Oblique flankplasty is one of many operations designed by Dr. Hurwitz to address the body sculpting needs of his patients.
July 31, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA – Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to offer oblique flankplasty. This original body contouring procedure slims patients’ waists, with results that go beyond those seen after traditional lower body lift surgery.
Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, a recognized plastic surgery innovator, has achieved consistently excellent results with oblique flankplasty. He published the first scientific description on oblique flankplasty last year and has presented findings on the procedure to plastic surgery colleagues for the last two years.
About Oblique Flankplasty
Oblique flankplasty is a body contouring surgery that targets the bulging flanks and sides of the torso. The procedure involves the obliquely oriented excision of excess fat and skin between the lower ribs and the pelvic brim, followed by a plastic closure. By this process, patients obtain slimmer, fitter waistlines with a smoothly transitioned silhouette from the lower rib cage to the buttocks.
Oblique flankplasty was created in 2008 to target oversized love handles in men. The procedure was then tailored to women in 2012. In selected body types, oblique flankplasty can be the ideal procedure to address body contour problems following massive weight loss, pregnancy, and the effects of aging on the skin.
The Results of Oblique Flankplasty
Patients who undergo oblique flankplasty no longer suffer from bulging waists. There is a low incidence of post-operative complications, which have been minor, and the lower back oblique scar predictably fades over time. Most oblique flankplasty patients are ecstatic with the result and recommend it to their friends.
Critically Assessing New Surgeries to Help Patients
Dr. Hurwitz authored the first scientific description of oblique flankplasty in his textbook Comprehensive Body Contouring: Theory and Practice, which was published by Springer.com in January 2016. Oblique flankplasty is an example of some of the latest creative work by Dr. Hurwitz in body contouring surgery.
Over the last two years during invited scientific lectures, Dr. Hurwitz has presented this surgical technique at the Aston Baker Cutting Edge Aesthetic…