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Tickle Liposuction in Milwaukee, WI

Tickle Lipo in Milwaukee is performed by Dr. Timothy Zelko.


Tickle Liposuction removes excess fat deposits and reshapes your figure, enhancing both your body contour and proportion while improving your self-image. Because the cannula required for Tickle Liposuction is so small, your incisions are less than 5mm in length and placed in inconspicuous areas that are easily hidden. Tickle Lipo in Milwaukee is performed by Dr. Timothy Zelko. It not only reduces fat pockets, but it allows for the body to spontaneously tighten the skin — without the pain or downtime of traditional liposuction.

Guaranteed Results

  • Zelko Aesthetics strongly believes in the effectiveness of the Tickle Lipo procedure. We stand behind our procedure with a one-of-a-kind, industry-first Results Guarantee.
  • We want you to absolutely love the result you get from your Tickle Lipo procedure. Take up to 6 months to evaluate that result to ensure your happiness and satisfaction.
  • If you are not completely satisfied at the end of the 6 month period, just come back and we will do any necessary touch for a nominal fee.
  • Pre-operative weight must be maintained post-procedure to be eligible for this guarantee.
Milwaukee Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Zelko

What makes Tickle Lipo different from other types of liposuction?


With Tickle Lipo, there is less tissue trauma than other lipo techniques used today. ALL other forms of liposuction utilize either excessive heat and or sharp instruments that cause significant tissue damage. Reducing tissue trauma means less downtime, less pain, and less need for prescription pain medication.

Am I a good candidate for Tickle Liposuction?

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If you can grab a pinch or handful of fat, you may be a good candidate for Tickle Lipo. As Dr. Z likes to say, “If there is something to pinch, there is something to do.” If you notice loose skin on the same area as the fat pocket, then a skin removal procedure (such as a tummy tuck and lipo combined) may be in your best interest.

If you grab a bulge on your abdomen, thigh, arm, back, hips, or saddlebags and it is mostly excess skin fold (rather than body fat), then skin removal surgery is probably what you need. If you are unsure of which procedure you need to see results, Dr. Zelko encourages you to come in for a consultation. Dr. Zelko is most concerned about what will make you happy and then lays out a plan to help you achieve your goal. He has 15 years of cosmetic surgery experience, with a special interest and advanced training in body contouring and Tickle Liposuction procedures.

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How should I prepare for liposuction procedures?

Dr. Zelko asks that you minimize the use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and dietary supplements (such as ginkgo biloba, ginger, and vitamin E) prior to your liposuction procedure, as it may increase the risk of bruising after liposuction.

It is advised that patients refrain from nicotine use in any form, so please stop smoking, using NRTs such as the nicotine patch, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes for at least several weeks before and after your procedure. Research shows that any form of nicotine may slow down the healing process.

What should I expect during Tickle Lipo?

The Tickle Lipo procedure is done in the office with a local anesthetic. A gentle vibration is felt as the anesthetic is applied to the areas to be treated. Dr. Zelko ensures your comfort throughout the entire procedure. During the numbing process, Dr. Zelko will tell you that you will feel this vibration, you will feel wet as some of the anesthetic fluid runs out and you may feel an occasional quick pinch as the anesthetic fluid stretches the skin.

It is quite common for patients to ask within minutes of starting the procedure, “Is this all there is? I did not think it would be this comfortable.” The vast majority of patients, when asked how uncomfortable the procedure is, both numbing and suctioning, assess it as a 0-2 out of 10. Tickle lipo can treat multiple problem areas at one time! The vibrating cannula liquefies the fat, without affecting the non-fatty tissue nearby. This allows the skin to naturally tighten, resulting in a slimmed and contoured look! The design and vibration of the cannula create a tickling sensation for the patient, hence the very appropriate name for the procedure.

What is liposuction recovery like?


It depends on the extent of your liposuction procedure. Having lipo on small areas (such as the neck) generally has no downtime, nor any time off work or driving.

Larger body parts and areas that require more extensive liposuction may involve a small amount of downtime. You can return to work and driving once you feel comfortable and are without pain. The majority of patients describe postoperative discomfort as a deep achy soreness.

Most patients are able to return to work in a day or two after Tickle Lipo. Any discomfort can be managed by Tylenol with codeine that will be prescribed by Dr. Zelko. Compression garments or bandages may be placed on the treatment site, depending on the body part that is addressed. Garments must be worn for 1 week.

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What Tickle Lipo results can I expect?

Tickle Liposuction provides instant and permanent fat reduction. Once the fat is gone, it won’t come back — unless you put on weight. To maintain your results from Tickle Lipo for the long term, stick to a healthy diet and exercise plan to avoid gaining weight, which might undo the results.

Dr. Zelko likes to say, “ Your results are permanent as long as you behave yourself ( ie maintain your weight, maintain your results) if you lose weight you will enhance your results, BUT... if you gain weight, all bets are off.” Should you gain weight in the future, liposuction can be performed again (if needed) after losing the weight with diet and exercise, although you may consider strengthening your diet and exercise efforts moving forward to keep up the rewarding results of your Tickle Lipo treatment. For liposuction before and after results, visit our Photo Gallery page.

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Patient Testimonial


“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”. –K.B.

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How much does Tickle Liposuction cost?

In the United States, the average cost of traditional liposuction for one body area is $4,835. This is an average national price that may only account for the surgeon fee — meaning general anesthesia and operating room fees can significantly increase the final price. However, at Zelko Aesthetics, Tickle Lipo is performed with local anesthetic in an outpatient setting, so there is no general anesthesia fee.

More extensive liposuction fat reduction procedures, such as those performed during surgical skin reduction procedures (such as a tummy tuck with lipo), will be performed by most cosmetic surgeons using general anesthesia in an operating room, which affects the final cost. Again, it is important to note that Dr. Zelko performs all his procedures in the office with local anesthesia.

Does insurance cover the Tickle liposuction procedure?

Insurance does not cover elective cosmetic procedures. The Tickle liposuction technique is not something that is going to be covered by insurance. For patients that are paying out of pocket, we aim to make the cost of Tickle liposuction more affordable with special financing plans for cosmetic surgery. You may also visit our Specials page to see if you are eligible for any cosmetic surgery discounts.

Reduce body fat with a smile on your face


With 15 years as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Zelko uses the Tickle Lipo technique to help patients feel great about the way they look. He is pleased to offer the most innovative body contouring procedures, including Tickle, which can be performed alone or in conjunction with skin removal surgery, should you need it. The best part is the short recovery and almost no downtime. Contact our office today to schedule a Tickle consultation to learn more about what Tickle Lipo can do for you. Zelko Aesthetics has two locations in Greenfield, WI, and Naperville, Ill to serve the Chicago and Milwaukee markets as well as throughout the Midwest. We also have arrangements with local hotels if you are flying in from other parts of the nation.

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If you are searching for a cosmetic surgeon in Milwaukee, Chicago, or the Midwest, Zelko Aesthetics has offices in Naperville, IL, and Greenfield, WI to serve your needs.