Stubborn fat deposits along the flanks and waist can prevent many patients from achieving their ideal body shape. To address these areas of concern, The Pittsburgh Center has designed a cutting-edge surgical procedure called oblique flankplasty. By strategically removing excess fat and skin, we can sculpt a narrower waist for women and eliminate bulging flanks for men. We perform this modern body contouring surgery at our practice in Pittsburgh, PA, typically as part of tummy tuck and liposuction treatments. While oblique flankplasty is still a fairly new procedure, our surgeons have already transformed the lives of over 100 patients without any significant complications. Our experience has led to publications is nationally recognized medical journals and symposiums, and the oblique flankplasty is now performed by surgeons around the world. *
At our surgery center in Pittsburgh oblique flankplasty is a body contouring procedure that has been established as an alternative to a lower body lift. While technically a mid body lift, it is a posterior extension of lower transverse abdominoplasty, that addresses issues that the traditional procedure typically cannot. The primary goal of oblique flankplasty is to redefine a deeper waist for female patients and remove undesirably large flanks for male patients. However, due to its unique incision pattern, it can also improve the lateral thighs and buttocks, acting like a lower body lift as well.*
Whether your body has lost definition because of dramatic weight loss, pregnancy, or genetics, you may benefit from an oblique flankplasty procedure. Candidates include those with:
To qualify for an oblique flankplasty Pittsburgh patients must maintain a fairly consistent weight and should be dedicated to a reasonable diet and exercise routine. If you are a female patient, it is important to consider whether you plan to have children in the future. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause physical changes that alter the results of your procedure.
Your surgeon can work with you to determine the best body contouring solution for your goals and needs. During the consultation for an oblique flankplasty Pittsburgh body contouring experts will discuss what you hope to achieve by undergoing surgery and conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history.
Our leading plastic surgeons can recommend the procedure that will help you achieve the results you desire. Whether it be a thigh lift, liposuction, oblique flankplasty, or other treatment, they can design a plan that complements your natural figure and execute the procedure with the utmost skill.*
If you decide to proceed with oblique flankplasty, your surgeon can measure the area to determine the proper amount of tissue to remove.
During treatment, your surgeon can make the first incision along the flank tissue of the hip and lower back. We may also make additional incisions along the buttocks, thighs, and obliques, depending upon the areas being treated. We can then remove excess fat and skin, before placing sutures and medical adhesive to close the incisions. In some cases, we may also perform a butt lift or liposuction to achieve ideal results.
As highly experienced plastic surgeons, we will strategically place incisions to minimize scarring. For most patients, scarring has flattened and faded over time for an aesthetically pleasing outcome.*
This groundbreaking procedure has enabled many patients to achieve a body they can feel confident in, with minimal risk. The Pittsburgh Center takes great pride in tailoring each procedure to each patient at our practice. If you are struggling with stubborn fat deposits or excess skin, the Pittsburgh Center Center can provide safe, customized body contouring. Contact us online or call us today at (412) 802-6100 to find out if you are a candidate for an oblique flankplasty.*
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.