A Total Body Lift Can Dramatically Improve Your Quality of Life
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 skin so your appearance still fails to reflect your new commitment to a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Dennis Hurwitz offers total body lift (TBL) surgery at our Pittsburg, PA-based practice for patients suffering from skin laxity following weight loss. This procedure is documented in his book, Total Body Lift, which discusses the fact that these patients not only look much better but feel better and have improved self-confidence following the procedure.*
Who Should Consider a Total Body Lift?
Many people who seek TBL surgery have had bariatric surgery or lost excessive weight through diet and exercise, and are left with sagging skin and disproportionate bulges. You may be unhappy with your appearance, or you may be concerned with the discomfort and skin conditions that can result from excess skin. Whatever reason prompts you to consider TBL surgery, Dr. Hurwitz will discuss your concerns and treatments goals during a consultation to determine whether the procedure is right for you. An ideal candidate for TBL is a healthy non-smoker whose weight is stable. If you plan to continue losing weight, or you are not emotionally prepared for a significant body change, TBL may not be the right choice.
Understanding the Procedure
TBL surgery has unlimited options for customization, and with Dr. Hurwitz’s expertise and experience, he will create a unique surgical plan to meet your cosmetic goals. Several surgeries can be combined to create a new overall look for the patient who desires toning, excess skin removal, and body contouring. Typically, the surgeries may include an arm lift, breast lift (or reduction), abdominoplasty, and inner or outer thigh lift. You may also require lifting on your buttocks or back. Liposuction is a common technique used to precisely target pockets of stubborn fat.
Although multiple procedures are often performed at one time, your TBL timeline will be carefully staged to ensure your health and safety. The procedures can be performed at nearby Magee-Women's Hospital where nursing aides are available to you 24/7, or a surgical suite, and the doctor will determine whether you will be able to go home the same day or need to stay overnight. We provide advanced nutritional and postoperative care for all our body lift patients.
A total body lift has unlimited options for customization, and with Dr. Hurwitz’s expertise and experience, he will create a unique surgical plan to meet your cosmetic goals.
The morning of your surgery, Dr. Hurwitz will mark the incision sites. You will be sedated so you remain relaxed and comfortable. He will create incisions, remove excess skin and fat, pull the underlying tissue and remaining skin in the area to make it smooth and taut, and then expertly close the surgical sites with precisely placed sutures. Rest assured, Dr. Hurwitz will carefully place your incisions to minimize any visible scarring.*
Recovery and Results
The length and extent of your recovery will depend on several factors, such as how many and which procedures you underwent, whether they were done at one time or in phases, and whether you stay at the hospital or return home for recovery. You will have a solid understanding of what to expect during your unique recovery, because Dr. Hurwitz and our team will provide you with details and answer all of your questions before the day of the surgery. As you recuperate, you can enjoy a renewed sense of confidence and self-esteem with a healthier, younger-looking, more attractive figure.*
Learn More About Achieving a More Proportionate Figure
Dr. Hurwitz is renowned for his natural-looking body lift results. For more information about our cosmetic surgery practice and the total body lift procedure, contact the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery today.*
“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