.
Will forever be grateful!!!
Thanks!!!! – N.M.