Liposuction can remove localized fat deposits from almost any area of the body. Dr. Struck uses an “ultrasonic” technique, during which sound waves liquefy fat cells before liposuction begins. This allows the elimination of more tissue, especially in difficult to treat areas such as “love handles” and the upper abdomen. Ultrasound breaks up fibrous tissue in the fat, and gives smoother results than with other types of liposuction.
By injecting saline, anesthetic solution and epinephrine during liposuction (“tumescent” liposuction), bruising is minimized. Incisions for liposuction are small and easily hidden.
|Surgery Time||• Two to seven hours|
|Anesthesia||• General anesthesia|
|Return Home||• Same day|
• Seven days to return to work
• No exercise for ten days
• Compression garment worn for up to three weeks
• Post operative massage to decrease swelling
Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction
Q: What is ultrasonic liposuction?
A: The ultrasonic technique uses a sound wave to liquefy fat prior to its removal.
Q: What are the advantages of ultrasonic liposuction?
A: Greater amounts of fat can be removed more easily, especially from fibrous areas of the body like the love handles or upper abdomen because the sound wave breaks up these fibrous areas prior to fat removal. The liquefied fat also results in a smoother result at the skin’s surface.
Q: Does liposuction improve cellulite?
A: No. Liposuction removes fat, but it does not change skin quality.
Q: Do you get close to the internal organs during liposuction or tummy tucks?
A: No. Liposuction is done superficial to the abdominal muscles. During tummy tucks, I tighten the abdominal muscles by placing stitches on the surface of the abdominal muscles, but the abdomen is not entered.