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Are you frustrated by stubborn fat deposits that just won't respond to diet and exercise?

Dr. Dennis Hurwitz provides traditional, ultrasonic, and radiofrequency-assisted liposuction to eliminate excess fat and help you achieve the lean contours you desire. 

So why should you consider liposuction?

Achieve a Leaner, More Attractive Figure*

How Does Liposuction Work?

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A Popular Treatment Option

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and was second only to breast augmentation.

*According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

But how do I know if it's right for me?

Many Patients Can Benefit from Liposuction

Liposuction is not a weight loss solution. It is designed to help patients within 30 percent of their ideal weight achieve a slimmer figure.

This treatment may be right for you if you have:

Why Choose Us for Liposuction?

Benefit from Extensive Training and Advanced Tools

Dr. Hurwitz has been practicing cosmetic surgery since 1977. In this time, he has pioneered and perfected a range of advanced treatments. In addition, he has learned the value of investing in the most advanced treatment options available.

At the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, you can take advantage of decades of training and expertise while receiving care at our state-of-the-art office. With comfortable surroundings and a compassionate staff, you can enhance your appearance in a welcoming environment.

So what happens during treatment?

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The Basics of the Procedure

Before beginning, we will administer local anesthesia and sedation to ensure your comfort. Then Dr. Hurwitz will:

  1. Create several small incisions in the treatment area
  2. Insert a long, thin suction device, called a cannula
  3. Move the cannula back and forth to loosen fat tissue
  4. Suction the excess tissue out from below the skin
  5. Carefully close the incisions

Your procedure may differ slightly if you choose ultrasound- or radiofrequency-assisted liposuction.

Take a Closer Look at the Treatment

Timeline: Treatment from Planning to Post-Op

Planning for Treatment

Knowing what to expect before, during, and after treatment can help alleviate worry and fears of the unknown. As with any surgical procedure, extra care will be necessary to prepare for the recovery process. Keep nutritious foods on hand and make sure to clear your calendar for the necessary time to heal.

Dr. Hurwitz has been practicing for decades and will walk you through everything you need to know about your treatment, from start to finish.

Liposuction patients can generally expect to resume work and non-strenuous activities within three to 10 days.

The Day of Your Procedure

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure. The length of the surgery will vary for each individual depending on how many areas require treatment.

The day of your procedure, you will need to bring a trusted friend or family member along to drive you to and from your appointment. This individual should also be able to stay with you for the first 24 hours to help you during your immediate recovery. ​When you return home, it is important to walk around the house occasionally to reduce the risk for blood clots and other serious post-surgical complications.
 

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After the First Day

After the first day, we recommend brief walks outside to aid in the healing process. As with any surgical procedure, some degree of tenderness and swelling is typical. These side effects can be managed with prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers. 

Dr. Hurwitz may also place a compression bandage over the surgical site to help reduce swelling and inflammation. It is important to closely follow his recommendations so that you can enjoy a comfortable recovery.*

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Recovery Differs for Every Patient

Liposuction is a personalized procedure so recovery will be different for every patient. The amount of downtime necessary will entirely depend on the extent of your treatment.

After undergoing a minor procedure, patients may be able to return to work in as few as three days. However, if more extensive treatment is performed or your job is physically demanding, it could take as long as 10 days. 

In most cases, patients can resume normal exercise routines within a few days. However, we recommend that you start slow, and increase activity as you feel able.* 

How will my results look when I've recovered?

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Enhance Your Natural Contours

Achieving Your Final Results

Following liposuction, it is normal for patients to experience bruising and swelling. Because every individual is different, some may notice these side effects longer than others.

On average, slight swelling and inflammation will linger for about three months. However, in most cases, post-operative bruising should diminish within four weeks.* 

Once you reach the four-week mark, your final results will become more apparent. However, it could take up to three months for the full effects to become noticeable.

Patience and compliance are the two most important factors in the recovery process. The end result will be a more aesthetically pleasing figure and a boost in self-confidence.* 

Excited to learn more about your liposuction options?

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Dr. Hurwitz

Dr. Hurwitz

For over 40 years, Dr. Hurwitz has constantly sought to improve existing procedures and create new treatments to ensure his patients receive the results they deserve as safely and comfortably as possible

For more information about treatment at Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, contact our office online or call (412) 802-6100 today.

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I honestly never thought of myself as a serious candidate for elective surgery ... but I’m already feeling and looking so much better.* Jill's Story

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3109 Forbes Ave
Ste 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

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