Achieve a More Defined Waist with Oblique Flankplasty

image of woman after receiving oblique flankplastyStubborn fat deposits along the flanks and waist can prevent many patients from achieving their ideal body shape. To address these areas of concern, The Hurwitz 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.  *

What is Oblique Flankplasty?

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.*

Who Can Benefit from Treatment?

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:

  • Sagging skin
  • Excess fat in the abdomen and lower back 
  • Cellulite
  • Sagging tissue in the outer thighs and buttocks 

To qualify for this procedure, you 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.

Is This Procedure Right for You?

Your surgeon can work with you to determine the best body-contouring solution for your goals and needs. During your consultation, we can 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.*

The Treatment Process

If you decide to proceed with oblique flankplasty, your surgeon can measure the area to determine the proper amount of tissue to remove. 

While oblique  flankplasty is still a fairly new procedure, the Hurwitz Center has already transformed the lives of over 100 patients without any significant complications. 

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.*

Dr. Hurwitz Presents for Grand Rounds at Georgetown University.*

Flankplasty The Course

Webinar on the Lower Body Lift for ICOPLAST.*

A Renowned Surgeon Providing Exceptional Results

This groundbreaking procedure has enabled many patients to achieve a body they can feel confident in, with minimal risk. The Hurwitz 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 Hurwitz Center Center can provide safe, customized body contouring. Contact us online or call us today at (866) 841-1322 to find out if you are a candidate for an oblique flankplasty.*

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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

More Info Directions (412) 802-6100