If you have undergone massive weight loss, you deserve to feel completely confident and comfortable in your skin. Unfortunately, you may be left with excess, sagging tissue so your appearance still fails to reflect your new commitment to a healthy lifestyle. 

The Hurwitz Center offers total body lift (TBL) surgery at our Pittsburgh, PA, practice for patients suffering from skin laxity following weight loss.

This advanced procedure is documented in Dr. Hurwitz's book, Total Body Lift, which discusses how patients not only improve their appearance but also feel better and have improved self-confidence following treatment.*

So why should you consider a total body lift?

Dramatically ​Improve Your Quality of Life

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The Total Body Lift

The Hurwitz Center's signature procedure is the total body lift designed for young, healthy, and motivated individuals who want to accomplish as much plastic surgery as possible at once. Lifting the butt and abdominal skin and thinning the thighs can provide an all-inclusive result.
*Note: There is no guarantee of specific results. Results can vary for each individual.

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Thousands of People Choose Contouring Each Year

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*According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

But how do I know if a total body lift is right for me?

Explore Your Candidacy

Because a TBL is highly customized, the only way to find out if it is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our doctors. They can discuss your goals and determine if a body lift can help you achieve them.

In general, there are a few requirements to qualify for a TBL procedure:

Exceptional Treatment

From the Doctor Who Wrote the Book on TBL Surgery

If you are considering body contouring after massive weight loss, you want a professional who truly understands the procedures available and how to best apply them to achieve your goals.

In his book, Total Body Lift, Dr. Hurwitz describes his signature treatment in detail, tracking the experience of eight of his patients. As the inventor of this unique procedure, he can provide dramatic results to help you feel confident in your appearance.*

But what will really happen during my treatment?

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Staged Treatment for Dramatic Results

Each TBL that the Hurwitz Center performs is uniquely tailored to the patient's needs and goals. In most cases, he combines several surgeries together to achieve the desired result.

The surgeries involved in your treatment may include:

Your TBL timeline will be carefully staged to ensure your health and safety. Your surgeon may perform your treatments at our state-of-the-art ambulatory operating room or at the an ambulatory surgical center nearby. We provide advanced nutritional and postoperative care for all our body lift patients.

The Day of Your Procedure

On the day of your surgery, we will sedate you to ensure you remain relaxed and comfortable.

Then your surgeon will:

  1. Mark the incision sites
  2. Create incisions
  3. Remove excess skin and fat
  4. Smooth underlying tissue and the remaining skin
  5. Precisely place sutures to close the surgical sites

Rest assured, your doctor will carefully place your incisions to reduce any visible scarring.*

What can I expect during a total body lift?

Recovering after a Body Lift

The length and extent of your recovery will depend on several factors, such as the type and number of procedures you underwent, as well as whether they were done at one time or in phases.

The team at the Hurwitz Center will provide you with specific details and guidelines, and answer all of your questions regarding your recovery. As you recuperate, you can look forward to enjoying a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem with a healthier, younger-looking, more attractive figure.*

Once I'm recovered, what will my results look like?

Comprehensive Results

Results Vary from Patient to Patient

Since TBL surgery is so highly customized, every patient's results will be different.

Depending on the surgeries you choose, your Surgeon can remove excess skin and fat from your:

  • Arms
  • Breasts
  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs

Most TBL treatments are staged over a series of months

Once you have completed treatment, you can enjoy dramatic, natural-looking results provided by one of our America's Top Plastic Surgeons.

What else do I need to know about treatment at the Hurwitz Center?

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

3D Imaging Technology

With our advanced 3-D imaging technology, you can visualize your expected results before we even begin treatment.

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Cutting-Edge Tools and Techniques

At Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery, we invest in state-of-the-art technology to reduce discomfort, speed recovery, and improve your results.

In addition to our advanced 3-D imaging system, we offer a wide range of cutting-edge treatments, including:

In addition, all our patients have access to the multimodality swelling program at our medical spa. This program combines physical therapy with advanced technology, such as HIVAMAT® and MedX, to reduce swelling and speed your recovery

How much will this all cost me?

The Cost of Treatment...

Depends on Your Goals

How much your TBL surgery costs will depend mainly on what your treatment goals are. More extensive results often require multiple surgeries which will add to your final bill.

The best way to find out how much your total body lift could cost is to schedule an appointment with one of our Surgeons. They can assess your needs and give you a personalized surgical plan and cost estimate.

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Factors Which Affect Your Final Bill

Are there any options to help pay for my treatment?

Is a TBL worth the investment?

A TBL Can Be Life-Changing

While a TBL can be a significant commitment both physically and financially, it can also dramatically improve your quality of life. By transforming your figure in a way that complements your weight loss achievements, a TBL can give you greater confidence. Patients make great sacrifices and commitments in order to start new chapters of health in their lives; a TBL makes it possible to experience the benefits of these achievements to the fullest.


Alternatives Is TBL Surgery My Only Option?

We offer a wide range of body contouring treatments at Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh. Not everyone who achieves massive weight loss is a candidate for a TBL, and we are here to help you make the best choice for your goals and your health.

Your surgeon can perform any of the procedures included in a body lift as a stand-alone treatment. In addition, we offer a range of non-surgical options, though these cannot provide the same dramatic results that surgery can achieve.

Our highly skilled surgeons with a combined over 45 years of experience can find the right treatment option for your unique needs and help you achieve the results you deserve.


This place is amazing. I have always been the type of person to be a nervous wreck About the procedure. Dr Hurwitz talked to me and walked me through all of my concerns with complete understanding and his staff is kind and so helpful. His assistant Patty is fantastic too! No one ever even had an attitude and believe me I’m hard to deal with!! Love you guys 5 stars well deserved!!!!!

Jodi M.

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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