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Dennis J. Hurwitz, MD

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Dennis J. Hurwitz, MD

We welcome you to the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery which was established in 1984 to deliver the highest quality of service to our discerning aesthetic and plastic surgery patients. Dennis Hurwitz, M.D. is a recognized innovator of advanced techniques in facelift and body contouring surgery. We offer the latest in Synosure laser, VASER ultrasound and BodyTite and FaceTite radiofrequency assisted technologies.


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Meet Dr. Dennis Hurwitz


Our practice values your trust in plastic and cosmetic surgery. We strive to provide the most sophisticated technology and solutions to our patients, and are committed to providing you with all the options and information available.

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The Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgical services developed and advanced over the past 40 years. We are an experienced team of a senior Plastic Surgeon assisted by an experienced physician assistant, medical aestheticians and surgical coordinators. Our focus is aesthetic, body contouring, and reconstructive surgery after brith and developmental deformity, weight loss, aging,  injuries or cancer treatment. Dr. Dennis J. Hurwitz has an international reputation for clinical excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, which had been recognized for 15 consecutive years in the Castle Connelly Guide to the Best Doctors.  He was recently awarded the Lifetime achievement award from Marquis Who's Who. While clinical care is his prime focus, Dr. Hurwitz is active in academic and organized medicine. He is an invited lecturer on subjects such as facelift, lipoaugmentation, breast and  body contouring . He has taught hundreds of medical students and fellows in plastic surgery, and for his contributions, research and teaching he was promoted to clinical professor of surgery in 1996.  He has published over 190 articles in journals and books on such subjects as facelift, lipoaugmentation, body contouring, ultrasonic assisted liposuction, body and head and neck reconstruction, vascular malformations, and cleft lip repair. His single author textbook, Comprehensive Body Contouring; Theory and Practice published in 2016 by Springer.com is recognized as a major contribution in the field.

Dr. Hurwitz is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and was elected membership to the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons, in 1987. He is past medical director of the University of Pittsburgh Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Center and the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center. He has been president of city, state and regional plastic surgery organizations, as well as the Allegheny County Medical Society.

Facilities

Office Operating room certified by AAAASF (American Association for Accredidation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities) in 2010 and recertified through on site inspection through October 2017. Manyself pay cosmetic procedures are performed in our operating room by experienced and dedicated staff. More complex procedures are performed at nearby Waterfront Surgery Center or UPMC Magee Womens Hospital.

In August 2001 our private practice relocated to the penthouse suite of the Forbes Allies Center in Oakland, affording greater comfort and privacy. Centrally located in Pittsburgh, the office is easily reached from any direction via Forbes Avenue, and the Boulevard of the Allies. Parking is free. 

Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Lift

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cosmetic Surgery

Dermabrasion

Dermal Fillers

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Injectable Fillers

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Microdermabrasion

Permanent Make-up

Retin-A Treatments

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skull/Facial Bone Reconstruction

Spider Vein Treatment

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tuck

Vascular Malformations

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Dennis Hurwitz participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Concerned

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Do not be concerned. The board-certified plastic surgeon accepts the responsibility for the quality care of your care, including the selection of a skilled nurse anesthetist

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Flank & Sacrum Puff Liposuction

Liposuction

Member Response:

At the Hurwitz Center for Plastic Surgery all patients are offered early post liposuction electrophysiological lymphatic massage called Hyvamat for the first three weeks. If there is persistent obvious swelling then we continue for another three weeks. We are convinced that early swelling is reduced but not necessarily improving the final result. You can start lymphatic massage now but it is unlikely to improve the final result.

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What exactly is this? Osteoma?

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

I recommend removal and microscopic examination. Probably a hairline incision will allow access to remove the bony growth of your forehead with an osteotome.

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7weeks post op

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

You do appear to have some loose skin. You also have very poor quality skin with considerable stretch marks (Strea). You surgeon may have closed you as tight as possible but was left with poor skin quality. Of course return to you surgeon to discuss. Further skin removal at a later time may be advisable.

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Tummy tuck after 4 csections

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

A revision abdominoplasty is usually a good option

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would it be worth it?

Thigh Lift

Member Response:

A LBL only raises the outer thighs and unfortunately frequently the saddlebag deformity returns. For permanent improvement of your outer thighs I recommend my original Oblique Flankplasty. For inner thigh laxity you should have a vertical medial thighplasty.

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Poor outcome?

Male Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Usually moderate sized gynecomastia is corrected with a combination of liposuction through remote stab wound incisions (I prefer ultrasonic assisted lipoplasty) and a pull through resection through an incision in or around the areola. Your inframammary scar should heal leaving a fine scar and most of the breast prominence gone. If not revision surgery is indicated.

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Healing

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

Yes, not normal to have drainage from your closures. Nevertheless, drain site infections are fairly common and need to be taken care of. Your board certified plastic surgeon will know what to do.

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Best results vs versus scar visibility

Thigh Lift

Member Response:

I understand your aversion to a long body scar on your thighs after having a Fleur de Lys abdominplasty. . However, if you have loose skin along the mid and lower portion of your thighs then the only recognized effective operation is vertical thighplasty. If you medial thigh scar is placed slightly posterior it will not me visible when looking straight on. Make sure your sure has considerable experience in body contouring surgery.

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Best procedure with loosing weight

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Member Response:

If weight loss is persisting after fat grafting of the buttocks, then most of the fat graft will be lost.

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Sutures won’t dissolve

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

You appear to have a chronic suture line wound infection. You probably need surgical removal of the wound and all related sutures. Discuss with your surgeon.

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Signs of a damaged nosed

Rhinoplasty

Member Response:

Without a nose bleed, deforming injury to your nose did not happen.

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Signs of a damaged nosed

Rhinoplasty

Member Response:

Without a nose bleed, deforming injury to your nose did not happen.

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Over liposuction areas

Cosmetic Surgery

Member Response:

It is not too late to contact your surgeon.

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Permanent Suture Removal

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

the permanent should be removed as your repair is secure.

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Uneven ears after surgery

Facelift

Member Response:

You need to know and understand the reluctance of your surgeon. Probably he or she doesn't want to make the problem worse. If the explanation doesn't make sense then seek another opinion.

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Vaser 4D Liposuction

Liposuction

Member Response:

3D VASER liposuction takes longer but is less painful than tradition liposuction because of less damage to the neurvasculature and connective tissue. There many reports of the preference to use VASER over traditional liposuction for #D definition of muscularity. Property performed VASERlipo provide excellent fat for grafting. The 4th dimension maybe considered the movement of the 3D dimensional construct through space and time. Yes, the results are long lasting.

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Renuvion

Facelift

Member Response:

Renuvion or JPLasma is monopolar helium supplemented radiofrequency subcutaneous tissue tightening, mostly known for the body. I am unaware whether a smaller probe has been created for the face. FaceTite is bipolar radiofrequency sucutaneous made for tightening of the face and neck with considerably more documented positive results in scientific presentations and publications. Renuvion is faster but FaceTite has proven safety and efficacy.

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Breast size

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Further reduction is possible and if you have gained weight, liposuction can work well.

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Scars on face

Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing

Member Response:

As children grow, their minor scars often improve. If your child is not distressed, I would wait several years before seeking consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon

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Payment

Payment Options

  • Cash or Personal Checks
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Patient Financing
Insurance Options
  • Select Blue/Keystone
  • Keystone
  • Security Blue
  • Health America/Health Assurance
  • Aetna-US Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
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