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TickleTite & Renuvionin Milwaukee, WI

A Combination Procedure of Tickle Liposuction and Renuvion


Loose abdominal skin and belly fat reduction does not always require a tummy tuck. For patients with mild skin laxity and excess fat on the abdomen, at Zelko Aesthetics in Milwauke TickleTite is offered as it provides great results. Available exclusively at Zelko Aesthetics it is a comfortable procedure performed right in the office — no hospital stay required.

What is TickleTite?

TickleTite is designed to contour your abdomen for a firm and smooth appearance.

It combines the precise and gentle fat removal of Tickle Lipo with the skin tightening of effects of Renuvion. First, Tickle Liposuction removes excess fat deposits and reshapes your abdomen, enhancing both your body contours 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 are placed in inconspicuous areas that are easily hidden. Next, at Zelko Aesthetics in Milwaukee Renuvion is a one-of-a-kind body-sculpting procedure that tightens loose skin through a well-controlled, minimally invasive heat device. This helps the abdominal skin retract around the new body shape once the fat is gone. Unlike a tummy tuck, it provides skin tightening nonsurgically, without cutting away any excess skin. This minimizes downtime considerably.

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Am I a good candidate for TickleTite?


Many patients want to remove excess abdominal fat and tighten saggy skin.

If you have mild-to-moderate skin laxity AND fat rolls on the abdomen, TickleTite may be right for you. Hanging skin cannot be fixed with liposuction alone. That is why Renuvion skin tightening is added to the procedure. That way, patients can firm and tighten their abdomen while reducing belly fat - in one procedure.

TickleTite is not right for everyone, however. The skin tightening effects of Renuvion are modest compared to surgery. For people with large loose skin folds, TickleTite may not be enough. Some patients may require a tummy tuck to cut away a large amount of excess skin instead. A tummy tuck and liposuction can be performed in the event TickleTite is not the best way to achieve your desired result. (Dr. Zelko also has a Tickle Tuck procedure that can be performed in the office while you’re awake — offering a significant advantage compared to hospital-based tummy tuck surgery.)

Your TickleTite consultation

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A consultation is the first step to improve the way your abdomen looks. There are many body contouring procedures you might consider, including TickleTite. Milwaukee cosmetic surgeon Dr. Timothy Zelko will help you decide if TickleTite or another treatment option is the best way to achieve your goals.

Dr. Z wants to provide the best TickleTite Milwaukee has to offer, that's why he listens to your needs as an individual and strives to answer all questions. The consultation includes a physical exam to evaluate how much looseness and fat reduction is needed. Together, you and Dr. Zelko will look at your body from different angles and then focus on specific areas where you want to lose inches and tighten loose skin. After discussing your goals, budget, and downtime preferences, he will suggest a treatment plan that best meets your needs.

How should I prepare for TickleTite?

Dr. Zelko asks that you minimize the use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain supplements (such as ginkgo biloba, ginger, and vitamin E) before treatment. Certain medications and dietary supplements are known to increase the risk of bruising. It is a good idea to stop smoking and all nicotine products for several weeks before and after your procedure. Research shows that nicotine (in any form) may slow down the healing process.

What is TickleTite recovery like?

You are awake throughout the procedure and will be able to walk around immediately afterward, however, be sure to make arrangements for someone to drive you home. Once you are comfortable with general movement, you can return to work and driving. Most patients return to work in a day or two after TickleTite. There is no pain during the TickleTite treatment performed in Dr. Zelko’s office. Immediately following the procedure, you may experience soreness and tenderness. Any discomfort can be managed by pain killers that will be prescribed by Dr. Zelko. A compression garment will be worn after your procedure to help reduce swelling after lipo and improve the contour of your abdomen during the healing process.

What should I expect during the procedure?


The TickleTite procedure is done in the office with a local anesthetic. You’ll be fully awake and alert during the treatment. 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.

Tickle Lipo can treat multiple problem areas at one time. The vibrating cannula liquefies the fat while the non-fatty tissue nearby is not harmed. 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.

The next portion is the skin tightening of the Renuvion device. You will feel totally comfortable during this process. At most, you will just feel the movement of the handle as it passes over your skin and a sensation of mild warmth. You will need to wear a garment to help control swelling for 1 after the procedure. You can return to work once you feel comfortable and are without pain.

What kind of TickleTite results can I expect?

TickleTite is a combined procedure. The effects of liposuction are seen immediately following treatment, with noticeable fat reduction. Skin tightening with Renuvion occurs over time. It takes several months for the skin to tighten fully as your body responds to the treatment.

It takes about 3 months to see the final results of Renuvion. Liposuction can involve post-op swelling that takes a few months to go down as well. Therefore, patients should wait at least 3 to 6 months to assess their final TickleTite results. It is a one-time treatment, in most cases. To view some of Dr. Zelko’s Tickle Liposuction before and after pictures of real patients, please visit our online photo gallery.

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Are the results of Tickle Lipo and Renuvion permanent?

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The results of liposuction with Renuvion are considered permanent. The only way to undo the results is by gaining weight.

It’s important to reach and maintain a stable body weight before undergoing the treatment. If you struggle with weight gain, take measures to implement a diet and exercise plan that you can easily follow after your procedure. A healthy lifestyle goes a long way toward protecting the investment you’ve just made in your looks. Many patients are inspired to spend more time in the gym once they have a tighter, firmed midsection, thanks to TickleTite.

How much does TickleTite cost?

In the United States, the average cost of liposuction for one body area is $4,835. The average Renuvion cost is approximately $6,000. The size of the treatment area and the type of anesthesia that is used play the biggest role in pricing. TickleTite is a highly individualized procedure, so Dr. Zelko needs to see the treatment area in person to provide you with an accurate price quote. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation. During the consultation, we will review the best treatment options for you and provide you with a detailed quote for your treatment.

Does insurance cover liposuction and Renuvion procedures?

Insurance does not cover elective procedures to reduce body fat or tighten skin for cosmetic reasons. We aim to make the cost of TickleTite more affordable for patients that are paying out of pocket by accepting special financing plans for cosmetic surgery. You may also visit our Specials page to see if you are eligible for any discounts.

Firm and Tone Your Abdomen With TickleTite Today


With 15 years of experience as a body contouring surgeon, Dr. Timothy Zelko wants to help you get your dream body using medically proven means that deliver results you can see. Contact our office today to schedule a TickleTite consultation. We have two locations in Greenfield, Wisconsin and Naperville, Illinois, also serving nearby Chicago, Milwaukee, and elsewhere in the Midwest.

Request a consultation today and experience why beauty begins with Z.

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.