Dr. Craig Oser Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Pittsburgh


Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Sometimes exercise and dieting doesn't help people lose weight in the right places. When it comes to getting the body that you want, you deserve to have all the options available to you. Liposuction removes deposits of fat cells in problem areas, giving you the body size and shape you desire. It can be done in a variety of different areas of the body including neck, arms, thighs, breasts and back. It also may be used to complement other procedures to enhance the result.

Ultrasonic Liposuction 

Ultrasonic Liposuction is an advanced technique using high-frequency sound waves to more easily remove fat cells. This technique is particularly used in the areas of the back, male breasts and the abdomen. Ultrasonic Liposuction is done using less invasive techniques and results in less scarring and quicker recovery.


Dr. Oser's cosmetic consultation is an important step in the process of considering aesthetic surgery. He and his staff are committed to helping you become well informed about the actual process of preparing for liposuction.

Dr. Oser will spend time with you discussing your wishes and desires. He will examine you and give you his professional opinion about how to best achieve your goals and will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for a liposuction. He will take into consideration your specific needs, your age, health and various other factors. Liposuction is elected by both men and women of all ages.

Other services may be recommended in combination with this procedure ensure that you have an optimal surgical result.

Preparation Before your Procedure

Three weeks prior to and three weeks after your surgery, try to limit your alcohol and tobacco intake. Two weeks prior to and two weeks after your surgery, do not take medication that may thin your blood such as aspirin or Ibuprofen products.

The Day of Your Procedure

Please refrain from wearing makeup, contact lenses, hairpins, jewelry, body lotion or perfume. Wear comfortable clothing. If you develop a cold, sore throat, fever or any symptoms of illness before your surgery, notify the office.

Please prepare to have a responsible adult available to provide transportation after your procedure and have arrangements made for any necessary assistance you may require for the following 24 hours. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must accompany you.


Liposuction removes unwanted localized fat deposits from the body resulting in a pleasing body contour. The most frequent areas treated by liposuction in men are th love handles, breasts, abdomen and neckline. In women, they include thighs, hips, buttocks, stomach, knees, lower leg, cheeks and double chins. When you are ready for your procedure, you will be brought into our state-of-the-art, certified surgical suite and comfortably put to sleep using general anesthesia. The time needed for the procedure depends on the area of the body being treated and the amount of reduction necessary.


Just as everyone is an individual, everyone recovers differently. Avoiding strenuous activity and sleeping on your back is recommended for a couple weeks following surgery. Most patients are back to work within two weeks.


While results may vary, the fat removal from liposuction is relatively permanent. After puberty, our bodies do not create new fat cells. Liposuction permanently removes these cells to improve your body's contour. It can be combined with other procedures to enhance the result in your appearance. Many patients see an increase in self-confidence and look and feel better in their clothes.