Facial Plastic Surgery to Complement Your Features

Our faces are the source of much of our physical expression. Our faces define who we are to others at first meeting. It is no wonder then, that we put so much effort into maintaining the appearance of our countenances. But, there is only so much improvement that can be achieved by rejuvenating creams, lotions, and oils.

For truly effective and long term solutions to facial vitality, consider facial plastic surgery with Dr. Dennis Hurwitz. For many years he has been performing surgical techniques that are both dramatically rejuvenating yet still natural looking! Since becoming the host surgeon for the Pittsburgh Lifestyle Lift location his experience has expanded to over four facelifts each week, which provides him with current unparallelled facial rejuvenation experience in the Pittsburgh region.


Dr. Hurwitz offers a variety of facelift options to fulfill your unique needs. You can choose a basic facelift, an extended facelift, midface lift, or limited incision facelift. In all cases, Dr. Hurwitz applies his unique barbed suture Quill suspension of the under the skin SMAS for aesthetically pleasing and long lasting lift. He routinely transfers your own fat to your face through gentle liposuction and lipoaugmentation to incredibly rejuvenate and fill deflated cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, scalloped jawlines  and sunken eyes and temples. All of these techniques are customized to meet your desires. They are intended to improve your appearance by sculpturing your face, smoothing wrinkles, removing unwanted and adding to deficient fat while tightening lax facial skin. Facelift is the means to long lastingly tighten the neck and jowls. In most cases, facelift surgery can provide a younger, healthier appearance with the least amount of amount of scarring. If you are interested in visiting our Pittsburgh office to learn about facelift, contact Dr. Dennis Hurwitz.

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Rhinoplasty - Nose Job

Out of all the facial procedures we perform at our Pittsburgh office, the nose job can produce some of the most dramatic results in a patient. A nose job, medically referred to as a  rhinoplasty, is used to change the size, shape, or overall appearance of the nose. As one of the most common cosmetic procedures, a nose job can be used to alter the size of the nose and the shape of its bridge, tip, and nostrils. We also employ rhinoplasty at our Pittsburgh office to correct limitations in breathing. An improved nasal appearance, leads to greater confidence and self-esteem.

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Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery

As we age, wrinkles, redundant skin and fat pads develop around the eyes, making us appear tired or perhaps older than we really feel. Dr. Hurwitz of the Pittsburgh area has the solution for you. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that removes excess skin, fat, and tissue from the upper and lower eyelids. The result of eyelid surgery is less puffiness, wrinkles, and sagging around the eyes. Performed at our Pittsburgh certified operating room under the anesthesia of your choice, eyelid surgery offers you a younger, fresher appearance. It is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as facelift or browlift.

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Chin Implant Surgery

As performed at our Pittsburgh practice, chin surgery and chin implant techniques are used to modify the shape of the chin. The chin is one of the major defining features of the face. Minor adjustments to this area can have a powerfully dramatic effect on the countenance. The most common chin procedure performed at our practice in Pittsburgh is chin implant surgery. During chin implant surgery, the incision will be made either inside the lower lip or under the chin. A custom ordered chin implant is then precisely positioned on the chin bone and secured in place. Silicone rubber implants are commonly used. For more extensive augmentations, Dr. Hurwitz prefers the porous Medpore polyethylene implants.

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As we age, we often see aged sunken eyebrows and deep forehead furrows. Traditionally, endoscopic-assisted or coronal (open) browlift surgery is performed to raise eyebrows and smooth forehead skin through incisions near the hairline. In recent years, Dr. Hurwitz more commonly uses a limited lateral browlift hairline procedure with his original Quill barbed suture suspension technique. The incisions are inconspicuous and the recovery is much quicker and less risky than in the traditional techniques. The newly attractively arched and slightly raised eye brows are long lasting. Limited lateral browlifts combat the effects of time, sun and stress, to leave a younger and more refreshed appearance.

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Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cleft lip and cleft palate is a common severe birth defect of the face. This congenital deformity can be not only disfiguring but, also an impediment to intelligible speech and proper feeding. As prior clinical director of the University of Pittsburgh Cleft Palate, Craniofacial Center Dr. Dennis Hurwitz has extensive experience in the treatment of these disorders. The initial surgery is performed on infants, helping them to achieve normalize facial appearance and oral  function. Dr. Hurwitz offers revision surgery for final improvement of lingering cosmetic deformity of the lips, nose and face.  For more information, please contact our Pittsburgh office today.

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As we age, our youthful fat facial fat stores atrophy, causing skin to look transparent, thin, depressed and hollow. Lipoaugmentation is used to reverse contour deficiencies, and atrophied tissues to create a more youthful appearance by restoring contour and  elasticity to the facial skin. Dr. Hurwitz learned liposculpture directly from world renowned New York City originator, plastic surgeon Sidney Colemen. Over the years they have become good friends with Dr. Hurwitz is grateful for Dr. Coleman's ongoing mentorship. Lipoaugentation is most often performed in combination with facelift, but may be performed alone to target concentrated areas. Dr. Hurwitz also applies his lipoaugmenation skill to many other regions of the body, notably the buttocks, breasts, hands and legs. Contact our Pittsburgh practice for more information.

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Contact our cosmetic surgery practice in Pittsburgh for more information about chin implant surgery, facelift, nose job, and eyelid surgery!

Also, learn more about our body contouring procedures such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, and the total body lift.

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