Are you frustrated by stubborn fat deposits that just won't respond to diet and exercise?
The Hurwitz Center offers traditional, ultrasonic, and radiofrequency-assisted liposuction for patients in Pittsburgh, PA, 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*
Target Stubborn Fat
Even if you are very healthy, you may have unresponsive fat deposits. Liposuction can often improve the effects of pregnancy.
Get Results Fast
While liposuction does require time to heal, most patients notice an immediate difference in their figure.
Improve Your Self-Confidence
If you are self-conscious about stubborn fat, liposuction can help you love how you look and free you to live your best life.
Take a Closer Look at the Treatment
A Popular Treatment Option
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*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.
Surgeons Primarily Use Liposuction for Fat Removal
It is important to note that liposuction is primarily used to target and remove stubborn deposits of fat throughout the body. However, the procedure cannot be used to remove excess skin, reduce the appearance of cellulite, or address post-pregnancy concerns such as C-section scars.
If these are among your concerns, other body contouring treatments such as abdominoplasty or a body lift may produce more effective results.
It is also important to consider that liposuction may be essential to other procedures you wish to undergo, such as a Brazilian butt lift, in which fatty tissue is transferred to the buttocks. Our plastic surgeons will take plenty of time to help you choose the right procedure or combination of procedures to meet your goals.
Benefit from Extensive Training and Advanced Tools
Candidates for Liposuction Should Be...
In Good Health
You should be free of serious health issues or medical conditions that can affect your healing.
Smoking increases the risk of surgical complications and can slow down your recovery.
Off of Medication
Certain medications such as blood thinners can increase your risk of heavier bleeding during surgery.
Why Choose Us for Liposuction?
Benefit from Extensive Training and Advanced Tools
We have been practicing cosmetic surgery since 1977. In this time, we have 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?
How Does Liposuction Work?
Advanced Liposuction Techniques
Are There Different Types of Liposuction?
During the traditional liposuction procedure, the cannula is used to break up fat cells before they are removed.
You can also use ultrasonic technology (the VASER system) to break up fat with less impact on healthy cells.
The minimally invasive BodyTite system uses radiofrequency and thermal energy to melt fat cells for easier removal.
Planning Your Treatment
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.
Our plastic surgeons have been has been practicing for decades and will walk you through everything you need to know about your treatment, from start to finish.
Sagging skin and stubborn, excess fat can not only affect your self-confidence. These concerns can have a negative impact on your overall quality of life as well.
Our Plastic Surgeons offer BodyTite® as an effective, minimally invasive tummy tuck alternative for patients with a mild to moderate amount of sagging skin.
“Liposuction patients can generally expect to resume work and non-strenuous activities within three to 10 days.”
What to Expect
Anesthesia will be administered prior to treatment to ensure that you to feel comfortable throughout the procedure.
Incisions & Cannula Insertion
A long, thin suction device, known as a cannula, will be inserted through the incisions and moved back and forth to loosen and remove fat.
The doctor will then carefully remove the cannula and precisely close the incisions to minimize scarring.
Your procedure may differ slightly if you choose ultrasound- or radiofrequency-assisted liposuction.
Immediately After 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.
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.
We 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.*
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?
Enhance Your Natural Contours
Achieving Your Final Results
Following liposuction at our Pittsburgh practice, 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?
Trust Us with Your Results
“"Knowledgeable, customized treatment plan with exceptional staff. I would recommend the Hurwitz Center to anyone looking to improve their image. Thank you for giving me back my confidence."”Cameron T.
Your Treatment Cost
The cost of liposuction will depend on the extent of your procedure, areas to be treated, and other factors. While liposuction is not covered by insurance, you may qualify for third-party financing, which can make costs manageable through low-interest and interest-free payment plans.
“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