Reshape Your Figure Through Body Sculpting
In Pittsburgh body contouring is a term that refers to a series of interrelated plastic surgery procedures that can dramatically improve general body contour. The Pittsburgh Center is world renowned for such procedures as upper and lower body lifts, thighplasty, brachioplasty, ultrasonic assisted lipoplasty (UAL) and abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck.
Body contouring is often used for patients who have successfully lost considerable weight and are left with excess skin. Body contouring is increasingly popular after completing child bearing years as a mommy makeover. For these unhappy mothers, we routinely combine breast augmentation and mastopexy with abdominoplasty and UAL. UAL is complimentary in removing pockets of fat that persist despite weight loss.*
By virtue of the numerous worldwide speaking requests and high frequency is being referenced in peer reviewed publications and book chapters, Dr. Hurwitz is considered by many plastic surgeons to be expert in body sculpting. In the lay world, his work has been featured in publications such as People Magazine, and Pittsburgh Post Gazette and television programs on Discovery Health, ABC Prime Time, The View, NBC Today show and numerous local and regional News Programs. Dr. Davila, also a prolific academic in his early practice, focuses on contouring of the central torso and breast. Below you will find the procedures that both Dr. Hurwitz and Dr. Davila employ to help patients achieve beautiful new bodies.*
When it comes to body contouring Pittsburgh plastic surgeons can combine several procedures according to each patient's unique needs. They create a total body lift for patients who have several areas they would like to address across their bodies. Many patients have aging, wrinkled skin, while others have excess skin after pregnancy or massive weight loss.
Fat deposits in the thigh and lower body area can be particularly resistant to diet and exercise. And even when significant weight loss is achieved, the skin elasticity is poor. Thighplasty, with or without a lower body lift, is an extraordinary procedure that can lift, tighten, and shape the skin envelope of the thigh area using liposuction and direct removal of excess tissue along the inner aspect. Thighplasty is a great technique for targeting the thighs. Because there is a high rate of wound healing problems and prolonged swelling, many plastic surgeons do not offer this operation. With good technique and experience, Vertical inner thighplasty can be very satisfying.*
Abdominoplasty is one of the keystone procedures on which everything else is built. Abdominoplasty, also called a tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery technique used to target and trim the abdominal area. Abdominoplasty is one of the more popular body contouring procedures as results from just this one technique, especially when judiciously combined with ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, can be dramatic and life-changing.
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, entails making preliminary liposuction and then incisions along the waistline and groins, removing excess fat and tissue between the incisions, suture tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall, remodeling the umbilicus, and meticulously closing the long wound. Some of the secrets of success include the use of advanced liposuction technology and the preservation of perforating skin vasculature. In cases where only the lower abdomen needs to be trimmed, a limited abdominoplasty may be performed. Your plastic will help you determine your goals and decide on the most effective approach for your case.
Our state-of-the-art practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, features both liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction by VASER. Both liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction are extremely effective as single procedures or combined with a more comprehensive body contouring plan. We also have extensive experience with Bipolar radiofrequency Assisted Lipoplasty (similar to Laser Assisted Liposuction) as one of the earliest adopters nationwide in 2016 of BodyTite.
Liposuction is used to create a smoother, slimmer appearance in targeted areas such as the abdomen, back, waist, thighs, and upper arms. The liposuction procedure is performed by gently removing fat deposits through a suction tube called a cannula. Also performed at his Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania clinic, ultrasonic liposuction is carried out much in the same way. The difference, though, is that ultrasonic sound waves are used to loosen the fat deposits for more effective and bloodless removal. Ultrasonic liposuction has gained popularity recently as advancements in technology have dramatically increased the safety and ease with which it is performed.
Sagging skin in the upper arms can be problematic after weight loss due to poor skin elasticity. Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a procedure that targets this loose skin in the arms. Arm lifts are known for poor scarring and irregular appearances of the axilla and midarm. With the development of the unique L-brachioplasty, The Pittsburgh Center has set the gold standard for arm lifts, now replicated by plastic surgeons around the world. Our Pittsburgh body contouring surgeons have first-hand experience with this technique, maximizing your results.
Our surgeons perform body lift procedures to lift and tighten sagging skin and underlying musculature in different areas of the body. We can perform upper-body lifts, lower-body lifts, mid-body lifts, and total-body lifts, depending on the needs and goals of the patient. They also perform male body lift procedures tailored specifically to clients who want to achieve a fit, masculine aesthetic. The artistic eye and careful attention to detail are very important in creating beautiful, natural-looking results for our patients.*
A Brazilian butt lift can create a lifted, shapely backside with a rounded hip that will make the waist appear smaller. This body sculpting procedure utilizes liposuction to remove unwanted fat from one area of the body. The tissue is then processed and injected through specialized cannulas into the buttocks to create the desired shape and contour. Pittsburgh body contouring patients are generally very happy with the results and the way that their clothes fit their new physique.*
VASERlipo® is an advanced technique to gently remove unwanted fatty deposits from the body. Using ultrasound technology, this minimally invasive procedure breaks apart fat cells so that they can be easily removed through several small incisions. Our plastic surgeons can use the fat removed to add volume to depressed areas or as a natural alternative to breast or butt implants.
Patients often enjoy outstanding results with reduced recovery times and minimal post-operative discomfort. Our surgeons also combine VASERlipo® with other body contouring procedures to produce more comprehensive results.*
BodyTite offers an exciting new alternative to traditional body contouring techniques. During the minimally invasive procedure, a specialized device delivers bipolar radiofrequency energy to the treatment area. The technique can melt unwanted fat, tighten loose skin, and overall, provide improved definition. Compared to other options, BodyTite offers several benefits, including lower cost, minimized risk of complications, and a quicker, more comfortable recovery.*
For patients in reasonably decent shape, a mini tummy tuck may be effective in achieving the desired outcomes. Typically, this procedure works well for treating sagging skin and fat below the belly button. Small tummy tucks often take less time to perform and heal. For patients with more serious issues, this technique might not be as effective.
At The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery, we understand that stubborn fat deposits in the waist and flank areas can be a source of frustration for many patients striving for their ideal body shape. That's why we have developed a cutting-edge surgical procedure called oblique flankplasty, which provides a revolutionary alternative to traditional lower body lift procedures. Oblique flankplasty is a mid-body lift technique that addresses issues that a traditional procedure cannot. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform this modern body sculpting surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, typically as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes a tummy tuck and liposuction procedures.
Our primary goal with oblique flankplasty is to redefine the waist for female patients and remove excess flanks for male patients. However, due to the unique incision pattern of this procedure, it can also improve the lateral thighs and buttocks, providing comprehensive results similar to those achieved with a lower body lift. With over 100 successful procedures performed without significant complications, our experienced body contouring surgeons have gained recognition in national medical journals and symposiums. As a result, the oblique flankplasty has gained popularity worldwide as a cutting-edge solution to stubborn fat deposits in the waist and flank areas. If you're looking to achieve a more sculpted and toned physique, contact The Pittsburgh Center to schedule a consultation and see if oblique flankplasty is right for you.
We offer a transformative solution for women who want to regain confidence in their bodies and feel empowered as "power moms." Our board-certified surgeons are highly acclaimed for their expertise in performing customized Mommy Makeover procedures that are tailored to each patient's unique needs and preferences.
With a Mommy Makeover, you'll receive a series of body contouring procedures that are carefully selected to help you achieve your desired outcomes. Our surgeons will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns, which may include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, or other procedures. We take pride in providing individualized attention to each of our patients, ensuring that you receive the highest level of care and support throughout your journey. With our team of experienced surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward owning your body and embracing your power mom status.
The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery offers the innovative technique of hi-def liposculpting to remove stubborn fat deposits in areas such as the stomach, hips, thighs, and arms without surgery. This technique utilizes lasers to contour and tone the body for a sculpted appearance. Our experienced physicians specialize in local anesthesia, allowing for a faster recovery time and a quicker return to your daily routine. At The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery, we prioritize providing personalized attention and exceptional results to each of our clients undergoing body contouring procedures. Our highly skilled surgeons have extensive experience in hi-def liposculpting and will collaborate with you to create a tailored plan that meets your unique needs and goals.
During the procedure, our surgeons will make a small incision in the targeted area and use a specialized laser to safely and accurately remove fat. The entire procedure typically takes less than an hour, and you can expect to return home on the same day. If you have any inquiries regarding hi-def liposculpting, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable team is here to guide you every step of the way.
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.