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Tickle Techniques in Milwaukee, WI

Laugh your way to a better body with TickleTM


Available exclusively at Zelko Aesthetics, Tickle procedures reduce stubborn pockets of body fat with a special, painless type of liposuction. Tickle Lipo can be combined with skin tightening or skin removal procedures. Tickle procedures are performed in the office while the patient is awake — no general anesthesia or hospital stay needed. And unlike traditional lipo, getting numb the Tickle way will put a smile on your face, instead of causing pain!

Tickle Procedures by Dr. Timothy Zelko

Reduce fat and tighten loose skin with 3 Tickle techniques:

Tickle Liposuction: Remove body fat nearly anywhere you need it with painless Tickle Lipo. Just one treatment produces dramatic results. Dr. Zelko has extensively studied Tickle Lipo and performs it regularly on patients at Zelko Aesthetics. Most patients return to work in a day or two.

TickleTite: Firm, smooth, and contour your abdomen. TickleTite is an in-office procedure that pairs painless Tickle Liposuction with the skin tightening of BodyTite. It is an ideal solution for patients hoping to reduce body fat and loose skin in the comfort and convenience of your doctor’s office.

Tickle Tuck: Combines the skin removal of a tummy tuck with abdominal lipo. Ideal for moderate skin sagging and fat bulges on the abdomen. Fat and skin removal is done while the patient is awake, thanks to local anesthesia. It is more comfortable, convenient, and less costly than a traditional tummy tuck. Dr. Zelko specializes in this technique.

Cosmetic Surgeon in Milwaukee, Dr. Zelko

Your Consultation at Zelko Aesthetics


Dr. Zelko will be pleased to meet you in person to discuss Tickle procedures. As a skilled listener and compassionate surgeon, he takes pride in helping patients select body contouring treatments that fit their goals in regard to their preferred results, budget, and downtime. The area of skin and/or body fat that you wish to address is evaluated with a physical exam during the consultation. Together, you will look at your body from different angles and focus on specific areas that you want to get rid of fat rolls or tighten skin. With 3 Tickle procedures to choose from, Dr. Zelko will provide information and answer all your questions. That allows him to create a tailored treatment plan that is customized to you.

What can a Tickle procedure do for me?

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Surgical fat reduction with Tickle Lipo is a great way to reduce body fat without going under general anesthesia since it is performed in the office. Anywhere you have a pinch or handful of fat can be treated. The abdomen is one of the most popular areas for Tickle Liposuction.

If you have saggy skin on your abdomen in addition to fat rolls, then a Tickle Tuck (essentially, a mini tummy tuck with lipo) can be performed in-office. A Tickle Tuck provides more extensive skin removal than TickleTite (which combines laser skin tightening with lipo). TickleTite is suitable for patients with mild skin laxity and fat. Confused? Keep reading for a quick guide to each procedure.

What is recovery like for Tickle procedures?

You will need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling for 1 week after the procedure. There is minimal downtime. Most patients return to work and driving in just 1 to 2 days. A friend or family member should be present to drive you home from the appointment. Pain medications to ease post-op discomfort may be prescribed so you have a more comfortable recovery. Soon, you will enjoy seeing the incredible effects of your Tickle procedure!

How much does it cost?

Tickle pricing varies for each procedure. The individual treatment plan is tailored to your body, therefore it is difficult to quote accurate prices online or over the phone without meeting you in person. In-office body shaping treatments such as Tickle Liposuction performed by Dr. Zelko provides outstanding results as well as save money since there is no need for general anesthesia or operating room fees. Call Zelko Aesthetics for a consultation. You’ll receive a full cost breakdown at the consultation based on your selected treatment.

What results can I expect?


View real Tickle liposuction before and after photos here.

Which procedure do I need?

The following guide may help you select the optimal treatment. Dr. Zelko provides in-person consultations to help make the decision easy.

  • Fat rolls = Tickle Liposuction
  • Fat rolls + mild loose skin on the abdomen = TickleTite
  • Fat rolls + hanging skin on the lower abdomen = Tickle Tuck
  • Loose skin on upper & lower tummy + ab muscle repair = Tummy tuck surgery
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Does insurance cover the procedure?

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Insurance does not cover elective cosmetic procedures unless you meet certain criteria.

The Tickle Technique is not something that is covered by insurance. For patients that are paying out of pocket, we aim to make the cost of Tickle procedures 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.

Learn More About How Tickle Procedures Can Improve Your Body


With 15 years as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Timothy Zelko has honed the Tickle technique to help men and women gain confidence and control of their bodies. We offer the latest body contouring procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, to meet your every need. Contact our office today to schedule a Tickle consultation. Zelko Aesthetics has two locations in Greenfield and Naperville, Wisconsin, also serving nearby Chicago, Milwaukee, and elsewhere in the Midwest.

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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.