Reshape Your Figure Through Body Contouring

Body contouring is a term that refers to series of interrelated plastic surgery procedures that can dramatically improve general body contour. Practicing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Hurwitz is 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. Learn of  Dr. Hurwitz's experience in May 2012 issue entitled Mommy Makeover Mania. For these unhappy mothers, he routinely combines 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 speaking requests worldwide, Dr. Hurwitz is considered by many plastic surgeons to be expert in body contouring. 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. Below you will find the procedures that Dr. Hurwitz employs  to help patients achieve beautiful new bodies.*

Body Contouring Procedures:

Body Contouring Surgery

Dr. Dennis Hurwitz can combine several body contouring surgery procedures according to each patient's unique needs. Dr. Hurwitz can provide 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. 

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Total Body Lift

Bariatric surgeons response to obesity is gastric bypass surgery. Dr,. Hurwitz's response to the excess skin and flattened body contours after massive weight loss is Total Body Lift (TBL) surgery. Even patients who lose weight through lifestyle changes of dieting and exercise fall victim to unacceptable skin laxity. As anecdotally documented in my book Total Body Lift, our patients often not only look much better, they feel better and have more confidence. TBL is an excellent option that can create exciting results. The best candidates need sculpturing in the arms, chest, breasts, back, buttocks, abdomen, and thighs.*

As with all of Dr. Hurwitz’s surgical procedures, the body lift will be customized to meet individual needs. In most cases, two circumferential horizontal excisions are made. One excision will be made along the waistline and another along the bra line, at which point special skin flaps are lifted.and then closed securely.  The extremities usually need long strips of skin removed along the inner aspect, followed again by a secure closure. Aware of your priorities,  Dr. Hurwitz will discuss method options in detail to ensure your needs and risk and scar tolerance are addressed. For your safety and expeditious healing, proper staging is an important consideration for every patient. Fortunately, Dr. Hurwitz leads a team of skilled assistants in the operating room for expeditious and safe surgery. Your aftercare at Magee-Women's hospital is exceptionally good.

For more information about Dr. HUrwitz's revolutionary approach, contact our cosmetic surgery practice.

But first, take a look at our photo gallery and video archive of recent success stories!*


Abdominoplasty is one of his premier procedures. Abdominoplasty, also called tummy tuck, is a plastic surgery technique used to target and trim the abdominal area. Abdominoplasty is one of the more popular procedures as results from just this one technique can be dramatic and life changing.Dr. Hurwitz is a true asset to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, helping to improve numerous patients’ self-images.

As performed at Dr. Hurwitz’s clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, entails making  incisions along the waistline and groins, removing excess fat and tissue between the incisions, suture tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall, and carefully closing the large wound. Some of the secrets of his success and low rate of complications is his skill with Lipoabdominoplasty that he learned during his many visits to Brazil. He uses UAL generously and undermines the flaps with preservation of perforating skin vasculature. In cases where only the lower abdomen needs to be trimmed, a partial abdominoplasty may be performed. Dr. Hurwitz will help you determine your goals and decide on the most effective approach for your case.


Dr. Hurwitz’s state-of-the-art practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, features both liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction by LySonix of Mentor Corporation. Both liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction are extremely effective as single procedures or combined with a more comprehensive body contouring plan.He also has extensive experience with Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipoplasty (similar to Laser Assisted Liposuction) as one of InVasix clinical investigator 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 blood free removal. Ultrasonic liposuction has gained in popularity recently as advancements in technology have dramatically increased the safety and ease with which it is performed.


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 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.*

Arm Lift

After considerable weight loss and with aging, many women suffer from flabby upper arms. An arm lift (Brachioplasty)  is used to remove excess fat and tissue from the upper arms. An excision of skin and fat is made along the underside of the upper arm, along the least conspicuous line, and unwanted skin and tissue are carefully removed. Secure barbed suture closures create natural contour to the arms. Liposuction can accentuate the arm lift and can reduce complications of lymphoceles and prolonged arm swelling.

Illustration of arm lift before and after

Body Lift Procedures

Dr. Hurwitz performs body lift procedures to lift and tighten sagging skin and underlying musculature in different areas of the body. He can perform upper body lifts, lower body lifts, mid body lifts, and total body lifts, depending on the needs and goals of the patient. Dr. Hurwitz performs male body lift procedures tailored specifically to clients who want to achieve a fit, masculine aesthetic. His artistic eye and careful attention to detail are very important in creating beautiful, natural-looking results for our patients.*

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift can create a lifted, shapely backside with a rounded hip that will make the waist appear smaller. This procedure utilizes liposuction to remove unwanted fat from one area of the body. The tissue is then cleansed and transferred to the buttocks to create the desired shape and contour. 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. In some cases, Dr. Hurwitz 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. Dr. Hurwitz can 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, Dr. Hurwitz will use a specialized device to deliver radio-frequency 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.*

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Contact our cosmetic surgery practice today, at our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office, to learn more about tummy tuck, liposuction, and our complete range of body contouring procedures!

Also, learn more about breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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