“Tickle Lipo + Avelar Tummy Tuck”
A Combination Procedure of Tickle Liposuction and Avelar Tummy Tuck
What is a TickleTuck?
TickleTuck 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 excess skin removal of an Avelar Tummy Tuck.
The TickleTuck procedure is an exclusive offering from Zelko Aesthetics
- 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
- Avelar Tummy Tuck – Is a less aggressive form of abdominoplasty that is designed to remove excess, draping skin from the lower abdomen. It creates an abdominal profile that is smooth and firm. The key differences between an Avelar Tummy Tuck and a traditional tummy tuck is the belly button is not removed and the abdominal, “six-pack ab,” muscles are not sewn together.
What should I expect?
The procedure is done in 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.
Tickle lipo can treat multiple problem areas at one time! The vibrating cannula liquefies the fat while adjacent non-fatty tissue is preserved. This allows the skin to naturally tighten, resulting in a slimmed and contoured look! The design and vibration of the cannula creates a tickling sensation for the patient, hence the very appropriate name for the procedure.
The next portion, the Avelar Tummy Tuck, is the removal of excess skin of the lower abdomen. The TickleTuck procedure places your scar in the lower abdominal area, keeping it very discreet. You will need to wear a garment to help minimize swelling for 1-2 weeks after the procedure. You can return to work once you feel comfortable, usually can be as early as 3-7 days post-procedure.
How should I prepare?
Minimize the use of aspirin, ibuprofen and certain supplements (such as ginko biloba, ginger, and vitamin E) before surgery as these may increase bruising. It is best to stop smoking several weeks before and after your procedure as any form of nicotine may slow down the healing process.
What will recovery be like?
You are awake throughout the procedure and able to walk around immediately afterward, however be sure to make arrangements for someone to drive you home. Immediately following a TickleTuck 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 with swelling and improving the contour of your abdomen during the healing process. Once you are comfortable with general movement, you can return to work.
How much does it cost?
In the United States, the average cost of a tummy tuck only is $6,047. 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.
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